IBM puts native data encryption on tape drives

Wednesday, 6 September 2006, 11:39 AM EST

IBM said last week that it is adding encryption as a standard feature on its enterprise-class tape storage drives.

In a short and somewhat vague announcement on its website that contained few specifics about the technology or pricing, IBM said its TS1120 tape drives would include native encryption capabilities from now on. By placing the encryption capability on the drive itself, users won't have to eat up CPU cycles on servers or tax the network, the company said. IBM also announced that it will be offering encryption key management software.

At Computerworld.

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