FAQ

Can you explain the various ways to encrypt tape?

The most recent addition is a tape level or device level encryption. We've heard of STK and LTO-4, there are a number of devices available for LTO-4 and

    Requires Free Membership to View

device level encryption at the hardware level.

There are also appliances you can use and those have been around for a little while longer. Examples of these would be NetApp's Decru or NeoScale, which is now owned by nCipher. These are appliances that you put between your backup server or the source of your backup data and the target, which is your tape device. So, that is another form of encryption.

And of course, probably the most ancient form of encryption, is software level encryption. This encrypts your data at the server level or the backup client level and then sends it to the tape device encrypted.

Check out the entire Tape Encryption FAQ.


This was first published in April 2008

There are Comments. Add yours.

 
TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: