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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 […]

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

To a Better Cloud – With IBM, HyTrust, Intel, and VMware

Today is an exciting day in the world of the hybrid cloud and we are excited to be an integral part of it. IBM, with the earlier adoption of Intel TXT in their SoftLayer bare metal cloud offering, showed clearly that they were looking toward the future by enabling an unbroken line of trust all […]

Multi-Cloud Workload Security at VMworld 2016

Once again it is time for VMworld and once again we are excited to be at the show. This year the show is in Las Vegas instead of San Francisco, which for some is an exciting change and for others a bit of a pain. Regardless we are going to be there (Booth 734) and […]

Securing the Post-Chewy Center SDDC: Enhanced Multi-Cloud Workload Security

Today we announced updates to our DataControl and CloudControl products to help provide even better protection for the new virtualized and multi-cloud enterprise. Over the past few years the data center has changed radically, but security has struggled to keep up, necessitating a new approach. John Kindervag at Forrester was one of the first to […]

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 […]

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