Decru OpenKey™ Partner Program Launches
Redwood City, CA. - June 5, 2006 --
Decru, a NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) company, today announced the Decru
OpenKey™ partner program, which provides a business and
technology framework for development of standards-based, multiparty
encryption solutions. Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) and Quantum
Corp. (NYSE:DSS) have joined as charter members of the Decru
OpenKey partner program.
Responding to customer demand for greater
security, many storage and data management vendors have announced
plans to incorporate encryption and security features into their
products. For large enterprises, however, the prospect of operating
proprietary key management systems for every system and vendor
presents substantial challenges.
To address these challenges, Decru has also
announced new application programming interfaces (APIs) for the
Decru Lifetime Key Management™ 3.0 appliance to enable
centralized, standards-based key management services for multiple
third-party encryption systems across the enterprise. For more
details on DataFort, see
The Decru OpenKey program provides partners with the
standards-based APIs, developer kits, reference implementations,
and technical support to facilitate development of interoperable
encryption and key management solutions. The OpenKey program builds
upon Decru's unique role as an independent security vendor to
facilitate development and standards cooperation among competing
data management vendors.
Emerging storage security standards provide a
starting point for development of interoperable encryption systems,
but standards provide only a starting point. Successful integration
and support of these systems requires a great deal of sustained
vendor cooperation. Decru is the first storage security vendor to
combine open key management with a full line of enterprise-class
storage security solutions, enabling unified security across
enterprise NAS, DAS, IP SAN, FC SAN, disk-based data protection,
and tape environments.
"We are excited to announce Symantec and
Quantum as charter members of the Decru OpenKey partner program,"
said Kevin Brown, vice president of Marketing at Decru. "Decru,
Symantec and Quantum have already taken a leading role in defining
storage security standards, and the OpenKey partner program
provides a framework to ensure maximum interoperability among
Decru OpenKey Partner Program
The ultimate goal of the Decru OpenKey program is to help
enterprise customers simplify the daunting security requirements
for heterogeneous data management environments. By enabling
centralized, secure key management for data encryption at multiple
layers - including content management, applications, fabric, and
storage devices - Decru has expanded the value it can offer
"The convergence of storage and security is
becoming a growing reality for leading IT organizations around the
world," said Rick Huebsch, vice president of the Veritas NetBackup
product line at Symantec. "The Decru Lifetime Key Management 3.0
appliance is an attractive hardware-based complement to Symantec's
native security features and we will jointly work toward developing
and adopting open standards for APIs with NetBackup as a market
leader in security-enabled data protection."
To further complement this vendor initiative
and ensure interoperability at mutual customer sites, the NetBackup
support of the Decru DataFort appliance is in process and planned
by Q3 CY2006.
"Quantum has taken a leadership position in
delivering a comprehensive security framework for backup, recovery
and archive based on controls governing physical access,
administrative access and data access - which includes our recently
announced reseller relationship with Decru," said Rob Pickell, vice
president of worldwide marketing for Quantum. "Our companies are
working closely together to address customers' key management
challenges by exploring collaborative solutions that achieve
tighter integration of security and storage."
Commitment to Standards
Decru strives to incorporate emerging and accepted standards in its
implementations, to ensure best practices and to maximize
interoperability. Decru has been heavily involved in industry
standards development efforts in the area of storage security.
Decru's participation on standards committees includes:
- IEEE P1619: Decru co-authored the emerging
P1619 storage security standard, and implemented many of the
critical data-at-rest security features three years ago.
- ANSI T10: Decru has contributed proposals for
enhancing key security and authentication.
- TCG: Decru is as a Contributor Member of the
Trusted Computing Group, and participates in multiple
Decru, a NetApp company, is the leader in storage security. Decru
solutions enable enterprise-wide secure data management, and
address critical business requirements including privacy,
regulatory compliance, intellectual property protection, and
internal controls. Decru provides security solutions to many of the
world's largest enterprise and government customers.
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