California Credit Union secures customer data with NeoScale tape encryption

Source: NeoScale Systems

NeoScale Systems Inc., the premier provider of enterprise storage security solutions, announced today that California Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in the United States with over $1 billion in assets, has selected NeoScale to secure client and organizational information on its enterprise tape backup systems.

"It is clear from continuing news reports that organizations who do not protect themselves with storage encryption are exposing their organizations to identity theft, legal liabilities and compliance issues," said Stanley Cadiente, VP of information technology for California Credit Union. "After reviewing the leading vendors in storage security, we selected NeoScale's appliance-based approach to secure tape media from a malicious or accidental breach."

California Credit Union selected NeoScale's CryptoStor Tape to encrypt backup data before transporting backup tapes offsite. CryptoStor was chosen over alternative options because of its transparent operation and seamless integration with existing network infrastructure. "NeoScale was the only vendor we found that provided SCSI connectivity with secure key management between our data center and disaster recovery site, allowing us to implement the appliance between our IntegraSys application server and Compaq tape backup system in each location. Now in production use, CryptoStor has proven to provide critical data security with simple operation and fast recovery capabilities," said Cadiente.

CryptoStor Tape is an enterprise-class network storage security appliance providing high-speed encryption, optimized rule scalability, centralized policy and key management, advanced compression, digital authentication, and completely seamless operation for storage transport and media privacy. In environments where tape is used for backup or archival purposes, the appliance is placed in the data path, between primary and secondary storage resources, and applies AES block-level data encryption. CryptoStor provides reasonable due diligence for customers subject to the increasing number of state, federal, provincial, and industry-specific regulatory requirements governing privacy and data protection.

NeoScale has been tested for interoperability with leading backup applications and tape libraries to verify compatibility. Certified backup applications include CA, EMC Legato, HP, SyncSort, Tivoli, VERITAS, and others. Tested tape libraries include technology from ADIC, EMC, Fujitsu, Overland Storage, Quantum, Sony and StorageTek.

"Like many financial institutions, California Credit Union is safeguarding client privacy and security with NeoScale's highly effective approach to information security," said Dore Rosenblum, vice president of marketing at NeoScale Systems. "By meeting critical requirements for a simple yet powerful solution, NeoScale provides financial organizations with assurance that information will remain safe and secure under their watch."

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