Cryptsoft and BDT collaborate to embed KMIP Server capabilities into tape libraries

By: Cryptsoft
BRISBANE, Australia - Feb. 19, 2018 - PRLog -- Cryptsoft and BDT Storage GmbH (BDT) have responded to increasing market demand for key management server capabilities in storage products by collaborating on a proof of concept (POC) to embed Cryptsoft's KMIP (Key Management Interoperability Protocol) Server technology into BDT's recently announced 'Multistor' OEM tape library.

As leading OEM suppliers to the KMIP market and the data storage and handling markets respectively, Cryptsoft and BDT are consistently challenged to anticipate and deliver solutions that meet the emerging requirements from their wide-range of end-customers including small-medium and large enterprises. Whenever emerging requirements are independently seen by both companies, Cryptsoft and BDT have a history of collaborating and acting decisively to jointly develop proof of concept solutions to meet developing market demand.  This POC activates full enterprise key management capability in standalone tape library solutions, delivering improved security and flexibility for smaller deployments right through to greater resilience and redundancy for larger scale installations.

"As a leading OEM storage provider, we have seen demand for KMIP from the large enterprise customer continue to be strong, but what has surprised us recently has been the rising awareness and demand from the SME market," said Franz Bucher, Vice President of Research and Development at BDT. "Enterprise-grade encryption and key management solutions are frequently assumed to be designed only for the large to medium size enterprise, however this POC to embed Cryptsoft's KMIP server in our Multistor tape library product shows the SME market that modern, standards-based encryption and key management technology is available and just as accessible to companies of all sizes."

"Demand to embed KMIP server capability in storage devices is being driven both by the traditional large enterprise and by SME's," said Justin Corlett, Business Development Manager, Cryptsoft. "SME's know that they need to modernise and improve their encryption and data-security capabilities, primarily because they are more vulnerable than larger companies to the negative effects of the unauthorised exposure of critical business data. For large enterprises, an embedded KMIP server in their storage solution opens up a valuable range of complex key handling scenarios that are needed to deal with the ever-increasing intricacy of commercial and regulatory realities. Having an embedded KMIP Server in a capable storage device 'just makes sense' because it provides flexibility, control and modern security to all companies, of all sizes."

About BDT Storage
BDT is a leading designer and manufacturer of solutions for data management. BDT's storage systems ensure long-term storage and archiving of big data – reliably and easily. As an expert for data management and storage solutions BDT takes into account the increasing storage needs. Our current products include compact and automated data storage systems using different media such as tape and removable disk. (

About Cryptsoft
Cryptsoft is a privately held Australian company that operates worldwide in the enterprise key management security market. Cryptsoft's Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) software development kits (SDKs) are the market's preferred OEM solutions. Cryptsoft's solutions have been selected by prominent global companies for interoperable enterprise key management and encryption technology in their storage, security and cloud products. Cryptsoft is an OASIS Foundational Sponsor. (

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