Gartner Research

Develop a Storage Encryption Strategy From the Vault to the Cloud

Published: 11 July 2013

ID: G00248700

Analyst(s): Brian Lowans , Eric Ouellet


IT security leaders are faced with a growing complexity and array of centralized data storage encryption solutions. From the vault to the cloud, this research plots a course through the options, their limitations and when to use them.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • When Should Encryption Be Used?
  • Encryption Deployment Options
    • Self-Encrypting Drive
    • HDD Controller
    • Switching Fabric
    • File Encryption
    • Database Encryption
    • Cloud Encryption Gateways
    • IaaS and Virtual Machine (VM) Solutions
    • Enterprise Key Management

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