December 17, 2018 Security in the cloud has become increasingly hard to obtain, as the sophistication of attacks have gone up a notch this year. We have seen sophisticated attacks which directly exploit the inner workings of the CPU, for example Spectre, Meltdown, and Foreshadow.
December 17, 2018 The governments around the world will demand increased transparency from companies who have amassed large amounts of PII data. Big data platform fueled the rise of multiple mega-corps, now the pendulum has swung the other way and society needs to ensure the platform is not abused by adverse nations or rogue individuals.
December 14, 2018 Protecting your stored data on the cloud is a concern, but it's easy enough with encryption. But protecting your data when it's being used on the cloud is not so simple. Enter IBM, which, in partnership with Fortanix, is now providing data-in-use protection for your container workloads running on the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service with IBM Cloud Data Shield.
December 13, 2018 Fortanix unveiled that ELASTX has deployed its Self-Defending Key Management Service (SDKMS) to protect customers’ data as they migrate to the cloud. Now ELASTX customers can utilize its platforms that now offer security of their private data moving to the cloud, powered by Fortanix.
December 13, 2018 The security industry has long relied on a blacklist based approach – find out what’s bad and prevent that from happening. Such approaches have shown their limitation with the increased infrastructure complexity. New solutions will evolve ensuing only the activities and applications on an approved whitelist will be allowed access and everything else will be disabled.
December 7, 2018 GCP under new leadership will be the one to watch out for. While developers are good entry points in an organization, a strong enterprise sales team is needed to navigate the challenges of cloud migration.
December 7, 2018 New types of privacy-aware frameworks will allow healthcare businesses to use AI and ML with the most sensitive patient data, providing new insights for diseases such as cancer and helping with highly personalized drug discovery.
December 6, 2018 More states will follow the suit of California in demanding IoT devices provide “reasonable security” and privacy. IoT devices, today, have capabilities to burn houses and regulate blood-flow — it’s mind-boggling that we got this far without much regulation, but it’ll change and everyone should be thankful for that.
December 6, 2018 With containers firmly established as the new compute structure, new solutions will continue to evolve in the container ecosystem.
December 1, 2018 Organizations are finding that next-generation HSM and Key Management capabilities offered as a subscription-based approach deliver powerful data protection and TCO benefits.
November 28, 2018 The USPS incident is staggering in its scope and its brazen poor security. Private information of 60M users was left exposed without any protection. Anyone with a usps.com address could have viewed the name, address, phone number, and more of all the people on the system.
November 5, 2018 Our mission at Fortanix is to solve cloud security and privacy. We recognize the importance of secure and private cloud computing in unlocking the true potential of the digital era. If application code and data can be protected without having to trust the infrastructure, business owners can better innovate on scaling their business. To help make this possible, Fortanix uses protected enclaves provided by Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX).
October 31, 2018 Fortanix, a leader in Runtime Encryption®, and a Finalist in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, is partnering with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, to integrate its Self-Defending Key Management Service™ (SDKMS) with the Alibaba Cloud platform, introducing new levels of security and privacy with cloud Runtime Encryption® key management.
October 23, 2018 With the Fortanix deal, Alibaba aims to launch an encryption tool to manage sensitive data whereas with SUSE, they aim to expand their public cloud alliance.
October 17, 2018 Alibaba and Fortanix have teamed up on cloud security to integrate Fortanix’s key management service with the Alibaba Cloud platform. It’s a significant deal for both companies, giving the Chinese cloud giant another U.S.-based partner as it seeks to expand its reach. And it gives the security startup a new cloud partner since launching just over a year ago.
October 12, 2018 "There are new solutions in the market that offer Next-Generation Hardware Security Module (NGHSM) functionalities. Unlike traditional HSMs, NGHSMs are built to meet the requirements of today’s modern distributed manufacturing, online services and billions of devices."
Oct 12, 2018
The recent flap over whether Chinese intelligence agencies placed spy chips on motherboards built by SuperMicro is a good reminder of risks we face from hardware.
The Fortanix approach to mitigating firmware risk is to enable data encryption at runtime. While this capability does not solve the problem of systemic takeover from compromised firmware, it makes it nearly impossible for the attacker to steal data from the system. Even if the hacker gets root control, he or she is blind to the data itself.
Aug 28, 2018 Fortanix Inc. announced Tuesday that its Self-Defending Key Management Service (SDKMS) has achieved VMware Ready status. This designation indicates that after a detailed validation process Fortanix SDKMS has achieved VMware’s highest level of endorsement and is supported on VMware vSphere 6.7 and vSAN 6.7 for production environments.
