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Sun Says 'Me Too' on Encryption Keys

Feb 17, 2009, 22:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Shread)

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"Sun announced that it is open sourcing its encryption key management technology. The "generic communication protocol between a key manager and an encrypting device" is the latest effort in Sun's Open Storage initiative that has been one of the company's most promising growth areas. The company said the announcement "sets Sun apart and enables partners to adopt this protocol to securely handle encryption keys without additional licensing."

"But the timing of the announcement is a little curious, coming just days after EMC, HP, IBM and four other companies announced that they had proposed a standard for encryption key management. Interoperability between key management systems has been one of the biggest obstacles to widespread enterprise adoption of data encryption."

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