Decru Unveils Next Generation Storage Security Platforms

Storage Networking World, Orlando, FL - October 24, 2005 - Decru, a NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) company, today unveiled a series of new products to strengthen storage security across the entire enterprise. These new products deliver increased enterprise-class scalability, native support for legacy tape environments, simplified management, and up to 75% greater price-performance. New introductions include:
  • Decru DataFort™ FC1020, a 10-port storage security appliance that delivers 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) of total encryption and compression throughput for Fibre Channel tape environments;
  • Decru DataFort™ S115, a 2-port appliance for SCSI tape environments;
  • Lifetime Key Management™ system 2.5 enables automation of enterprise-wide key management for NAS, DAS, SAN, iSCSI and tape environments. The new version extends disaster recovery support for up to four sites, and enables partner information sharing with the Software Recovery client;
  • In addition, the DataFort platform now incorporates enhanced system security features, including hardware-based SHA-512 cryptographic hash functions.

"Storage security has emerged as a critical defense layer for sensitive or regulated data, and Decru solutions now secure many of the world's largest corporations and governments," said Kevin Brown, vice president of marketing at Decru. "No other solution can match Decru's scalability, military-grade security, and transparent support for heterogeneous storage environments."

NEXT-GENERATION PLATFORMS
Decru provides the industry's only unified platform for securing data at rest across the enterprise. DataFort appliances protect the application and storage infrastructure with a layer of wire-speed encryption, authentication, access controls, and secure logging. Customers can deploy DataFort appliances transparently in NAS, DAS, SAN, iSCSI and tape backup environments, with no changes to servers, desktops, applications, or user workflow. New offerings include:

Decru DataFort FC1020: This new model is a 10-port, 2U storage security appliance designed for large enterprise tape backup environments running 2 Gbps Fibre Channel. DataFort FC1020 delivers up to 10 Gbps of total encryption and compression throughput per appliance, representing the industry's highest performance, port density, and scalability. Customers can now create DataFort cluster configurations of up to 48 ports, enabling high availability and centralized management for large backup environments.

Decru DataFort S115: This new model provides native support for legacy SCSI tape environments. DataFort S115 extends Decru's existing Fibre Channel tape and mainframe tape partner solutions to enable unified encryption and key management across all enterprise tape environments.

Lifetime Key Management 2.0: The updated Lifetime Key Management™ (LKM) system provides a centralized, automated key management infrastructure for secure archiving and sharing of encryption keys. LKM has been extended to support all new DataFort appliances, and each DataFort appliance can back up keys to four separate LKM servers, providing robust disaster recovery, key sharing and key escrow capabilities. The updated Software Recovery client provides software-based decryption for disaster recovery, as well as enabling secure information sharing for partners, vendors, and outsourcing initiatives.

Hardware-based SHA-512: In February 2005, Chinese researchers announced cryptanalytic findings that revealed significant weaknesses in the popular SHA-0 and SHA-1 hashing algorithms. As a result, security experts have recommended migration to much stronger algorithms such as SHA-256 or SHA-512 for authentication and integrity functions. Decru implemented hardware-based SHA-256 in early 2004, well in advance of the current research findings. New Decru firmware versions now support SHA-512 for enhanced system security. Decru DataFort's hardware encryption module, the Storage Encryption Processor (SEP), can be upgraded to run the new firmware, providing investment protection and enhanced security for previously deployed DataFort appliances.

Availability
Decru DataFort FC1020 and Lifetime Key Management 2.5 are available immediately. SHA-512 is available immediately in new firmware versions, and recent generations of SEP can be upgraded to incorporate the new features. Decru DataFort S115 is planned for availability in Q1'06.

About Decru
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.

Press Contact:
Michele Borovac
Decru, A NetApp Company
Tel: (650) 413-6757
michele@decru.com