IBM, Security First ink Crypto deal

by p b    Aug 01, 2011

By CXOtoday Staff

IBM and data availability and security company Security First Corp., a developer of cryptographic software, announced a joint development agreement. According to a release, IBM will implement Security First’s cryptographic technology on its wire speed processor technology, integrating the technology directly onto IBM’s systems on a chip.

The partnership is aimed at delivering increased performance, security, and high data availability to storage and cloud-based computing customers. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

“The combination of IBM’s wire speed processor technology and Security First’s cryptographic technology can deliver unparalleled cryptographic performance, throughput, and scalability for advanced security and storage applications at full network fabric line rates,” said IBM Fellow, Bijan Davari, Vice President, Next Generation Computing Systems and Technology.

“This joint development project will support the explosion of data storage and remove barriers to cloud use,” said Mark O’Hare, CEO, Security First. “Through our combined technologies, Security First and IBM will deliver scalable data security and high availability directly to public and private sector customers that require the highest levels of secure data transmission and storage in the cloud.”

The combined cryptographic security solution from IBM and Security First is expected to be available during the first half of 2012.