BOULDER, Colo. -- Spectra Logic, the leading innovator in data archive and backup, today announced its support for LTO-4, including LTO-4 drive-based encryption, in the T50, T120 and T950 libraries. LTO-4 encryption requires a key management solution be in place to manage the encryption keys. Spectra Logic has extended BlueScale Encryption's key management to now manage LTO-4 encryption keys as well as library generated encryption keys. Spectra Logic is currently the only library vendor on the market offering a complete LTO-4 key management solution.
"Customer research shows that key management is one of the most pressing concerns when dealing with encrypted data," said Jon Oltsik, senior security analyst for Enterprise Strategy Group." With this announcement Spectra Logic has taken a leadership position as it now offers an advanced key management functionally in an encryption solution."
For more than a year, Spectra Logic has been shipping library-based encryption and key management for enhanced data security. Spectra's Endura Key Management is the only key management solution available today that is fully integrated with a tape library, has proven ease-of-use and an affordable cost point. This key management is now extended to support LTO-4 drive-based encryption.
"With all the focus on data security in the marketplace today, the addition of the IBM Ultrium LTO Generation 4 Tape Drive to Spectra Logic's portfolio is a key enabler for encryption-based solutions. Spectra Logic is known for providing customers with reliable, innovative tape storage solutions. With this announcement, Spectra Logic now has the ability to offer increased capacity and performance with encryption that helps address customers' needs in the marketplace," said Alan Dickinson, Director, IBM OEM Storage Partnerships.