Aug 23, 2018 Fortanix announced it is addressing enterprise blockchain security requirements by enhancing its Self-Defending Key Management Service (SDKMS) Hardware Security Module (HSM) solution with cryptographic algorithms and new data protection features and to help organizations secure encryption keys for blockchain and financial information.
Aug 23, 2018 Fortanix, Inc. recently announced the launch of its enhanced Self-Defending Key Management Service (SDKMS) next-gen Hardware Security Module (HSM) solution. The solution, which uniquely helps address crucial enterprise blockchain security needs, gets advanced cryptographic algorithms as well as new data protection features that are aimed at helping organizations safeguard encryption keys for financial information and blockchain.
Aug 23, 2018 Ambuj Kumar is a CEO & Co-founder of Fortanix - A Leader in Runtime Encryption. In the following interview, Ambuj talks about his entrepreneurial journey.
Aug 23, 2018 If you want to protect your data, you encrypt it. That’s a well-established countermeasure. We encrypt data at rest. We encrypt data in transit. What about when your data is memory or being processed in the CPU? That’s been a tricky area, historically. This is where Fortanix offers a solution.
Aug 22, 2018 Fortanix® Inc., the leader in Runtime Encryption, announced it is uniquely addressing critical enterprise blockchain security requirements by enhancing its Self-Defending Key Management Service™ (SDKMS) next-generation Hardware Security Module (HSM) solution with advanced cryptographic algorithms and new data protection features and to help organizations secure encryption keys for blockchain and financial information.
Aug 17, 2018 VIDEO: Ambuj Kumar, CEO, Fortanix sits down with Jeff Frick for a CUBEConversation at theCUBE Studio in Palo Alto, CA.
Aug 06, 2018 Ambuj Kumar, CEO of Fortanix, comments on TSMC’s computer virus outbreak on the evening of August 3, which affected a number of computer systems and fab tools in Taiwan.
Aug 02, 2018 Ambuj Kumar, CEO of Fortanix, noted that malicious actors can intercept text messages using fake base stations or subscriber hijacking attacks, yet many banks and service providers continue to use SMS-based authentication.
Aug 01, 2018 “Reddit learned the hard way that SMS-based authentication is not nearly as secure as they hoped,” said Ambuj Kumar, CEO, Fortanix.
Jul 26, 2018 As part of CRN's Emerging Vendors for 2018, Fortanix is one of 54 hot cybersecurity companies, founded in 2012 or later, that solution providers should be aware of.
July 25, 2018 As more organizations continue to migrate to the cloud, concerns remain about security of the infrastructure backing the cloud and privacy of their data. For decades, businesses have been trying to run software with hardened, more secure architectures.
June 25, 2018 Fortanix announced its Runtime Encryption® Platform is adding Python and R capabilities to help developers and data scientists develop new techniques for analysis and machine learning. The Runtime Encryption® Platform is designed to provide security and privacy for organizations with sensitive workloads.
June 23, 2018 Fortanix Inc. announced this week that it has extended the capabilities of its initial Runtime Encryption® Platform to secure Python- and R-based applications that have widespread use in the data science community.
June 20, 2018 Fortanix announced it has extended the capabilities of the industry’s Runtime Encryption® Platform to secure Python- and R-based applications that have widespread use in the data science community.
June 20, 2018 Bias-enabling algorithms and smart contract tech no one quite trusts now easier to secure
June 20, 2018 This week, at Cyber Week in Israel, Intel announced silicon-based security solutions that can help improve the privacy, security and scalability for data-centric workloads like AI and blockchain.
June 20, 2018 Intel vice president Rick Echevarria discusses the challenges of balancing data security with new technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence.
June 20, 2018 Fortanix®, provider of Runtime Encryption™ has extended the capabilities of the industry’s first and only Runtime Encryption® Platform to secure Python- and R-based applications that have widespread use in the data science community.
June 20, 2018 Hackers are getting better at exploiting encryption gaps that expose plain-text data. New hardware and software Runtime Encryption® solutions aim to close those gaps.
June 7, 2018 Reliably evaluating the security of modern infrastructure requires a solid understanding of the hardware supporting it.
May 25, 2018 GDPR compliance will require a number of processes, technologies, internal culture shifts and more to all come together. Effective May 25, the General Data Protection Regulation is a framework to enforce data protection and privacy laws. Although GDPR is a European regulation, financial services organizations doing any kind of data processing for European consumers will have to adhere to the requirements to remain in compliance.
