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Bloombase StoreSafe - Enterprise Storage Security

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Technical Specifications


Bloombase StoreSafe is built using state-of-the-art cryptographic technologies and industrial standards including Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and strong encryption.

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Cryptographic Security

  • Industry-proven cryptographic processing engine
  • NIST FIPS-197 AES 128, 192, 256-bit cipher
  • IEEE 1619-compliant AES XTS block cipher
  • Japan NTT/Mitsubishi Electric Camellia 128, 192, 256-bit cipher
  • Korean Data Encryption Standard (SEED) and ARIA block ciphers
  • Chinese National SCB2(SM1), SSF33, SSF28 encryption and decryption
  • NIST FIPS-46-3 3DES and DES ciphers
  • CAST5 and CAST6 cipher
  • IDEA cipher
  • RC2, RC5 and RC6 block ciphers
  • RC4 stream cipher
  • Blowfish and Twofish ciphers
  • Serpent and Skipjack ciphers
  • 128, 256, 512, 1024 and 2048 bit public key cryptography
  • RSA and DSA public key cryptography
  • SHA-1, MD5 and Chinese National SCH(SM3) hash generation
  • Hardware ASIC cryptographic acceleration (optional)
  • Obfuscation and data shuffling for simple data hiding

Storage Systems

  • Direct Attached Storage (DAS)
  • Network Attached Storage (NAS)
  • Storage Area Network (SAN)
  • Tape library, tape drive and virtual tape library (VTL)
  • Content Addressable Storage (CAS)
  • Cloud Storage
  • Object Store

Privacy Control

  • Automated file-based and block-based encryption on storage device and file write operations
  • Automated decryption on storage device and file read operations on trusted hosts and clients
  • Multiple key encryption
  • Fix-sized file header regardless of actual file size for file-based protection
  • No additional storage required for block-based protection

Access Control

  • Fine grain read/write/create/delete/list access control
  • Time-window-based access control
  • Zero alteration to actual storage contents
  • Zero impact to performance

Integrity Control

  • Automated filesystem object digital signature generation
  • File integrity verification
  • Multiple key digital signature generation
  • Fix-sized file header regardless of actual file size

Write-Once-Read-Many (WORM)

  • Write-once-read-many feature resembling non-rewritable optical media supporting secure archival of data
    eliminating potential risks being overwritten by intention or accidental operation
  • For storage archival, compliance, dynamic capacity management and information lifecycle management
  • Policy based engine dynamically adapts to changing demands in data requirements, by moving files automatically and transparently to appropriate tiered storage
  • Rule based configuration for permanently delete and/or shred file contents

Authentication and authorization

  • User-based and role-based authentication and authorization
  • Generic Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Microsoft Active Directory (MSAD) authentication
    and authorization
  • Host-based authentication and authorization
  • Microsoft NT Lan Manager (NTLM) authentication
  • Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) based discovery and authentication

Key Management

  • Multiple certificate authority (CA) support
  • Hardware true random (optional) or software pseudo-random key generation, inquiry and deletion
  • Built-in certificate request and revocation check (CRL/OCSP)
  • X.509 and PKCS#12 DER and PEM key import and export
  • Key Usage Profiling
  • RDBMS and Generic LDAP Support and Integration
  • Industry Standard PKCS#11
  • NIST FIPS-140-1 level 2 cryptographic module support (optional)
  • Automatic Certificate Retrieval via HTTP or LDAP
  • Certificate Validity Check
  • Certificate Revocation Check via HTTP or LDAP
  • Certificate Revocation List (CRL)
  • Certificate Revocation List Distribution Point (CRLDP)
  • Online Certificate Status Protocal (OCSP)
  • CRL scheduled download, caching and automatic retry
  • OCSP scheduled request, caching and automatic retry

Hardware Security Module Support

  • AEP Networks Keyper
  • Oracle Sun Crypto Accelerator
  • Sophos Utimaco SafeGuard CryptoServer
  • Thales nShield
  • HP Atalla
  • IBM 4758 Cryptographic CoProcessor
  • IBM eServer Cryptographic Accelerator
  • IBM Crypto Express2
  • IBM CP Assist for Cryptographic Function
  • Cavium NITROX XL
  • Other PKCS#11 compliant hardware security modules

Standard Support and Certification

  • IEEE 1619 standard-based mode
  • OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) support
  • NIST FIPS 140-2 compliant Bloombase Cryptographic Module


  • Web based management console
  • Central administration and configuration
  • User security
  • Serial console
  • SNMP v1, v2c, v3
  • syslog, auto log rotation and auto archive
  • Heartbeat and keep alive

Disaster Recovery

  • Configurations backup and restore
  • FIPS-140 hardware security module recovery key or software recovery key vault for settings restoration
  • Customer-defined recovery quorum (e.g. 2 of 5)
  • FIPS-140 hardware security module operator key or operator pin for daily Bloombase KeyCastle operation
  • High-availability option for active-active or active-standby operation
  • Stateless active-standby failover

Platform Support

  • Bloombase OS
  • Solaris
  • HP-UX
  • OpenVMS
  • IBM z/OS
  • IBM i5/OS
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Mac OS X

Virtual Platform Support

  • VMware ESX/ESXi
  • VMServer
  • Red Hat KVM
  • Citrix XenServer
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • IBM PowerVM
  • Oracle VM

Hardware Support

  • i386-base architecture
  • AMD 32 and 64 architecture
  • Intel Itanium-2 architecture
  • IBM Power6 architecture
  • IBM PureFlex System
  • PA-RISC architecture
  • UltraSPARC architecture

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