KMIP: New security encryption protocol created

  • Chicago (IL) - A new encryption protocol specification developed by Brocade, EMC, HP, IBM, LSI, Seagate and Thales has been unveiled this week. Dubbed Key Management Interoperability Protocol, or KMIP, the specification aims to simplify the process of encrypting important data, as well as maintaining keys.

    Mark Schiller, director of HP's security office told IT Examiner, "Our customers' IT environments are growing in complexity and, at the same time, these companies are under extreme pressures to meet compliance regulations and limit costs. KMIP was developed in an effort to simplify the process of encryption key management enterprise-wide and is the broadest and most comprehensive key management standards framework developed to date."