Windows Storage Servers: Data at Rest Encryption and SafeNet StorageSecure


Windows Server is a storage platform specifically optimized for use with network attached storage (NAS) devices. Virtualization capabilities, iSCSI support, thin provisioning, and comprehensive management tools are all part of the rich feature set that make Windows Server ideal for enterprise-level operations. With Windows Server, organizations can leverage inexpensive storage to create highly available, robust, and high performing storage solutions tailored to their needs.

Gemalto's SafeNet StorageSecure integrates with Windows Servers to secure data at rest. The SafeNet StorageSecure encryption appliance sits in the network between clients and Windows Servers to apply 256-bit AES encryption according to predefined security policies. All existing storage management applications and tools continue to operate as intended; in SafeNet StorageSecure protected environments, customers see no change in the user experience.

SafeNet StorageSecure can use Microsoft Active Directory’s identity services to establish granular role administration. This feature allows administrators to separate duties among teams so employees can maintain the storage infrastructure without having access to cleartext data.

Resources and Additional Information

SafeNet StorageSecure and Microsoft Windows File Server Solution Brief