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Thursday, 07 January 2016 13:00

X-IO gets data at rest encryption

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X-IO Technologies adds new levels of encryption to its storage solution portfolio

Across many regulated industries, compliance with data security laws can add another layer of complexity and risk, to help alleviate this problem X-IO storage systems will now provide AES 256-bit key data-at-rest (DaR) encryption to its iglu blaze enterprise storage and Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) systems at no extra cost.

The encryption claims to have no impact to performance or capacity and gives compliance on all media including data stored on all-flash, hybrid or hard disk configurations.

X-IO’s iglu and ISE storage solutions are offered in flexible all-flash, hybrid, and hard disk configurations and integrate with a wide variety of operating systems and hypervisors including Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere.

Explaining the new solution Randy Kerns, Senior Strategist and Analyst at Evaluator Group said. “Usually, data encryption solutions impact storage system performance leading to selective use with greater administrative concerns. X-IO’s transparent encryption approach minimises the impact on system performance and simplifies decisions for IT.” Adding, “This means that X-IO can offer encryption while still maintaining its reputation for high performance and reliability.”

“The addition of encryption for the iglu and ISE storage portfolios is in response to growing customer concerns around security. While other storage vendors in the market charge customers for these important features, at X-IO we have decided to add them for no additional cost.” said Bill Miller, Chairman and CEO, X-IO Technologies, “The risks of losing sensitive customer data, precious intellectual property or facing the financial penalties of failing to comply with ever stricter data regulations, are increasing. Encrypting data whilst it is stored, can protect against these issues and risks, when used as part of a wider data security strategy.”

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