Secure Group Services for Storage Area Networks
Source: University of California
Storage Area Networks, with their ability to offer high data availability, reliability and scalability, are a promising solution for the large scale storage needs of many enterprises. As with any distributed storage system, a major design challenge for a Storage Area Network (SAN) is to provide data integrity and confidentiality. This paper proposes a solution which addresses these core security requirements. In particular, it focuses on mechanisms that enable efficient key distribution to allow scalable data sharing.