Spectra Logic Ships Industry First Encryption-Enabled Libraries

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BlueScale Encryption Offers Enhanced Security, Multiple Key Option and Compression

STORAGE DECISIONS, CHICAGO, MAY 16, 2006—Spectra Logic is now shipping its Spectra T950 and T120 tape libraries with hardware-based, federally approved AES-256 encryption. Spectra libraries write to both LTO and disk, combining backup and encryption transparently into a single step. Spectra libraries with BlueScale™ Encryption let users seamlessly add a security strategy without changing backup policies, or adding hardware or software.

“As security for data at rest becomes a critical concern for IT managers everywhere, Spectra Logic has stepped into the breach,” said Steve Duplessie, founder of Enterprise Strategy Group. “BlueScale Encryption is the first embedded library product that affordably and easily provides the strongest available encryption on the market.”

Two editions of Spectra Logic BlueScale Encryption are available— Standard and Professional. Spectra encryption offers multiple layers of security, including quorum (m-of-n shares), role-based authorization and multiple passwords to access key export and import. Spectra libraries can use multiple keys on the library at one time, giving users a more flexible security strategy. Professional Edition offers compression, which requires half the media and time to conduct backup plus encryption.

“Our Spectra library with encryption integrates secure library encryption and easy-to-use key management,” said Tom Dixon, information systems manager of Advanced Micro Device Inc. “AMD can back up and encrypt data in a single step.”

Spectra Logic BlueScale encryption, with comprehensive Endura™ key management, provides a single user interface for both encryption and tape library management. IT managers can manage encryption and backup from anywhere with Web-based Remote Library Controller™. BlueScale Encryption is vendor-agnostic, platform-independent, and compliant with every major backup software application.

The affordable Standard Edition BlueScale Encryption is available at $2,500 and feature-rich Professional Edition with compression begins at $12,000.

About AMD
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About ESG

Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) is a leading industry analyst firm that provides strategic guidance and unmatched service to technology vendors, IT professionals, venture capitalists, and institutional investors. The Enterprise Strategy Group offers information security products and services and continues to set the tone for storage and information management. Enterprise Strategy Group sets itself apart from legacy analyst firms and boutiques with its excellent reputation for assisting clients with both strategic business and IT decisions. For more information on Enterprise Strategy Group, please contact Jennifer Brewer at jenniferb@enterprisestrategygroup.com, or by calling 508.482.0188.

About Spectra Logic Corporation

Spectra Logic Corporation, now in its 26th year, is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative data protection for companies worldwide. Spectra Logic products make it easy for organizations to store and protect rapidly growing data by offering libraries with capacities ranging from 60 gigabytes to multiple petabytes. Today, the company has tens of thousands of libraries installed worldwide with customers that include NASA, LSU Medical, and Verizon Wireless. Spectra Logic’s data protection products are available through a global network of resellers and OEMs. Spectra Logic has introduced many industry first products including: first to automate AIT in a library; first with all-native Fibre Channel and iSCSI libraries; first to integrate tape and disk in a single-frame library; first to offer hardware-based, encryption-enabled libraries. For more information, contact Spectra Logic by phone at (800) 833-1132, or visit the company’s Web site at http://www.SpectraLogic.com.


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