St. John's Uses Spectra BlueScale

St. John's Hospital purchased the Spectra T950 and T120 libraries with BlueScale Encryption Professional Edition

April 3, 2007

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BOULDER, Colo. -- Spectra Logic, the data storage innovator, today announced that new customer St. Johns Hospital purchased the Spectra® T950 and T120 libraries with BlueScale Encryption Professional Edition to secure all backed up data that leaves the hospital. St. John's will now encrypt all data sent offsite; because encrypted data is considered irretrievable without the keys, this protects the data from unauthorized use and the hospital from violating Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements and associated legal fall-out.

St. John’s Hospital electronic data includes patient medical records, e-mail, active directory settings and other business data. HIPAA requires healthcare institutions to store and protect patient records by implementing standards and requirements for the electronic transmission, storage, and destruction of personal health information. With BlueScale Encryption, St. John’s hospital is also caring for data about its patients (Protected Health Information — PHI), as mandated by HIPAA.

“The BlueScale Encryption software launched Spectra Logic to the top of our vendor list,” said Chad Goldhammer, network facilitator at St. John’s Hospital, who recommended the Spectra purchase. “No other tape library had integrated AES-256 bit encryption — and more importantly, simple key management tools — which are both crucial to St. John’s Hospital for HIPAA requirements and easy IT administration.”

Spectra Logic Corp.

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