Based on Emulex Secure HBA technology and IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager
Emulex is collaborating with IBM to deliver a host-based encryption offering based on the Emulex Secure Host Bus Adapter (HBA) technology and IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager.
The companies claimed that the offering will change the way enterprises secure data by providing a cost-effective, easy-to-use way that protects data outside the server, for data in-flight on the network and for data at-rest on disk arrays.
According to the companies, the combination of Emulex Secure HBA technology, a host-based encryption security offering 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 centralises and strengthens the key management process, delivers a storage offering that moves encryption to where the data is used as possible.
The companies said that implementing a host-based encryption security offering improves the data center’s security stance and minimises the window of data vulnerability, because data is protected where it’s created, in the host. 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 virtualised servers.
Emulex Secure HBA technology leverages Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (SAN) connectivity, allowing customers to extend their existing investments in infrastructure, management, training and processes.
Venkat Raghavan, director of security, risk and compliance of security software at IBM, said: “By combining market leading IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager with Emulex’s host-based encryption solution, customers can minimise 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 virtualised and cloud environments.”