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Secure your tape

NeoScale Systems Inc.'s CryptoStor Tape is a high-speed tape security appliance that compresses, encrypts and digitally signs data as it goes to tape media or virtual tape, without disrupting backup processes.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology awarded Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 Level 3 Certificate to CryptoStor Tape 702/704.

With this certification, NeoScale delivers Pentagon-class information security to government agencies, exceeding regulatory compliance standards related to secure IT environments.

CryptoStor Tape integrates with networked storage environments to secure tape media without changing backup applications or media management operations.

A Linux partnership is born

The Linux operating system got a boost from an agreement between SGI and GTSI Corp. establishing GTSI as a frontline government channels supplier providing SGI solutions to federal, state and local agencies.

The alliance gives GTSI a more streamlined process for providing customers with SGI's Linux OS solutions for real-time computing and visualization, and complex data management.

With more affordable and deployable SGI systems available, smaller government agencies, departments or workgroups can find systems that work for them, the two companies said.

Tool helps balance loads

2X Software Ltd. released 2X LoadBalancer for Windows terminal services and Citrix Metaframes. LoadBalancer manages sessions between terminal servers and provides fault tolerance.

With LoadBalancer, only one gateway machine must be exposed to the Internet. Security of the terminal servers can be further increased by establishing the connection via Secure Sockets Layer.

2X LoadBalancer intelligently distributes the load to the terminal server machine with least usage. By retrieving information about the terminal servers' resource usage before establishing the connection, the tool can determine which server can best handle the incoming session.

About the Author

Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Washington Technology.

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