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NEW! Ingrian

Security specialist Ingrian took the wraps off some high-end hardware this week and revealed its plans for managing encryption keys from different vendors.

The newly unveiled DataSecure 400 Series can handle double the encryption of its predecessor, the 300 Series, according to Derek Tumulak, Ingrian's vice president of product management.

"Its really tuning and optimization on the software side," he says, explaining that the 400 Series also benefits from faster dual-core Intel Xeon processors, unlike its predecessor's single-core Intel chips.

Thanks to these enhancements, Ingrian claims the 400 can encrypt 100,000 pieces of data a second, compared to its predecessor's 50,000, although these figures are based on in-house testing and customer feedback.

The 400 Series could nonetheless prove key for certain applications, according to Jon Oltsik, senior analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). "You really need a lot of horsepower to provide encryption processing point of sale, e-commerce, and credit-card clearing applications," he says.

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