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HP Atalla unveils new key encryption offerings

June 10, 2014  

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HP today announced new encryption capabilities as well as information protection and control systems it says help “safeguard data throughout its entire life cycle.”

Launched at the HP Discover 2014 user and partner conference in Las Vegas, the HP Atalla offerings “support data whether it’s at rest, in motion or in use — across cloud, on-premises and mobile environments—to ensure continuous protection of an organization’s most sensitive information,” the company said in a release.

Research conducted last year by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of HP revealed that large organizations face on average 122 successful attacks per week.

With this constant threat of attack, security teams are no longer driven by whether their organization will be breached, but rather by the assumption that it has already been breached — leaving critical data exposed, HP added.

To prevent sensitive information from being stolen in the aftermath of a network breach, organizations turn to encryption to proactively protect data as it travels on open networks or is stored in the cloud.

“As organizations embrace the New Style of IT, protecting sensitive information as it moves within and outside the enterprise becomes more critical than ever before,” said Art Gilliland, senior vice president and general manager of the company’s enterprise security products division.
The company launched:

* HP Secure Encryption with HP Enterprise Secure Key Manager (ESKM) 4.0, which unifies and automates encryption controls to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data. HP ESKM 4.0 supports the OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP), bringing open standards to encryption key management.

* HP Atalla Cloud Encryption, which the company said reduces the complexity of encryption and key management in public, private and hybrid cloud environments by way of split-key encryption, a method for combining and splitting keys during the encryption process.

* HP Atalla Information Protection and Control (IPC) software protects sensitive enterprise data at every stage of the data life cycle—from creation to collaboration to storage.

“With the consumerization of IT and the explosion of social media, it is estimated that 2.5 exabytes of new data is created every day and the volume of new data is doubling every 12 to 18 months,” the company said.

“In fact, nearly 90% of the digital content being created includes unstructured data types, or human-generated information, such as documents, social content, video, audio and images. As this mounting volume of unstructured data moves across and outside of enterprise networks, organizations must ensure persistent protection at every stage in its life cycle.”

Further coverage of HP Discover will appear in the July-August edition of Connections+.

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