Brocade Encryption Switch garners prestigious 2009 EMC Partner Solution Award for best new offering for RSA

Brocade® (Nasdaq:BRCD) today announced that the Brocade Encryption Switch has won the 2009 EMC Partner Solution Award for Best New Offering for achieving the highest RSA platform utilisation. The EMC Partner Solution Awards recognise top offerings from the EMC Solution Gallery and are based upon business impact, commitment to EMC technology, market presence and revenue contribution.

The Brocade Encryption Switch combined with RSA® Key Manager for the Datacentre helps organisations meet their security and corporate governance objectives, including compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and the protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The combined solution accomplishes this by encrypting critical corporate data onto both disk- and tape-based storage media with high performance and centralised fabric management. The Brocade Encryption Switch scales non-disruptively, providing up to 96 Gigabits per second (Gbps) of encryption processing power to meet the needs of the most demanding environments with flexible, on-demand performance.

“The amount of sensitive information continues to grow precipitously, so organisations need a broader deployment of encryption technologies across data centres in order to protect data confidentiality and privacy,” said Jon Oltsik, senior analyst, at Enterprise Strategy Group.

“Specific to storage, these security and privacy demands require an architectural approach for enterprise-wide encryption of data-at-rest while enabling end-to-end management for the secure flow of data across multiple fabrics.”

“We are pleased that EMC selected the Brocade Encryption Switch as a 2009 Partner Solution Award for Best New Offering - RSA,” said Bob Braham, vice president of Product Marketing at Brocade. “This leading-edge solution has already proven its capabilities in the market, providing data encryption for both disk and tape storage systems. This award recognises the innovative approach Brocade has taken to help provide fabric-wide encryption for data-at-rest within the data centre, coupled with best-in-class key management solutions from RSA.”

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