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Question of the Month: Why aren't you encrypting your backup tapes?|
--Jason Pruitt, senior system administrator, Memphis, TN
"Yes, we are! We're using an IBM TS3584 tape library. This type of encryption is not done by software, but at the hardware level, and works great."
"We're looking at a possible upgrade to our physical tape hardware that will do it for us."
"By this time next year, after a tape density upgrade, we will have migrated to IBM 3592-E05 tape drives. When management caught wind that these drives support encryption, they jumped on the bandwagon."
This was first published in August 2008