Among the security features being introduced today:
* Symmetrix Service Credential - Secured by RSA - This feature secures the actions of service personnel on Symmetrix DMX-3 systems, in order to protect and preserve the integrity of the information it stores. This new feature requires authentication of users accessing the Symmetrix service processor using encrypted credentials and individual passwords then authorizes their actions and prevents unauthorized actions.
* Tamper-proof Audit Log - With this feature, data centre managers and administrators can securely record and track all service or management activities on a Symmetrix DMX-3 system, including those that could impact the integrity of the information stored within. The new enhancements to Symmetrix Audit Log and Solutions Enabler software ensure that service and host-initiated actions are recorded in a tamper-proof log.
* EMC Certified Data Erasure - EMC has enhanced its disk erasure technology with the new Certified Data Erasure capabilities for Symmetrix DMX-3 systems. By ensuring that all information on failed drives is securely erased before they are removed from the system, customers minimize the risk of sensitive data leaving the premises. Adhering to Department of Defense (DOD) specification 5220.22-M, data on failed disk drives is erased within the system and an auditable record of data erasure is provided to the customer. Additionally, EMC Global Services today is unveiling the Certified Disk Erasure Service for disk drives that are removed from EMC storage systems, ensuring comparable security across EMC’s portfolio of storage systems.
EMC is also introducing new capabilities designed to optimize Symmetrix DMX-3 system performance, flexibility and resiliency. They include:
* Support for 4 GB/s Fibre Channel and FICON Connectivity - Available for new and existing Symmetrix DMX-3 systems, customers can now choose 4GB/s connectivity, or mix and match 2 GB/s and 4GB/s channel directors to gain additional connectivity options.
* Support for RAID 6 -EMC now offers RAID 6 protection for Symmetrix DMX-3, providing a wider selection of data protection choices for customers.
* Dynamic Cache Partitioning - This feature enables users to segregate memory resource allocation on a Symmetrix system into as many as eight dynamic partitions for different applications. Easy to deploy and manage, partitions can be expanded or contracted according to policies in order to maximize performance during peak workloads while providing isolation between applications.
* Symmetrix Priority Controls - Users can manage multiple application workloads and priority levels for device groups, assigning priority levels based on service level requirements to assure faster response times for higher-priority applications.
* SRDF/A Reserve Capacity - With this enhancement, SRDF/A software safeguards continuous remote replication operations by buffering in-transit data to disk during temporary outages and/or network congestion.
All of the capabilities announced today will be available in Q1 2007. [February 8, 2007]
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