Patent Number: 8,577,043

Title: System and service to facilitate encryption in data storage devices

Abstract: An encryption communications appliance provides data encryption management for a data storage library. The appliance is coupled to an encryption-capable storage device, a data storage library controller within the data storage library and with an encryption key manager (EKM). The encryption command communications appliance intercepts encryption key requests from the data storage device and transparently forwards the requests to the EKM. The appliance also forwards transparently communications between the library controller and the data storage device.

Inventors: Bates; Allen K. (Tucson, AZ), Bui; Nhan X. (Tucson, AZ), Goodman; Brian G. (Tucson, AZ), Winarski; Daniel J. (Tucson, AZ)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: H04L 9/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017