GLASSHOUSE PERSPECTIVE: When storage management was asked if they were most concerned
about losing private customer information or losing their company s intellectual property, they indicated
that they were split equally between the two. This is reasonable because both are highly undesirable and
potentially damaging occurrences. Nonetheless, the visible penalty for losing customer information can
be so damaging to an organizations reputation, to say nothing of legal exposures, that in some industries
it should take precedence if a choice has to be made. Legislation relating to customer privacy includes
industry-specific laws such as HIPAA and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999, as well as state
legislation such as California s Security Breach Information Act (SB 1386) and New York s recent
Information Security Breach and Notification Act.
WHAT S MOTIVATING YOU TO RESEARCH STORAGE SECURITY SOLUTIONS?
COMPLIANCE? RECENT HEADLINES? A RECENT DATA LOSS?
GLASSHOUSE PERSPECTIVE: It is not surprising that Compliance and Recent Headlines
account for nearly 70% of storage management interest in the security of their data. Legislation, such as
Sarbanes-Oxley and the numerous front-page headlines involving security breaches at major corporations
has raised security awareness to an all-time high. Regarding the factors contributing to the Something
Else category, some possible elements might include auditor recommendation, adherence to corporate
security policy, competitive pressures, or business interruption.