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NetApp Storage Encryption: Unbelievably secure, remarkably unobtrusive

All your data encrypted all the time—without affecting everyday operations. It’s not a typo, it’s NetApp Storage Encryption (NSE). NSE delivers full-disk encryption without compromising storage efficiency or performance.

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What is NetApp Storage Encryption (NSE)?

Full disk encryption that protects data at rest with no operational impact

NetApp® Storage Encryption (NSE) is a nondisruptive encryption implementation that provides comprehensive, cost-effective, hardware-based security that is simple to use. This single-source solution can increase overall compliance with industry and government regulations without compromising storage efficiency.

NSE uses FIPS 140-2 level 2 self-encrypting drives (SEDs) to facilitate compliance and spares return by enabling the protection of data at rest through AES 256-bit transparent disk encryption. The drives perform all the data encryption operations internally and prevent data access until the drive’s encryption key is unlocked by an authorized administrator.

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Full-disk encryption

NetApp Storage Encryption (NSE) is NetApp’s implementation of full-disk encryption (FDE) using self-encrypting drives from leading vendors.

Increase compliance and efficiency

NSE is an easy-to-use nondisruptive encryption implementation that provides comprehensive, cost-effective, hardware-based security. This single-source solution can increase overall compliance with industry and government regulations without compromising storage efficiency.

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Data-at-rest protection
Offers network-independent and file system-independent protection of data at rest.
Controlled access

Prevents access to data until authorized by an NSE administrator.

Storage efficiencies

Uses FAS deduplication and storage compression for storage efficiency.

SnapMirror and SnapVault

Supports NetApp® SnapMirror® and SnapVault® software.

BakBone

Supports BakBone Integrated Data Protection (IDP) strategy.

Enable the protection of data at rest

Learn how you can encrypt your data without operational impact.

Read the NSE datasheet

Key benefits of NSE:

  • Supports the entire suite of storage efficiency technologies from NetApp, including deduplication, compression, and array-based AV scanning. 
  • Supports the Gemalto SafeNet KeySecure encryption-key appliance, strengthening and simplifying long-term key management. 
  • Helps you comply with FISMA, HIPAA, PCI, Basel II, SB 1386, and E.U. 
  • Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC regulations using FIPS 140-2 validated hardware. 
  • Complies with the OASIS KMIP standard, offering compatibility with other key managers and encryption devices.
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