Emulex and IBM to Deliver Cloud Storage Security Solution

Collaboration Provides Enterprise Class Key Management with
Host-based Encryption that Eliminates Previous Cost, Implementation,
and Interoperability Barriers

Emulex Corporation today announced that it is collaborating with IBM to deliver a host-based encryption solution based on the Emulex Secure Host Bus Adapter (HBA) technology and IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager.
This solution will change the way enterprises secure data by providing
a cost-effective, easy to use solution that protects data outside the
server, no matter where it goes, for data in-flight on the network and
for data at-rest on disk arrays.  Emulex will be previewing this
solution at the RSA Conference Europe this week.

“Enterprise key management is an essential feature
that security conscious companies demand.  Emulex and IBM are taking
this to the next step by collaborating on the newly developed Key
Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP),” said Steve Daheb, chief
marketing officer and senior vice president of business development,
Emulex. “With this combined solution, IT managers will have a seamless
standards based encryption solution that will enable them to achieve
maximum enterprise-wide data center protection, without impacting
server performance, delivering better security at a cost point well
below other data encryption approaches.”

The powerful combination of Emulex Secure HBA
technology, the first host-based encryption security solution that
offloads encryption processing onto the HBA to protect data in flight
and at rest, and IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager, an enterprise-class
key management application that centralizes and strengthens the key
management process, delivering the first storage solution that moves
encryption as close to where the data is used as possible, delivering
the encryption solution that customers need to address the numerous
compliance and regulatory requirements that impact the business.

“IBM is committed to bringing solutions to market
with partners, such as Emulex, that help our customers improve service,
reduce costs and better manage risk and compliance issues,” said Venkat
Raghavan, director of security, risk and compliance, IBM security
software. “By combining market leading IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager
with Emulex’s host-based encryption solution, customers can minimize
the risk of loss or breach of sensitive information and facilitate easy
compliance management of regulatory standards that are becoming
increasingly stringent. This is a powerful, standards-based step for
providing security for both virtualized and cloud environments.”

Implementing a host-based encryption security
solution improves the data center’s security stance and minimizes the
window of data vulnerability, because data is protected where it’s
created, in the host. With Emulex Secure HBAs, companies benefit from
cost-effective, enterprise class security, buying expensive appliances
that don’t scale or adding unneeded complexity.  Emulex Secure HBAs
enable end-users to move away from CPU (Central Processing Unit)
intensive host-based encryption software that may either hobble their
servers or inhibit the deployment of virtualized servers.

Today’s Flash-based SSDs are predominantly based on
the SATA interface. Emulex InSpeed bridges provide options for system
OEM customers to connect these high performance SATA SSDs to enterprise
systems using external Fibre Channel or SAS bridge interposer boards,
while maintaining enterprise-level robustness and performance.
Alternatively, SSD vendors can integrate bridging silicon into their
devices to provide a native Fibre Channel or SAS SSD.

Emulex Secure HBA technology leverages
field-proven, virtualization-tuned, high-performance Fibre Channel
Storage Area Network (SAN) connectivity, allowing customers to extend
their existing investments in infrastructure, management, training and
processes. Emulex is previewing this ground-breaking, enterprise class
security solution at the RSA Conference Europe 2009 this week in London
at the Hilton London Metropole in its booth B6.


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