Using Encryption to Increase the Security of Networked Storage
IT managers are working hard to ensure the security and integrity of key enterprise data. Damage to data can occur as a result of an intentional attack from a variety of sources, including hackers, terrorists, company competitors, and disgruntled employees. Storage encryption is one of the core features of a storage security strategy that is rapidly gaining popularity with enterprises that process and store data. Storage encryption solutions use encryption technologies to secure data whether it is online, backed up, or archived, and whether it is in flight or at rest. This white paper presents the various paths to encrypting data, the tradeoffs and considerations that organizations may face, and the NetApp storage encryption portfolio.