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Bloombase StoreSafe Certified Interoperable with HP Enterprise Secure Key Manager (ESKM) for Data-At-Rest Encryption Security

SUNNYVALE, California – September 1, 2015 - Bloombase is pleased to announce the successful mutual certification of interoperability for Bloombase StoreSafe and HP Atalla Enterprise Secure Key Manager (ESKM) using the OASIS standard Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP). This interoperable solution addresses enterprise data leakage and exfiltration vulnerabilities, helps organizations meet stringent confidentiality and regulatory compliance mandates, and highlights unified storage, leveraged to deliver enhanced security and scalability.

While data storage in clear text remains the fundamental cause of data exposures, the addition of inbound threats adds a serious dimension to the data risk profile: sponsored espionage, data theft, disgruntled employees, insider threats, hardware theft, leakage caused by malware and viruses, various vulnerabilities as result of outsourcing, 3rd party MSPs, off-premise cloud etc. As a universally-accepted best practice, there is no substitute for encryption for data-at-rest as the last line of defense.

As a software appliance, Bloombase StoreSafe is an agentless, turnkey, application-transparent, high performance unified stored data encryption solution with non-disruptive deployment (protocol preserving, no operational change to application infrastructure nor daily operations). Bloombase Data-At-Rest security solution is portable, OS agnostic and used across multiple market verticals. Bloombase operates as a single platform with an expansive reach over heterogeneous networked storage environment. It works as a storage proxy for trusted hosts and applications encrypting as they write, and unencrypting as they read. Bloombase is committed to industry wide interoperability and protecting all storage systems and services: including HP on-premise 3PAR storage and StoreEver tape libraries. The HP ProLiant Intel Xeon servers are the most deployed hardware used by Bloombase clients today. Bloombase is also HP Integrity Certified for OpenVMS (http://h71000.www7.hp.com/partners/).

Bloombase’s software-defined architecture is future-proofed to meet infrastructure changes through sustainability, scalability and flexibility to deliver data security services. As an independent piece, it delivers security integrity and helps organizations maintain clear separation of duties (SoD).

Bloombase StoreSafe provides protocol preserving encryption over storage networking standards including SAN, NAS, DAS, tape library, VTL, CAS, object stores, and various RESTful cloud storage services. Bloombase StoreSafe offers a pluggable cipher architecture supporting different cryptographic standards. IEEE 1619 compliant and NIST FIPS 140-2 certified, Bloombase has also achieved security certifications from the U.S., Japan and China. Aside from the Bloombase proprietary key management product KeyCastle, Bloombase supports key management industry standard PKCS#11 and OASIS KMIP.

Bloombase StoreSafe and HP ESKM certification highlights:

  • Bloombase has successfully completed interoperability testing with HP and received verification that Bloombase StoreSafe interoperates with HP ESKM.
  • Bloombase StoreSafe safeguards business sensitive data-at-rest with industry-standard IEEE 1619 cryptography and NIST FIPS 140-2 certified OASIS KMIP-compliant HP ESKM.
  • Bloombase StoreSafe interoperates with HP ESKM to help organizations realize true separation of duties (SoD) without impacting day-to-day workflow of data owner, system administrator or operator.

The interoperability between the Bloombase and HP solutions helps Global 500 enterprises, managed service providers (MSPs) and the public sector, all of whom manage complex, heterogeneous IT infrastructures, to meet their storage encryption needs. These solutions leverage a transformational software appliance approach to yield high performance. Consistent with this, Bloombase StoreSafe encryption software leverages Intel AES-NI for accelerated performance.

“For our large enterprise clients seeking a data security solution for the storage layer that is open standard and turnkey, embraces true value-added technology, and addresses the evolving enterprise data center model, outsourcing trends, and software-defined architecture, Bloombase works with HP to enable an interoperable storage data security solution that is a powerful answer to the Big Data exfiltration problem.” says Sean Xiang, Bloombase CEO.

"Encryption of data at rest is effective when key management enables the assurance of strong key protection and automated controls, while maintaining transparent business continuity for proper access to sensitive data.” says Albert Biketi, general manager, HP Security, Atalla. “HP Enterprise Secure Key Manager and Bloombase StoreSafe offers customers a prequalified, interoperable solution to deliver scalable and auditable enterprise key management for storage encryption that easily extends to additional security applications and IT infrastructure through a standards-based approach.”

For more information about Bloombase and HP ESKM interoperability, visit https://protect724.hp.com/docs/DOC-12655 and http://www.bloombase.com/interoperability/hp.html.

Bloombase will showcase its next-generation data-at-rest security solution with HP ESKM at HP Protect 2015 taking place September 1-4, National Harbor, MD. For more information, visit http://www.hp.com/go/protect and http://www.hp.com/go/ESKM.

About Bloombase

Bloombase is a worldwide provider and leading innovator in Next Generation Data Security from Physical/Virtual Data Center, through Big Data and to the Cloud. Bloombase provides turnkey, non-disruptive, defense in-depth data protection against dynamic cyber threats while simplifying the IT security infrastructure. Bloombase is the trusted standard for Global 500 scale organizations that have zero tolerance policy for security breaches. For more information, visit http://www.bloombase.com.

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