KeyNexus Brings Remote Key Encryption Management to Amazon Web Services Safeguarding Data with Cloud Security Solution that Separates Encryption “Lock and Key” CloudBeat Conference 2013 Business Wire SAN FRANCISCO & VICTORIA, Canada -- September 9, 2013 KeyNexus, a division of Dark Matter Labs (DML), today announced the industry’s first ultra-secure cloud encryption key management service. KeyNexus’ disruptive approach includes separating the “lock” from the “key” in the cloud, while also promoting encryption interoperability across the public cloud. Available in late September, the KeyNexus solution for Amazon Web Services EBS storage partitions (AWS EC2) will enable organizations to store, manage and audit their encryption keys separately from the cloud. DML/KeyNexus Founder and CEO, Jeff MacMillan, will debut the product during a panel at CloudBeat 2013 Conference in a session on “Security in the Cloud” at 1:35 p.m. PT on Monday, September 9^th, in the Sequoia Room of the Grand Hyatt San Francisco. DML produces a line of data encryption appliances that protect data assets stored in databases, file systems and back-ups for organizations of all sizes.At KeyNexus, these appliances power sophisticated key management for the cloud, making its cloud-based data far more secure than security systems that store encryption keys and data on the same cloud, or enterprises that store keys in a less secure location on-site. Using these hardware security modules (HSMs) to physically protect the keys, KeyNexus will enable simplified management of everything from remote key rotation to migration of encrypted data between various cloud, SaaS and mobile platforms. “Partial solutions for cloud security management are available today, but many are cost-prohibitive and require a cloud vendor to manage all keys,” said Jeff MacMillan, CEO and founder of KeyNexus. “Enterprises face the problems of cost and complexity for internal key management and many cut corners, storing keys in the cloud. However, if enterprises don’t store and manage encryption keys in a location that is separate from the data, it’s essentially like leaving a house locked, but with the keys in the door. This approach leaves data vulnerable and users without control or visibility into the key management process.” KeyNexus offers affordable, immediately accessible subscriptions providing cloud users the security of enterprise encryption appliances, without the traditional capital cost. The KeyNexus approach makes it possible for businesses to access and search data within the cloud without risking data security. It allows tools like Hadoop to be automatically deployed on AWS in a manner that allows stored data to be encrypted yet still accessible for Big Data processing. Additionally, the KeyNexus cloud key management service is agnostic to where the key is utilized, enabling easy movement of data across various cloud and mobile environments. The result: encryption keys are securely stored and managed in a single dashboard on the KeyNexus SaaS platform, always accessible to the customer, and yet never stored on the same cloud as the customer’s encrypted data. “Inkiru used KeyNexus’ key management for data protection in the public cloud and for the creation of technology to authenticate and authorize users into the Inkiru platform,” said Liam Lynch, former Inkiru CISO. Lynch was a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and former eBay Chief Security Architect and now serves as an advisor for KeyNexus. Building on the success of its secure platform, Inkiru has recently been acquired. KeyNexus’ AWS solution offers a variety of additional attributes: *Seamless encryption for EBS storage partitions implemented on several variants of Linux Amazon Machine Instances (AMIs) *Remote management and rotation of encryption keys, enhancing governance, risk and compliance (GRC) objectives for organizations using the KeyNexus’ SaaS platform *Key provisioning interoperability between any cloud platform, application or device capable of connecting with KeyNexus’ APIs. KeyNexus protects access to customer keys by deploying nodes in multiple, redundant, geographically diverse, SSAE16 SOC-1 certified private datacenters across the U.S., each co-located with hardware encryption appliances and connected to AWS via high-speed private fiber channels and virtual private networks. KeyNexus’ North American (and soon global) network of key management nodes will operate independently in each jurisdiction, providing customers the level of key visibility, auditability and compliance they are seeking, ensuring their keys are never stored outside their jurisdiction of choice. Sign up at http://www.keynexus.com/ to get a notification of the general availability of KeyNexus AWS offering later this month. About KeyNexus Founded in July 2012 as a division of Dark Matter Labs Inc., KeyNexus delivers the industry’s first disruptive, ultra-secure cloud encryption key management service the separates the “lock and key” and promotes encryption interoperability across the public cloud. Dark Matter Labs manufactures industry leading encryption and key management appliances for businesses in all industries requiring strong data-at-rest security and industry compliance. Using these appliances, KeyNexus offers an ultra-secure, external key management service for applications that reside in the Cloud, an environment where the deployment of encryption appliances has not previously been possible, affordable or practical. KeyNexus’ primary focus is delivering secure key management, storage and provisioning of keys and will partner with encryption vendors on a variety of cloud, mobile, SaaS and developer platforms. KeyNexus is first available for AWS EBS partitions in September. More information about KeyNexus is available at http://www.keynexus.com/. Contact: KeyNexus Laura Ackerman, 508-475-0025 x115 firstname.lastname@example.org
KeyNexus Brings Remote Key Encryption Management to Amazon Web Services
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