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Data backup security

  • March 14, 2008 14 Mar'08

    Does rational thinking have a place in data protection?

    Although it's possible to talk rationally about the risk of data loss -- and the ways to mitigate that risk -- it's a discussion that's often tinged with emotion.

  • January 15, 2008 15 Jan'08

    Iron Mountain digitizes documents to bolster security

    A new service from Iron Mountain lets customers use secure Web sites to access digital images of physical documents, eliminating the need to transport the information by truck.

  • January 14, 2008 14 Jan'08

    Another security breach: IRS sent taxpayer data on unencrypted tapes

    Before switching to a secure FTP site, the IRS sent copies of the tax database to state agencies on unencrypted tapes using common carriers such as FedEx.

  • December 11, 2007 11 Dec'07

    nCipher grabs NeoScale for $1.9M

    Key management vendor scoops up foundering tape encryption startup to bolster "holistic approach" to enterprise encryption.

  • October 18, 2007 18 Oct'07

    Iron Mountain loses backup tapes containing student data

    Less than a month after announcing a new chain-of-custody program meant to prevent data losses, Iron Mountain drops the ball again.

  • October 18, 2007 18 Oct'07

    EMC classifies Infoscape as a security play

    EMC is shifting its Infoscape data classification software to under its RSA security banner, as demand for data classification software remains tepid.

  • September 19, 2007 19 Sep'07

    Backup data security overview

    News of a lost tape or hacked data center storage can easily make the front page of The Wall Street Journal or USA Today, often leading to lost customers, regulatory scrutiny and a rash of litigation that can damage a company for years. Today, ...

  • January 10, 2007 10 Jan'07

    LTO-4 licenses up for grabs with encryption support

    LTO-4 licenses are now available, providing the first midrange tape drive to support native encryption along with 1.6 TB of compressed capacity and transfer rates of 240 MBps.

  • September 13, 2006 13 Sep'06

    IBM, Sun tout native tape encryption

    IBM's T1120 and Sun's T10000 tape drives now perform hardware-based encryption at the drive level -- for those who can afford it.

  • August 15, 2006 15 Aug'06

    EMC sheds light on RSA integration plans

    As the dust begins to settle on EMC's $2.1 billion acquisition of RSA Security, the hard work of integration begins. What's EMC strategy here?

  • March 24, 2006 24 Mar'06

    VTLs: What's the big deal?

    Nearly every leading storage vendor now has a virtual tape library product, and nearly every customer I talk to is interested in VTL or has already implemented it. Okay, so a VTL system emulates a tape library… but what else does it do? Is ...

  • February 13, 2006 13 Feb'06

    Storage Clips: Crossroads launches database security appliance

    Crossroads enters the security market with an appliance designed to stop authorized users from misusing database information; U.S. plans data mining operation.

  • December 15, 2005 15 Dec'05

    Flaws reported in Trend Micro ServerProtect

    Storage and security managers should be wary of vulnerabilities in the AV product that could enable a denial-of-service and malicious code execution. Workarounds are available.

  • December 06, 2005 06 Dec'05

    Quantum jumps into security fray

    Quantum announced new security capabilities for its tape libraries that will begin appearing next quarter. But for users waiting for full native encryption, it'll be at least another year.

  • November 08, 2005 08 Nov'05

    Atempo fleshes out security with backup

    Users and analysts say that in the right circumstances software-based security can offer some advantages, despite the performance hit.

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