Karen Copeland (the other half of the NonStop security Dynamic Duo) and I presented breakout sessions at HP Discover in Las Vegas where we announced two new optional NonStop security products that you might be interested in.
One area differentiating HP-UX resiliency is that resiliency is designed into the HP-UX operating environment. From dependable reliability features such as single system RAS and comprehensive security capabilities, HP-UX protects and keeps safe your data--- which may be even a bigger concern as virtualization matures and cloud is considered. At a recent event, customers shared their experiences on how existing technologies are employed in ways to help achieve SLAs and minimize planned downtime
It is a matter of survival for enterprises to ensure that hackers cannot breach into their systems. Every security breach is in every newspaper and every newsfeeds within moments. A security breach can cost the whole business. This is why enterprises need to choose the systems that provide best-of-breed security and help them comply with the security regulations appropriate for their industry. HP Integrity NonStop systems belong to those secure classes of systems. There are many areas where Integrity NonStop systems help enterprises to run a secure business and comply with the security regulations, some of which include on-platform security, data-in-motion encryption, data-at-rest encryption, disk data sanitization and consolidated auditing.
With all of the activities that have been going on during the last few weeks, I forgot to mention a major release. Let me rectify that ommision today.
HP has released the latest update to HP-UX - HP-UX 11i v3 Update 5 , also known as the 0909 release. HP-UX 11i v3 tends to have 6 month update releases, and this is the latest one.
So, what's new?
· Improved Resiliency thru Serviceguard improvements and tighter integration with features such as Dynamic Root Disk and Mass Storage Stack
o 75 % reduction in downtime when updating Serviceguard
o Cluster management time cut in half
· Superior security protection and compliance
o Meets the security standards set by the Center for Internet Security (CIS)
o Meets heightened requirements for compliance with SOX and CIS
· Increased productivity and performance
o 10x improvement in the number of systems in a single view to enable security bulletin analysis and patch maintenance
o Save up to 7 hours per week on storage array reconfiguration
o Achieve 99 percent of raw performance with all of the manageability of a filesystem (OnlineJFS 5.0.1).
Updates, as always, are free to those customers who are under support contracts, so you can go out and get this additional functionality and value at no additional charge. The website that is linked above has more details on the new and updated features.