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Security to Be Focus in Dallas

Any storage professional headed for Dallas this week is likely to find a horde of suppliers eager to peddle data protection products and services. And it's no wonder: Security of corporate information is among users' top spending priorities.

What's on the agenda? Below is a sampling of security-related announcements expected at SNW this week:

Seagate, along with partners IBM and LSI, will outline long-term storage security plans, touting drive-level encryption as a way to avoid an embarrassing data breach.

Seagate already offers drive-level encryption on its notebook and desktop drives and is now looking to extend this technology into the data center.

"Customers are aware that their data is vulnerable," says Gianna Dagiau, senior marketing manager at Seagate. "Hard drives are susceptible to data breach when they get de-commissioned and leave the data center."

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