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This article is part of the Vol. 5 No. 9 November 2006 issue of Salary survey reveals storage skills are in demand
The time has come for enterprise tape encryption Point solutions for encryption might work now, but can they scale to meet future needs? Backup vendors supported encryption in their products for years, but few customers ever bothered with this type of protection in the past. Why? IT managers always assumed that tape-based data was relatively safe: Tapes were used by IT professionals and tape devices sat behind vulnerable IP networks. Encryption was also eschewed because it could lead to slower performance, additional IT operational chores and higher capital costs. But times have changed. Interest in tape encryption is growing rapidly due to the following: Increasing privacy regulations. Tape-based private data has long been subjected to well-established global privacy laws like the Japanese Bill to Protect Personal Data (2001) and the EU Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications (2002). In 2005, 13 disparate bills were introduced in the U.S. Congress; and at the beginning of 2006, 23 states had privacy regulations in place. Publicly disclosed data ... Access >>>
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