Centrally Managing Access to Self-Encrypting Drives in Lenovo System x Servers Using IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager

IBM Redbooks

Centrally Managing Access to Self-Encrypting Drives in Lenovo System x Servers Using IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager

Data security is one of the paramount requirements for organizations of all sizes. Although many companies invested heavily in protection from network-based attacks and other threats, few effective safeguards are available to protect against potentially costly exposures of proprietary data that results from a hard disk drive being stolen, misplaced, retired, or redeployed.

Self-encrypting drives (SEDs) can satisfy this need by providing the ultimate in security for data-at-rest and can help reduce IT drive retirement costs in the data center. Self-encrypting drives are also an excellent choice if you must comply with government or industry regulations for data privacy and encryption.

To effectively manage a large deployment of SEDs in Lenovo® System x® servers, an organization must rely on a centralized key management solution. This IBM Redbooks® publication explains the technology behind SEDs and demonstrates how to deploy a key management solution that uses IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager and properly setup your System x servers.

Price: $37.50 $30.00
Pages: 260
Date Published: March 16, 2015
ISBN: 0738440493
Author: IBM Redbooks
Product Number: SG24-8247-00
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