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Q3 - Storage Encryption Appliance

10ZiG’s Q3 storage encryption appliance provides complete security for backup tapes without affecting performance. It is the simplest, least intrusive high security tape encryption device available. Installation takes only minutes and key management is strong yet simple. The appliance sits between the data path and the tape storage device. It requires no system or software changes and can be used on both stand-alone and library tape drives.

According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, in 2006 there were over 315 publicized security breaches affecting nearly 20 million individuals. Loss of stolen backup tapes contributes to a large number of these breaches. The protection of backup data is often overlooked. Many believe that it is useless because it contains old information only used for disaster recovery. Even just one compromised backup tape can cost a company their reputation, competitive advantage, and thousands in fines. In a statement from the Ponemon Research firm, they reported that data breaches cost companies an average of $182 per compromised record in legal fees and other expenses.

Due to recent government regulations companies are now required by law to protect consumer’s personal information. Regulations like HIPAA protect consumers by requiring that their critical personal data is secure at all times. California Senate Bill 1386 goes one step further by requiring that customers are notified immediately when there’s a suspicion that their personal data has been compromised. This can be as simple as a tape lost in transit.

  • Simplified, strong key management
  • Pre-compression
  • Unique dual interlaced encryption modes
  • Plug and play simplicity
  • Up to 68 MB/sec sustained encryption rate
  • Dual key user entry plus hardware key
  • Transparent to operating system
  • GUI configuration software

  • View brochure (PDF)

Visit the Q3 resource center for more information and to learn more about how to secure your data at rest.


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