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Smart Storage: Data at Rest Encryption.

Xani on ‎02-19-2014 10:44 AM

HP Secure Encryption is a controller-based data encryption solution for ProLiant Gen8 servers that protect sensitive data at rest for HP Smart Array Px3x Controller attached disk storage.  HP’s Enterprise Secure Key Manager 3.1 is a hardware based security appliance providing centralized key management, scalability, and continuous availability across distributed datacenters. 



HP Secure Encryption is a Smart Array controller-based data encryption solution for ProLiant Gen 8 servers that protect sensitive, mission critical data.   HP Secure Encryption is an enterprise-class encryption solution for data at rest on any bulk storage attached (with the exception of tape or external arrays such as P2000 and P2040) to the supported HP Smart Array Px3x family of controllers.  The solution is available for both local and remote key management methodologies.  The remote key management mode requires Integrated Lights Out 4 (iLO4) and HP Enterprise Secure Key Manager (ESKM) 3.1 or any later release.


Key Benefits are:

Broad Encryption Coverage

  • HP Secure Encryption encrypts the data on both the attached bulk storage and the cache memory of  the HP Smart Array Px3x controller.
  • Any Hard Disk Drive or Solid State Drive in the Smart Drive portfolio for HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers or the Supported Storage Enclosures are supported

High Availability and Scalability

  • Easily scales with the amount of privacy data requirements
  • Local Key Management Mode provides a simple key management solution, using just HP SSA, Smart Array Px3x controllers and Smart Array firmware v 1.50 or later. Remote Key Management mode allows for the central management and secure key storage for all HP Secure Encryption related keys. The HP Enterprise Secure Key Manager 3.1 scales to over 25,000 attached servers and millions of associated keys.   

Simplified deployment and management

  • Easy management of the HP Smart Array Px3x controller and other direct-attached storage devices via HP Smart Storage Administrator
  • The single interface of the HP Smart Storage Administrator also configures the cryptographic features of HP Secure Encryption associated with the HP Smart Array Px3x controllers.

Helps users meet Compliance Regulations like HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley

  • HP is helping enterprises comply with the data privacy and  protection requirements associated with  the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Sarbanes-Oxley Acts
  • HP ESKM 3.1 has completed FIPS 140-2 Level-2 validation. Certificate #1922. 
  • HP has applied for FIPS 140-2 Level-2 validation for the HP Smart Array Px3x family of controllers.


Many companies, especially those under government regulations require that sensitive data must be secured and not compromised.  HP Secure Encryption provides encryption for data at rest as an important component for complying with government regulations like HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley which both have data privacy requirements.  HP Secure Encryption is just one of the solutions in the HP data privacy portfolio that includes Data Sanitization and Defective Media Retention (DMR) services.


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