STORServer Adds Advanced Encryption to Security Software

STORServer, a provider of data backup solutions, has added Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit encryption to its Archive Backup Client (ABC) and STORServer Data Protection (SDP) software, agents written specifically for OpenVMS customers backing up to IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM). 

AES 256-bit encryption, an encryption algorithm providing maximum security for sensitive digitized content, adds further protection to confidential data backed up by ABC and SDP.

Increasingly, STORServer is seeing a need for encryption between the client and the server, Bill Smoldt, president of STORServer, tells 5 Minute Briefing. High-level encryption satisfies security conscious customers, such as those in the healthcare and financial industries.

The AES 256-bit encryption gives customers the assurance that they are in compliance with heightened legal privacy requirements to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of sensitive electronic information, says Smoldt who notes this is a particular concern for STORServer's clients who must protect sensitive data such as Social Security numbers and  medical records.

The ABC software offers protection for OpenVMS files stored on TSM servers; automation and scheduling to save time and resources; AliasWise handling of complex alias file structures to ensure accuracy; and policy-based management and support of hundreds of storage devices.

Additional advantages include ad hoc backup and archive requests, full user authentication for data protection and a simple DCL-like interface.

Similarly, STORServer's SDP software offers full or tablespace backup of a database while online or offline; full database restoration while online or offline; tablespace restoration of a database while offline; and backups of archive log files. SDP software also features block level incremental backup of changed database pages and Oracle backups with virtually no application impact. SDP for OpenVMS supports Oracle and Oracle Rdb.

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