Quantum Intros Q-EKM

Quantum advances data security solution set with centralized key management

October 10, 2007

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE:QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced the Quantum Encryption Key Manager (Q-EKM) solution. Available later this month as a scalable solution across Quantums leading portfolio of Scalar® tape libraries, Q-EKM leverages industry-standard algorithms to securely manage encryption keys. Used in conjunction with the hardware-based encryption in LTO-4 tape drives, Q-EKM simply and cost-effectively centralizes key management for backup, restore and disaster recovery processes. With today’s announcement Quantum has bolstered its leadership position in providing a range of data security and management solutions that encompass disk and tape data protection technologies and enable customers to meet required levels of data confidentiality, integrity and availability across distributed environments.

According to data compiled by Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, there have been hundreds of recorded data breaches over the past two-and-a-half years, and almost 167 million records containing sensitive personal information have been compromised to-date. Incidents have forced businesses to bear the financial cost of mitigating potential damage to the impacted customers and employees and exposed them to legal risk. Further, more than thirty states have passed security laws requiring individuals to be notified of security breaches which can do great harm to a company’s reputation.

Quantum recognizes the complexities associated with securing and managing backup and disaster recovery processes across remote offices and data centers. Customers can replicate encrypted data between Quantum disk-based systems leveraging data de-duplication, securely manage and monitor their data protection environment, including Quantum systems, from a single location or console, and now Q-EKM joins this suite of solutions to enable a scalable and centralized management of tape encryption and keys.

“As more and more of a company’s data in transit is encrypted for regulatory compliance and off-site data protection, easily and affordably managing the security and integrity of encryption keys is paramount,” said Rob Clark, senior director, product lines for Quantum. “Quantum is actively engaged in multiple data protection standards organizations and has demonstrated its industry leadership through a full range of security and management solutions leveraging these standard approaches. The Quantum Encryption Key Manager is the next step in delivering application-agnostic solutions that are easy to use and relieve administrative strain from the edge to core of the enterprise.”

Quantum Corp.

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