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Decru, the storage encryption company owned by Network Appliance, is using Mu Security's security analysis product to find vulnerabilities in its own security appliances. If this sounds paranoid, think again, says Jon Oltsik, senior analyst, information security at Enterprise Strategy Group, Milford, MA. "Extending the vulnerability mindset into storage is an important step toward really safeguarding sensitive data," he says. "Encryption technology has a giant target painted on it." Decru has deployed the Mu-4000 Security Analyzer to "see where hackers might be able to exploit our product," says Kevin Brown, Decru's VP of marketing. "It generates millions of permutations for how hackers might attack us. For example, is our key management system leaking information?" By using the tool, Decru hopes to catch vulnerabilities earlier in its development cycle and speed up its time to market, says Brown, adding that none of Decru's customers has reported any weakness in the product yet. Joel Schwalbe, VP of technical services at CNL Financial Group, has been using ... Access >>>
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