Steve Pate, Author at HyTrust

Steve Pate

Moving to the Cloud? Don’t Forget to Protect Your Data

We often hear about the need to ensure the security of networks and endpoints. And certainly, it’s extremely important for businesses to keep hackers and other bad actors from breaking into end-user devices and enterprise networks to wreak havoc on organizations and their customers. Cloud security is paramount. But the data that’s contained in the […]

Analyzing, Auto-Encrypting and Tagging Sensitive VMs

Last week HyTrust announced the launch of HyTrust CloudAdvisor Version 2.2.1 (HTCA 2.2.1) which provides further integration with HyTrust DataControl (HTDC) and HyTrust CloudControl (HTCC). More specifically, the new version supports the ability to: Automatically encrypt VMs using HyTrust DataControl when sensitive data is detected Analyze and monitor VMs encrypted by HyTrust DataControl Label VMs in […]

Encryption and Deduplication – Have Your Cake and Eat it!

The question of how encryption and deduplication work together is a question that comes up often. The concern is that if you encrypt data, every block will be different, deduplication won’t work and now you need more storage than you did before. And often a lot more storage. But this isn’t always the case. In […]

Unlocking the use of BitLocker Encryption with vTPM Support

Unlocking the use of BitLocker Encryption with vTPM Support In this article we will be showing how HyTrust KeyControl works in conjunction with VMware support for vTPM and explores the difference between BitLocker and HyTrust DataControl. What is a TPM vs vTPM? A TPM (Trusted Platform Module) is a hardware device that provides mini-HSM-like capabilities […]

vTPM Support in vSphere 6.7

In April, VMware introduced support for vTPM for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 in vSphere 6.7. This follows on from Microsoft adding vTPM support in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016. Why add vTPM support? The main driver is to allow customers to use BitLocker for encryption. BitLocker relies on a TPM for storing its […]

How often should you rekey encrypted data?

The initial downtime taken to encrypt data is often one of the main stumbling blocks to deploying an encryption solution. As data sets move into the terabytes, the downtime associated with initial encryption can often exceed available maintenance windows. Solutions such as HyTrust DataControl alleviate these issues by allowing the applications to continue running while […]

HyTrust DataControl now provides full KMIP server capabilities

HyTrust and Cryptsoft recently announced that HyTrust are using Cryptsoft’s KMIP technology in our KeyControl encryption key management solution, which is part of our DataControl Cloud Encryption product. You can read the press release here: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hytrust-datacontrol-adopts-cryptsoft-kmip-technology-300280867.html So what is KMIP? There have been many attempts over the years to produce a key management standard allowing […]

What’s happening with OpenSSL?

I recently attended the 4th International Cryptographic Module Conference (ICMC) in Ottawa, Canada. Tim Hudson from CryptSoft gave a talk about the OpenSSL community, what’s changed given recent, widely publicized bugs such as Heartbleed and Poodle, and where the organization is going. There are 15 developers who are spread across 8 different countries. Only 2 […]

The password is dead! Long live the password!

Donald E. Malloy from LSExperts gave a fascinating talk at ICMC 2016 about passwords and technology that exists and is being developed to replace them. This blog covers some of the topics he covered together with my own analysis. As time goes by we continue to hear about major data breaches and end customers are […]

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