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PARANOIA3 In-line Tape Encryption Appliance

Paranoia3 Tape Encryption Unit

PARANOIA3 is designed to seamlessly fit into your environment so there will be no reason for you to change your IT systems or procedures. Easy to use and with simple system integration, means Paranoia3 is perfect in a disaster recovery situation where fast retrieval of data is of paramount importance.

IBM approved 

The Paranoia3 tape encryption appliance unit is the latest addition to the range of Paranoia tape encryption appliances. Based on previous field proven tape encryption appliances, Paranoia3 delivers increased speed, AES 256 tape encryption and increased flexibility whilst still maintaining the idea that any tape encryption product should be simple to operate, require minimal management and be easily implemented into your current IT environment, regardless of the type of tape technology and server you use.


  • AES128, 192 or 256 user selectable encryption
  • 320 Mb/sec SCSI interfaceLeasing available
  • 4 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel Interface
  • Supports up to four tape drives
  • Support for all host systems
  • No change to OS or backup software
  • Unique user ID chip for added security
  • Dual User keys to avoid single person access
  • 1U half depth rack mount enclosure
  • Low power use and low thermal footprint

Download the The Paranoia3 data encryption unit Data Sheet
in Adobe Acrobat® format

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The iCard and iSecure Key Management Packages for Paranoia and Safe Tape (Windows Based).

Download the iSecure and iCard data sheet.

iCard: Security Management Package includes:

  • Standard Windows based software and hardware
  • personalized smart cards with varying access levels to all functions for any or all sites.
  • PIN number entry activation of smart card
iSecure: Operations Management Package includes:
  • GUI and hardware to control Paranoia and Safe Tape units

For a handy calculator to see what a data loss could cost your company, please see

SecureCopy3 encrypting off-line copier

The SecureCopy3 system offers a fast, efficient and straightforward means of converting an existing stock of unencrypted archive tapes to a secure archive without the need for any system connection.

Copy from like to like (e.g. LTO4 to LTO4) or disssimilar tapes (e.g. 3590 to LTO4).  Units are offered with or without drives.

For more information on the SecureCopy3, please click here.

Paranoia products are available directly from Avax, or from the following resellers:

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