May 25, 2018 The Self-Defending Key Management Service (SDKMS) creates a control layer between the data controller and the data processors to help meet GDPR requirements around data audit, control and erasure.
May 24, 2018 Fortanix Inc. announced Thursday that it has integrated its Self-Defending Key Management Service (SDKMS) with technology partners to offer Next-Generation Hardware Security Module (NGHSM) solutions for access management, data-at-rest encryption, payments and Internet of Things (IoT).
May 14, 2018 Runner-up Fortanix is a secure key and crytpographic service delivering runtime encryption. Fortanix CEO Ambuj Kmar explained that its technology protects data in use, even when the infrastructure has been compromised. Memory is a free for all, with hackers and forensic tools often scraping out passwords and private data. With Fortanix's runtime encryption, even data held in memory remains private.
May 14, 2018 Last week, the company revealed that it was named a “cool vendor” in Internet of Things (IoT) security by Gartner, which said “the ability to encrypt main memory with customer-controlled keys will be useful in cloud environments when handling both secrets and concerns about main memory being physically accessed, captured by another virtual machine (VM) or snapshotted.”
May 14, 2018 Security startup Fortanix’s star is on the rise. The Mountain View, California-based company emerged from stealth mode last June with $8 million in Series A funding. Since then, it’s partnered with data center giant Equinix, which uses Fortanix’s key management software to power its new security service. And it also teamed up with IBM on a cloud security service that protects data in use with Fortanix’s technology.
May 9, 2018 With data breaches on the rise, agencies are looking to proven data encryption solutions to keep their information secure in cloud. However, encryption has not achieved its full potential, partly because of limitations in a public cloud setting.
May 8, 2018 To use encryption for GDPR compliance, HSMs need to adopt cloud-native infrastructure and accommodate mobile-native users.
May 4, 2018 On none other than World Password Day, a Twitter bug was announced that led to the passwords of all 336 million users being stored in plaintext in an internal log.
May 4, 2018 Twitter has revealed that a bug in its systems resulted in some passwords being stored in a log in clear text, underlining the need for alternative authentication methods, say industry commentators
April 30, 2018 Startups in the RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox competed for the title of "Most Innovative."
April 27, 2018 In this podcast recorded at RSA Conference 2018, Ketan Shah, VP of Products at Fortanix, talks about how the Fortanix Runtime Encryption® platform leverages Intel SGX to enable general purpose computation on encrypted data without ever exposing plaintext application code or data.
April 17, 2018 To protect the edge, enterprises should move toward architectures that will protect applications even if the infrastructure is compromised.
April 13, 2018 Ambuj Kumar says he’ll face a higher hurdle than the other nine finalists in the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest on Monday, when he’ll have three minutes to convince judges that his startup, Fortanix, deserves to win the prestigious competition.
April 12, 2018 Fortanix’ solution is secured with Intel SGX technology and has been built for modern cloud-scale applications.
April 11, 2018 Ambuj Kumar will give a presentation in the session that describes how Runtime Encryption® and Intel SGX keep a container encrypted during runtime to protect data in use from host OS, root users and network intruders, even if the infrastructure is compromised. The session will take place on April 17 from 3:30 pm PDT – 4:15 pm PDT.
April 06, 2018 Colo provider first to market among peers with encryption service based on Intel’s cutting-edge SGX tech.
April 03, 2018 Ambuj Kumar, CEO Fortanix answers some of the most common questions about GDPR and what the new regulation might mean for your business.
March 30, 2018 One approach organizations can consider for protection against side channel attacks is combining Runtime Encryption® of data in use with Intel SGX to deliver secure computation on data in an untrusted environment, without exposing the data to the untrusted environment.
March 29, 2018 Security startups competing in this year's RSA Innovation Sandbox will present new offerings for threat detection, cloud security, artificial intelligence and machine learning.
March 26, 2018 While vendors come to demonstrate and discuss their latest innovations, only 10 vendors have been selected by the RSA Conference as finalists in the annual RSAC Innovation Sandbox contest.
March 26, 2018 Equinix has partnered with Fortanix to provide the SaaS service, which will use Fortanix next-generation HSM and Fortanix Runtime Encryption® technology to ensure key privacy.
March 17, 2018 Equinix has selected Fortanix Self-Defending Key Management Service (SDKMS) to power its SmartKey hardware security module (HSM) as a service, aimed at securing data across enterprise and cloud environments.
March 15, 2018 The release of SmartKey occurred alongside Equinix announcing it had selected Fortanix’s next-generation Hardware Security Module (HSM) solution, the Fortanix Self-Defending Key Management Service (SDKMS), to power SmartKey HSM-as-a-service.
