SOURCE: Qualstar Corporation

Qualstar Corporation

July 26, 2012 09:00 ET

Qualstar Announces Encryption Key Management for XLS Enterprise Tape Libraries

Single-Key Library Managed Encryption Protects Data in Transit

SIMI VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 26, 2012) - Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK), a manufacturer of data security and archive storage solutions and high efficiency power supplies under the N2Power brand, today announced that its highly regarded and cost effective XLS Enterprise Tape Libraries now feature single-key library managed encryption to eliminate the risk of data loss while tapes are in transit to disaster protection sites or other off-site locations. XLS Enterprise Tape Libraries incorporating single-key library managed encryption are ready for immediate shipment. 

XLS single-key library managed encryption (SKLME) operates transparently to all data protection and archive software applications. It is incorporated in X-Link, the web browser based remote library manager that enables administrators to configure, upgrade, and monitor XLS libraries locally via an intranet, or from anywhere in the world over the Internet. 

"Encryption key management is an important feature in our tape libraries because encrypted tapes are completely unreadable without the unique key used to create them," said Larry Firestone, Qualstar President and CEO. "XLS library managed encryption eliminates data loss if tapes are lost en route between facilities or disaster protection sites." 

First enabled in Qualstar's popular RLS-8350 and RLS-8500 Expandable Rack Mount Tape Libraries, SKLME allows administrators to assign a unique key to secure the tapes in each library partition. SKLME equipped libraries use customer-specified keys to access the powerful AES 256-bit encryption capability built into every LTO 5 tape drive. Tapes and their encryption keys are interchangeable between XLS and RLS libraries, enabling users to economically architect a secure, enterprise-wide data protection plan.

XLS Enterprise Tape Libraries deliver data protection and archive solutions to a wide range of markets including government agencies, broadcast and entertainment companies, research institutes, colleges and universities, and industrial customers. Cost effective XLS solutions span capacities from 240 terabytes to over 17 petabytes. 

XLS Enterprise Tape Libraries are available exclusively through Qualstar's worldwide network of Authorized Resellers. Contact Qualstar, an Authorized Reseller or visit for more information.

About Qualstar Corporation
Qualstar, founded in 1984, is a diversified electronics manufacturer specializing in data storage and high efficiency power supplies under the N2Power brand. The company's products are known throughout the world for high quality and Simply Reliable designs that provide years of trouble-free service. More information is available at or, or by phone at 805-583-7744.

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