Yosemite's Backup 8.5 data protection solution has become the first software application in its market to support the hardware encryption offered by LTO-4.

Yosemite's small and medium sized business customers can take advantage of the encryption features of LTO-4 when backing up to tape. Use of LT0-4 gets them higher data security, faster backups and reduced cost per backup hour.

According to a recent IDC report, US-based companies encrypt about 40 percent of their data today. (That high!) The report also states that more companies would encrypt their data if they could overcome some of the complexities involved in managing the encryption process. Yosemite reckons that it's taken some of these complexities away and its product could be used by any business concerned about unauthorized data access of its backup tapes.