EMC Monday unveiled its strategy for not only storing and protecting data, but for securing it as well.
The Hopkinton, Mass.-based storage vendor used its EMC World conference, held this week in Boston, to discuss the importance of information security, which it described as the weak link in a business' overall security strategy, and to offer a look at what EMC is doing about it.
With that in mind, EMC unveiled two new offerings aimed at helping secure customer data, and said it is working to integrate information security into its entire product line.
The first, EMC Assessment Service for Storage Security, brings EMC in to audit a customer environment for security policies, review and appraise the customer's policy rules and configurations, and produce a report showing where the customer is weak or strong, said Dennis Hoffman, vice president of information security at EMC.
The assessment, based on the National Security Agency's Information Assurance Methodology, is important to both the customer's storage team and its security team, Hoffman said. "It's important to the security team because they don't understand storage," he said. "It's important to the storage team because they know the security team doesn't understand storage."