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Like Bacon and Eggs, VMware Encryption and HyTrust Key Management

Some things really are better together, like bacon and eggs. You can have just eggs, but breakfast is oh so much better if you can add bacon for a complete breakfast. When it comes to virtual machine encryption, like eggs, you can go without the bacon, or in this case key management, but it’s incomplete. […]

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Thank You, Dr. Amoroso, for Making 3 Smart Cybersecurity Recommendations to the President-Elect

In what is likely the first open letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump from a member of the U.S. cybersecurity community, an industry leader has made three smart recommendations regarding the nation’s security defenses—including choosing one standard security compliance framework (NIST), reducing dependence on enterprise perimeters, and expanding the educational Cyber Corps program. HyTrust applauds […]

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Cloud First, Encryption Second?

Many do not consider the government an early adopter of technology or an operator of data centers at the bleeding edge of innovation. The Cloud First initiative was meant to drive greater adoption of cloud computing amongst government organizations to help achieve cost savings and all the other wonderful advantages that are driving commercial enterprises […]

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The Trump Era is here – what can you do…

Regardless of your leanings or political affiliation, there is a general sense of apprehension, excitement and confusion of what the future might bring. Since none of us are fortune tellers (I think), we can’t predict what the future might entail but there are some calculated guesses that we could make and take action based on that […]

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Data, Data and More Data – ‘to Protect’

Every measure of growth for creation of digital data shows dramatic increases. It’s a major issue for data center architects, data center operators, and even consumers. Consumers face this issue as they chose new mobile devices, striving to have enough storage for the photos, emails, videos, music and digital crumbs of life that they accumulate […]

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Key Management, KMIP and VMware VM Encryption

At VMworld in Barcelona VMware announced VMware VM Encryption as part of a larger vSphere 6.5 announcement. As a VMware partner (VMware is also a HyTrust investor) we are of course excited to see security being highlighted by VMware. I founded HyTrust in 2007 with the vision of enhancing security for VMware , which was […]

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Encryption – like Seat Belts

Back in the day macho types, often wearing t-shirts and smoking Marlboros Reds, would tell you that they don’t wear seat belts because this lack of seat belts makes it more likely that they would be “thrown clear” in the event of an accident. Sounds pretty reasonable until you ponder where you might be “thrown […]

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The Decision Chain

When a teenager wants to drive. As a parent of a teen, this is not a hypothetical question to me but one that is here and now. And the decision of whether or not to let her drive are based on some strict decision criteria. What are they? 1. What group does she belong to? […]

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VMworld 2016 Retrospective

VMworld was a great show for HyTrust. We had blow-out attendance at our booth, we managed to have just the right attendance at our party at House of Blues (and better yet, reserved the same space for next year!) and best of all, some very large partners announced a very cool solution that we are […]

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