October 27, 2010 – Emulex this week announced OneCommand Guardian and OneCommand Key Manager, which is based on IBM’s Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager (TKLM), which in turn is compliant with the recently-ratified Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) standard.
Emulex’s OneCommand host-based encryption is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2011.
The technology can be used with Emulex’s OneSecure and LightPulse host adapters, as well as with adapters from other vendors, according Shaun Walsh, vice president of corporate marketing at Emulex.
Emulex director of product management Brandon Hoff argues that host-based encryption is about 30% less expensive than disk shredding, 50% less expensive than self-encrypting drives, and 70% cheaper than encryption switches, according to an article posted on Enterprise Storage Forum.
Read the full article: “Emulex Software Encrypts Data at the Host”
For more information on the OASIS KMIP standard, see “Key management: Life, liberty and data security” by the Evaluator Group’s Russ Fellows.