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SCSI Tape Encryption Manager - Manages encryption on LTO tape drives (starting with generation 4) with hardware-based encryption. Program should work on any other SCSI security protocol (SSP) capable tape drives. Built specifically for Linux and AIX. Supports key change auditing and key descriptors (uKAD).


  • SCSI hardware-based encryption management
  • Supports AIX and Linux
  • Supports most SSP compliant devices, such as LTO-4 tape drives
  • Random key generation
  • Key change audit logging
  • AES Encryption
  • Key Descriptor Management

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Program copyright 2012-2018 contributing authors.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; version 2 of the License.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.