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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

HP, IBM push new OASIS encryption key standard

IT staff today must use different key management systems to control who gets access to different parts of the network. One system might be used for e-mail encryption, a second for storage and a third for the database. A new standard to make industry vendors encryption management software work together in replacement the hodgepodge of different encryption-key management products has been developed, called the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) through OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards), the consortium best known for its development of Web-services standards. The committee, led by IBM, HP and EMC, will meet for the first time on April 24, but KMIP has been quietly under development for more than a year. It is also supported by Brocade, LSI, Seagate and Thales. VIA

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