Looks like storage security just might happen after all. Although EMC has done little to capitalize on their acquisition of RSA, I’ve been seeing a lot of interest in the security space for the last year. Take a look at NeoScale with their global key manager, and you’ll see an interesting twist on the security picture.
Now Hifn has purchased Siafu, which will only increase acceptance of this much-needed element of the storage puzzle. John Matze and the rest have done a terrific job of pushing encryption in the small business segment, and this should get their stuff accepted more broadly. Plus, it might just spread John’s non-security iSCSI expertise more broadly, and that’s always a good thing.