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Tandberg Offers Free RDX Encryption Software

Tandberg Data announced it is offering free software that encrypts information written to RDX removable hard disk cartridges.

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Tandberg Data Provides Free RDX Encryption Software to Enhance Data Security for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

New RDX Cartridge Encryptor Software Allows Users of Any Generation of RDX Technology to Protect Their Data with an Enhanced Level of Security

Westminster, CO, August 08, 2012, Tandberg Data, the owner of RDX® technology and a global leader in data storage and protection solutions, today announced free encryption software that allows customers to easily encrypt data stored on RDX disk cartridges. The new software, called RDX Cartridge Encryptor (RCE), incorporates industry standard AES 256-bit encryption combined with secure erase and cryptographic key deletion. Tandberg Data RCE software is optimized for performance and simplicity for small and medium-sized businesses, providing even greater data security for off-site data storage.

Features of the RDX Cartridge Encryptor software include:

• Free and simple download and installation for MS Windows® Operating Systems

• Industry-standard AES 256-bit encryption

• Secure erase overwrite technology

• Crypto deletion of keys

• Compatibility with all makes and models of RDX docks

• Compatibility with all generations and capacities of RDX disk cartridges

• Compatibility with Tandberg Data RDX QuikStation™ disk device configurations

“As the owner of the RDX technology, we will continue to add new features and functionality to promote the adoption of RDX,” said Elisabeth Harth, global business unit director for Tandberg Data. “The release of the RCE software is further testament of Tandberg Data’s commitment to deliver data security and data protection for small and medium-sized businesses. We believe it is important to provide all users of RDX technology with the option to add an extra layer of data security at no additional cost.”

The free RDX Cartridge Encryptor software will be available to all RDX users at:

RDX Technology Overview
Since its introduction, RDX technology has been adopted by most major OEM server manufacturers, including Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, IBM, NEC and Toshiba. Tandberg Data owns the development rights to RDX technology, having acquired the RDX business, including intellectual property and key members of the RDX engineering team, from ProStor Systems in May 2011.

RDX technology is an economical and easy-to-use removable disk-based storage system for small- and medium-sized businesses. The technology combines the best of tape storage—reliability, portability, long archive life and low cost—and the best of disk—speed, random access and ease of use.

RDX cartridges are available in hard drive and solid-state disk drive capacities ranging from 64GB to 1.5TB*. All RDX cartridges are removable for off-site storage, disaster recovery and archival applications and are built to last more than 10 years with normal use.

Today’s RDX-based solutions include single dock systems; LAN-attached disk-based appliances; and multi-cartridge removable disk libraries. RDX systems are used by organizations for data storage, backup, archive, disaster recovery and cloud seeding, among other applications.

*The 1.5TB RDX cartridge will be available in September 2012.