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New version of backup encryption introduced by Thales to incorporate key management

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Thales has announced the launch of the latest version of its CryptoStor Tape for backup encryption and key management.

CryptoStor Tape 3.0 enables enterprises to secure data on tapes, which is a critical element to prevent data breaches and meet regulatory compliance.

According to Thales CryptoStor Tape 3.0 is a widely deployed appliance-based encryption product that supports the latest data backup systems, delivers the technology and cost benefits of the serial attached SCSI interface (SAS).

As a hardened appliance, CryptoStor Tape 3.0 automates all tape encryption and key management functions to secure data and keep it safe and easily accessible.

The company claimed that it supports all three major storage interfaces - SAS, SCSI and Fibre Channel - for protecting data. In addition, CryptoStor Tape provides automated key management to keep stored data secure and accessible over the course of its lifetime.

Franck Greverie, vice president, managing director for the information systems security activities of Thales, said: “As the storage market is transitioning to the SAS interface standard, more and more businesses are looking for reliable and trusted encryption and key management systems.

“CryptoStor Tape 3.0 with support for SAS will provide our customers with a solution that is cost-effective, easy to deploy and helps safeguard stored data against potential risks.”

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