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EMC Strengthens Security

HOPKINTON, Mass. -- EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced unique new data encryption capabilities for storage-devices that protects information at rest from unauthorized access or the unauthorized removal of a disk drive or array from a secured environment. The new EMC(r) PowerPath(r) Encryption with RSA(r) integrates EMC PowerPath path management software with encryption and key management technology from RSA, the Security Division of EMC. Now, customers deploying EMC Symmetrix(r) and EMC CLARiiON(r) storage systems can benefit from a consistent security strategy and deployment in and around the data center and across the IT stack with central management and automation of encryption keys.

With this integration, EMC continues to execute and deliver another proof point of its commitment in providing information-centric security in the infrastructure. PowerPath Encryption with RSA is part of a series of announcements made today at the RSA Conference.

Leveraging EMC PowerPath software, with more than 600,000 licenses deployed, EMC PowerPath Encryption with RSA encrypts and decrypts data at the host, as it is sent to and from the array. The solution protects against unauthorized access or inadvertent loss of un-protected information via malicious attacks and spoofing of Fibre Channel hosts, and makes information inaccessible in the event of physical theft of media from the data center. The new encryption solution uses RSA Key Manager for the Datacenter, an easy-to-use, centrally administered encryption key management system that can manage encryption keys at the database, file server, and storage layers. It is designed to simplify the deployment and ongoing use of encryption throughout the enterprise, and helps ensure that information is properly secured and fully accessible when needed at any point in its information lifecycle.

Improving the level of information protection using encryption helps companies comply with internal, private and government standards, including the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) - one of the most widely applicable compliance standards in the market today. The PCI DSS applies to every organization that processes credit or debit card information, including merchants and third-party service providers that store, process or transmit credit card/debit card data.

As of the end of 2007, any organization that accepts payment card transactions must be in compliance with the standard and PowerPath Encryption with RSA can form a foundation for meeting that standard.

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