Storage Backup software-based encryption:

Backup software-based encryption

While encrypting data "at the tape" can offer some compelling advantages, you will need to upgrade the tape drives themselves, update device drivers, change drive settings in your backup software and switch over to new media. The impact on your existing backup process can be substantial. Many organizations choose instead to implement encryption in the backup software running on a backup server. This segment of the storage security guide will focus on specific considerations for software-based encryption products.

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  • Untangling the encryption chain

    Feature -  In many companies, data that should be safeguarded against loss or theft isn't getting encrypted. The main reason why so many storage managers are shying away from encryption is that they don't understand how it functions within the storage...

  • Secure iSCSI storage

    Feature -  One of the raps against iSCSI storage is that it's not as secure as Fibre Channel SANs. But iSCSI can be as secure as you want it to be. It was built from the ground up with strong authentication and encryption capabilities that work … as long as...

  • Storage encryption: How much is enough?

    Tip -  Seven steps to determine your storage security weaknesses are outlined, which can help you determine where you need storage encryption in your environment.

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