The benefits of encrypting data are countless given the cost and damage that a data breach of sensitive data or proprietary corporate intellectual property might carry. Ignoring the encryption of data is no longer an option as legal requirements are proliferating throughout the world forcing the urgency to protect data to maintain compliance. Quantum's vast experience in backup technology has enabled them to develop an encryption key management solution that is simple, easy to manage and is designed to enable encryption for companies of all sizes. The Scalar Key Manager Appliance integrates directly with Quantum's Scalar tape libraries to provide a simple, centralized security solution designed to work with encryption-enabled LTO drives. It offers high-availability key management that can be integrated simply into existing backup architectures and is built to comply with FIPS 140-2 Level 1, a security standard established by the US Government and adopted widely outside of the United States. The Scalar Key Manager Appliance enables Quantum tape library customers to have a federally certified security solution while maintaining simplicity in the encryption key management process across all tape backup units in the data center and remote locations.
LSCBB-AKMA-001A is designed for use with HP LTO-4 drives. It includes two Scalar Key Manager Appliances (one primary, one secondary). Scalar Key Manager drive licenses must be ordered separately. Not for use with IBM LTO-4 drives and Q-EKM license keys. Encryption Key Management Solution Installation and Configuration services are optional. Key-enabled drives must be in a separate partition from non-key-enabled drives.
Integrated with Quantum's Scalar libraries
The Scalar Key Manager Appliance is fully integrated with the Scalar series of tape libraries to reduce the time that IT managers need to spend managing their encryption solution. The Scalar Key Manager Appliance setup, configuration, management, and even diagnostics are all accomplished through the native Scalar library user interface. Since there is no additional interface to manage, this integration further simplifies initial setup and the ongoing administration of your security solution.
Minimize complexity of the key management process
Quantum's Scalar Key Manager Appliance is customer-installable, and setup and configuration is easily accomplished through the simple, intuitive Scalar library user interface. Once the Scalar Key Manager Appliance is installed and encryption is enabled, the Scalar Key Manager handles all of the key management tasks, including key creation, tracking the relationship between keys and tapes, and synchronizing key databases between the primary and secondary appliances. No further direct involvement is required from the end user - the solution is "set-and-forget" simple, and the end users can rest assured knowing their data is secure.
Compliance with security legislation
The Scalar Key Manager Appliance is built to comply with the FIPS 140-2 Level 1 security standard, which is a federally approved level of security. Purchasing a key management solution that is built to comply with FIPS means that the underlying cryptographic key management software and hardware is sufficiently robust to meet the federally adopted standards of security. In addition, the Scalar Key Manager comes standard in a High Availability (HA) configuration to ensure that your data is safe.
Scalable solution for distributed environmentsProduct Highlights
The Scalar Key Manager Appliance is the ideal solution to centrally manage the encryption key process across systems and sites. It can manage the encryption key process for one system or all the systems in your environment while providing a platform that can scale with data growth.
In The Box
- Reduces complexity of encryption key management
- Integrates with Quantum Scalar libraries
- Complies with security legislation
- Scales for distributed environments
- Quantum Scalar Key Manager High-Availability Appliance Pair
- Rack mounting kit