In the storage realm RAID architecture continues to be very popular and is widely used by different vendors because it allows for the combination of different hard drives into one fast, reliable and
spacious storage device that satisfies nearly all enterprise data storage needs. However, along with all the well known benefits of RAID architecture a common misconception continues to exist; many IT
professionals still believe that the data stored on RAID devices is secure.
This false belief stems from the basic concept of RAID – distributing the data among many hard drives which disrupts files formats and makes the stealing of one particular hard drive from the RAID system useless for an attacker. This white paper highlights the threats to data in a RAID architecture and outlines why additional data protection procedures should be employed to ensure complete protection and compliance with the ever-increasing regulatory mandates for securing sensitive data.