Cybernetics adds encryption to tape subsystems
Adding another level of data protection to its tape subsystems and libraries, Cybernetics now supports a data encryption option that prevents unauthorized access to selected data. The encryption technology can be used in conjunction with access card keys. The encrypted information can only be accessed if the tape is read on the encryption drive on which it was created, with the appropriate access card inserted to permit authorization. Encoded card keys designate three levels of authorization that can be equivalent to employee security clearance levels. Cybernetics libraries support a variety of tape formats, including AIT, 8mm, 4mm, DTF, and DLT.