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Secured2 and LiquidCool Team for 'Unhackable' Data Security

The Holy Grail of data security is an “unhackable” solution, which seems very difficult to accomplish in these days of increasingly sophisticated security attacks and other threats to the data center. But two very different fledgling security vendors, Secured2 and LiquidCool, have teamed up for what they claim is an unbreakable way to ensure the security of data, particularly in disaster scenarios.

Elizabeth Montalbano

August 5, 2015

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Daren Klum CEO Secured2
Daren Klum, CEO, Secured2

The Holy Grail of data security is an “unhackable” solution, which seems very difficult to accomplish in these days of increasingly sophisticated security attacks and other threats to the data center. But two very different fledgling security vendors, Secured2 and LiquidCool, have teamed up for what they claim is an unbreakable way to ensure the security of data, particularly in disaster scenarios.

The companies are combining Secured2’s security software and LiquidCool’s hardware to lock down data centers, particularly in case of high-impact events such as terrorist attacks, natural disasters or other types of scenarios that can allow hackers to take advantage or cause data to be lost or unrecoverable, said Daren Klum, CEO of Secured2, in a press release.

These are the scenarios for which many businesses remain largely unprepared or unprotected, which could mean serious consequences for data security that the companies want to solve, he said. “With this combination of Secured2’s data security software and LiquidCool’s ruggedized hardware, we are meeting the challenging demand for a world-class solution that address threats across each aspect of our customers’ businesses and building a security posture that withstands unforeseen, high-impact events,” Klum said.

Indeed, Gartner has predicted that by 2016, 20 percent of all organizations will abandon traditional backup/recovery for the majority of their data in favor of new approaches. That’s what Secured2 and LiquidCool aim to provide by combining their solutions, which together provide protection from fires, floods or even data breaches, thereby giving customers a level of unprecedented resiliency, the companies said.

Secured2 provides technology called “Data Shredder” that reduces data by more than 90 percent while converting it into a secure format. It then randomly shreds the data into multiple locations—such as clouds, hybrid or local storage environments—and encrypts each shred using NIST-certified encryption. If someone tries to penetrate the system, this shredding and redistributing of data protects it from hacker access, the company said.

Secured2 has already tested its software both in the lab and in real-world environments. It’s currently in operational assessment by a number of verticals, including healthcare, financial services and contract manufacturing companies.

LiquidCool Solutions takes a completely different approach to securing the data center, targeting the protection of the hardware on which data is stored. The firm holds numerous patents surrounding cooling electronics by total immersion in a dielectric fluid.

The company’s LCS-RT hardware features a rugged all-metal enclosure with waterproof I/O connectors. The system protects electronics from humidity, dust, oxidation and corrosive gasses, and operates silently with the capacity to dissipate 100 kilowatts per rack, the company said. It also is able to keep the hardware cool without a fan, making the system more energy efficient.

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Elizabeth Montalbano

Elizabeth Montalbano is a freelance writer who has written about technology and culture for more than 15 years. She has lived and worked as a professional journalist in Phoenix, San Francisco, and New York City. In her free time she enjoys surfing, traveling, music, yoga, and cooking. She currently resides in a small village on the southwest coast of Portugal.

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