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December 02, 2011

Data Encryption Must Be Included into Microsoft System Center DPM 2010: BridgeSTOR

The overall size of digital data being generated in computers, laptops, tablets and even mobile phones is increasing at a very high rate every moment. Therefore, protection of this huge amount of data is becoming an extremely necessary solution for enterprises and individuals.

BridgeSTOR, LLC, a provider of enhanced solutions that redefine the cost per terabyte equation through advanced data reduction technology, has announced that a big number of customers have been demanding that in-line data-at-rest encryption must be added to the Microsoft (News - Alert) System Center Data Protection Manager or ‘DPM 2010.’

Solutions offered by the company provide both appliance and card-and-software based solutions to enable strong ‘AES-256’ block-level data encryption coupled with a number of advanced features such as key management, de-duplication, compression and thin provisioning. Using these solutions, data protection managers can secure their Microsoft Windows server application, workstation and laptop data in an effective manner.

The company offers a range of products for DPM in the form of fully-integrated, drop-in appliances powered by an HP DL180 server. Solutions are installed as a seamless integration of a dedicated data reduction processor installed on a PCIe card and specialized software available for suitably equipped HP ProLiant DL180, DL185, Dell (News - Alert) PowerEdge R510, R610, R710 and R810, IBM x-Series M2 and M3 and other servers.

“Microsoft’s DPM 2010 is growing in popularity worldwide as the preferred Windows Server 2008 data protection platform. Our customers have been buying BridgeSTOR deduplication and compression to reduce the amount of disk storage required. Lately, however, a number of existing customers have been reconfiguring their systems to encrypt DPM data, but more significantly a growing number of our customers are looking at DPM data encryption as their primary reason for buying BridgeSTOR products,” commented John Matze, founder and chief executive officer at BridgeSTOR.

“Businesses, universities and government agencies recognize their need to implement strong DPM data security to meet governance, compliance and risk management mandates. They are turning to BridgeSTOR for the data-at-rest encryption and key management that is unavailable for DPM 2010 from Microsoft or any other 3rd party,” added Matze.

In September 2011, BridgeSTOR, LLC announced to launch its Compression Card for Backup Servers. The new offering includes a dedicated PCIe card-resident data reduction processor and accompanying software that enables storage and data protection managers to add data compression and strong encryption to new and existing backup-to-disk servers.

With this step, the company enabled data centers performing backup to disk to add the capital and operating expense savings of capacity-multiplying data compression, as simply and conveniently as they deploy hardware-based data compression in tape drives.

Arvind Arora is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Arvind's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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