CA today unveiled key-management software that helps automate the storage and distribution of encryption keys for multi-vendor tape encryption purposes.
CA Encryption Key Manager is z/OS-based software (it also runs on Linux, Unix, Windows and Solaris platforms) that can support the IBM TS1120 and TS 1130 tape encryption devices as well as the CA Tape Encryption subsystems from the same interface. According to CA's director of storage product marketing Stefan Kochishan, CA intends to add support for other vendor tape-encryption methods in the future.

"This product will manage the keys," Kochishan says. "If there's a call for centralization of management of either public or private keys, that can be done. You can also set up key stores in various sites and those sites will be updated when there's a change. It's full life cycle key management."

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