SafeNet, a global leader in data protection, on Tuesday said that it has extended its comprehensive portfolio of data security solutions into the storage security market with the immediate availability of StorageSecure.
StorageSecure is the industry’s first network attached storage (NAS) security solution that encrypts data granularly over the network at multi Gbps speed. Customers gain the benefits of compliance, improved governance, and data security for their mission-critical data at rest.
Gartner analyst Sid Deshpande notes that large scale digital content and unstructured data are growing at a fast pace, and as a result an increasing number of users are adopting scalable NAS solutions. The consolidation of corporate data, including high-value information, into large centralized repositories such as NAS is ushering in a new set of compliance-related issues and security risks. Multi-tenant NAS environments increases the number of users and storage administrators with access permissions to the same storage environment. To prevent unauthorized access and use of high-value data, as well as enabling effective auditing, customers need to come up with a new method to protect their data.
StorageSecure was developed in partnership with NetApp, the industry leader for NAS solutions, and designed to address these needs. By providing granular encryption, customers can compartmentalize the use of data in NAS, mitigate the risk of storage admins accessing high value data without affecting their day to day job, enable effective data shredding when needed, and demonstrate trustworthy audit trail for all StorageSecure-protected data access events.
“As data volumes proliferate and breaches become a more common occurrence, organizations need to employ a new mindset that will help protect their digital assets from internal and external threats. StorageSecure does just that by employing intelligent storage encryption and high assurance key management to existing storage solutions. This helps organizations play proactive defense and keep structured and unstructured data safe, secure against insider threats and remain compliant with stringent industry regulations”, said Sangeeta Anand, corporate vice president and general manager, Data Protection Business Unit, SafeNet, Inc.
“StorageSecure, especially when combined with SafeNet KeySecure, provides customers with the level of control, management and visibility necessary to enable compliance and overall data security, said Tim Russell, vice president, Data Lifecycle Ecosystem group, NetApp
StorageSecure is available today in two appliance options one suited for 1Gbps networks and the second can address 10Gbps network infrastructure.