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NeoScale Supports PKCS#11

MILPITAS, Calif. -- NeoScale Systems, the trusted leader in enterprise storage security solutions, today announced expanded API support for its CryptoStor KeyVault platform in tandem with the introduction of the next evolution of the companys Global Key Management vision. This visionary approach to key management, wherein systems interoperate via standard protocols to deliver a unified key management service and benefits customers by ensuring business continuity, increasing data security, and automating key management processes to maximize productivity when sharing sensitive information across the extended enterprise.

“Key management remains a critical piece of the encryption puzzle, and NeoScale’s KeyVault is an important component,” said Andre Blumberg, Group IT Manager, Technology & Architecture, of CLP Group and a NeoScale customer. “CLP is keen to see industry standards around encryption key management, and NeoScale is working with many IT suppliers and partners as well as standards bodies to achieve this.” CLP Power, Hong Kong’s largest power utility company, provides electricity to 2.3 million customers and tackled its security management and data privacy requirements for sensitive customer and financial data by implementing NeoScale CryptoStor KeyVault technology.

Available now on the CryptoStor KeyVault key management appliance, NeoScale’s new open and standards-based API, PKCS#11, enables systems to access encryption and key management services from a secure platform. With PKCS #11 support as part of CryptoStor KeyVault, organizations can now scale multi-vendor encryption products while utilizing consistent key management services. The new API integrates tightly with other standard CryptoStor KeyVault features, such as centralized policy administration, key lifecycle management, secure key storage, key sharing and auditing.

“With the launch of CryptoStor KeyVault a year ago, NeoScale led the industry as the first vendor to establish a global key management vision,” said Greg Schulz, founder and senior analyst of the StorageIO Group. “Today, they are expanding that vision and executing it through the creation of an open and interoperable key management service network. Customers sharing sensitive information over NeoScale’s key management service network benefit from extensible, scalable data security with greatly reduced operational complexity and cost.”

NeoScale Systems Inc.