SNIA KMIP Security Standard Conformance Testing Program Validates Security Products From HP and Cryptsoft

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2015-04-15
IT Professionals can reference KMIP test results for solution procurement and deployment

Colorado Springs, CO (April 15, 2015) — The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Storage Security Industry Forum (SSIF) today announced the posting of vendor product conformance test results for the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) Conformance Testing Program (CTP). The first wave of vendors to submit products and successfully pass the tests include HP’s Enterprise Secure Key Manager (ESKM) 4.0, Cryptsoft’s KMIP C Client SDK (V1.8.0) and Cryptsoft’s KMIP C Server SDK (V1.8.0). Details of the test profiles can be referenced at /forums/SSIF/kmip/results.

“IT buyers are turning to trusted independent associations such as SNIA to perform the verification and validation of critical product specifications such as KMIP,” said David Dale, Chairman, SNIA Board of Directors. “Demand for KMIP conformance verification is rapidly increasing amongst buyers of KMIP–enabled Enterprise Key Management (EKM) servers, KMIP client appliances, and applications.”

“As an author and supporter of the OASIS KMIP standard, HP chose to submit our HP Enterprise Secure Key Manager 4.0 into the KMIP Test Program for certification as a conforming KMIP server,” said Albert Biketi, vice president, HP Security, Atalla. “We were very happy with the results along with excellent support from SNIA’s staff, and we fully endorse the test program as independent assurance of interoperability for both vendors and end users of KMIP solutions.”

The SNIA KMIP Conformance Program and several vendor solutions with the implemented KMIP standard will be showcased in the OASIS booth at the upcoming RSA Conference in San Francisco, April 20–24. http://www.rsaconference.com/events/us15/expo-sponsors
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The KMIP Specification is defined by OASIS (The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) and test profiles are established by its KMIP Technical Committee. For more information about OASIS and KMIP, see https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=kmip

About SNIA’s Storage Security Industry Forum

The SNIA Storage Security Industry Forum (SSIF) is an industry community that focuses on the complete life cycle of data security from its creation and storage to end of life and destruction. The SSIF is a consortium of storage professionals, security professionals, security practitioners, and academics providing data and information security expertise. The SSIF contributes to a better understanding of information assurance and how it applies in IT operations, influencing the design, use, and management of storage technology to better protect and secure information. The current Voting Members of SNIA’s SSIF are: Cryptsoft, DataDirect Networks, HP, IBM, NetApp, NTP Software, and Oracle. For more information, visit www.snia.org/ssif.

About the SNIA

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not–for–profit global organization, made up of member companies spanning the global storage market. SNIA’s mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education, and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For more information, visit http://www.snia.org.

About OASIS

The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) is a global consortium that works on the development, convergence, and adoption of e-business and web service standards. See www.oasis.org.

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