March 14, 2018 Equinix had collaborated with Fortanix for the actualization of the project, which had been in the beta phase since November 2017.
March 13, 2018 The new service uses Intel SXG and Fortanix software. Intel SXG (stands for software guard extensions) protects select code and data from disclosure or modification. Fortanix’s Runtime Encryption® software ensures the privacy of keys.
March 13, 2018 Fortanix Inc. announced on Tuesday that Equinix has selected its next-generation Hardware Security Module (HSM) solution, the Fortanix Self-Defending Key Management Service (SDKMS), to power Equinix SmartKey HSM-as-a-service which has also been announced as publicly available by Equinix.
February 28, 2018 Some companies have speculated that a simple way to be compliant, regardless of fuzzy national status definitions, is to simply process all data in Europe for customers who could be EU residents.
February 27, 2018 Data centers are increasingly moving to hyper-converged infrastructure to reduce costs and streamline maintenance. But there are also security disadvantages of moving to hyper-converged infrastructure, experts interviewed by Data Center Knowledge warn.
February 26, 2018 A side channel attack is a way to extract sensitive information from a system by some means other than the intended input and output channels
February 02, 2018 Encryption company Fortanix is targeting resellers and managed services providers (MSPs) with its inaugural partner program.
February 02, 2018 Acquisition’s main purpose is brainpower; Skyport appliance will sunset
February 01, 2018 As we move into another new year, there is an unfortunate sense of déjà vu – existing approaches to securing applications and infrastructure have been ineffective.
January 25th, 2018 Runtime Encryption® provider Fortanix has announced the launch of its channel partner program, broadening the reach of Fortanix’s Self-Defending Key Management Service (SDKMS).
January 25th, 2018 Fortanix debuts channel program and alliance to help resellers address security as businesses move to cloud.
January 25th, 2018 Cybersecurity vendor Fortanix on Thursday launched its first partner program to meet global demand for its Self-Defending Key Management Service (SDKMS) appliance, a cloud-ready hardware security module (HSM)-as-a-service offering.
January 25th, 2018 Fortanix provides a Self-Defending Key Management Service solution that can be sold either as a service or as an appliance, and is designed to overcome traditional problems with key management.
January 08th, 2018 Fortanix is named among the notable companies in cloud security industry.
December 20th, 2017 Short on security professionals, enterprises scream for more automation as attacks increase in number and scope. Ambuj Kumar (CEO and co-founder of Fortanix) comments on the news.
December 20th, 2017 Fortanix came out of stealth mode to deliver Runtime Encryption® solutions this summer. What exactly is Runtime Encryption?
December 1st, 2017 Data centre and interconnection giant Equinix has introduced a hardware security module (HSM) as-a-service offering, called the SmartKey.
November 15th, 2017 Fortanix Inc. announced on Tuesday that its Self-Defending Key Management Service (SDKMS) extends Runtime Encryption® protection beyond cryptographic keys and private data with the industry’s first Runtime Encryption® Plugin to secure sensitive application code.
November 11th, 2017 Bring-your-own-key (BYOK) is a solution in which the end user enterprise, rather than the cloud service provider (CSP) or vendor, controls the encryption keys.
November 8th, 2017 Encrypting data at rest and in flight is not enough; solution could help Equifax avoid epic breach
October 30th, 2017 Ask any security guy what’s the hardest attack to prevent. It’s an attacker with a root password. Such attackers can virtually do whatever they want with your system. All your applications and data stand naked to such an attacker. They can steal whatever data or IP they want. All the security tools in the world cannot do anything about it. Fortanix changes this.
October 27th, 2017 It's apparent that existing approaches to securing applications and infrastructure have been ineffective. What's even more frustrating is that despite the plethora of solutions for detecting and analyzing breaches, there haven't been any real breakthroughs in preventing data breaches. There is no law of physics stipulating that data breaches cannot be prevented with 100% certainty.
October 12th, 2017 WannaCry and Petya demonstrate that worms have come into their own, and keeping systems patched only goes so far from protecting your data center against them.
September 29th, 2017 Fortanix launches Runtime Encryption® using Intel SGX.
September 28th, 2017 Fortanix Inc., announced this week that its self-defending key management service (SDKMS), a cloud service secured with Runtime Encryption® technology that protects organizations from software vulnerabilities that can allow hacker attacks similar to the recent Equifax data breach.
September 28th, 2017 Private data can be protected when it's at rest. It can be protected when it's in transit. But what about when it's being accessed by applications?
September 27th, 2017 What makes this specific breach even more damaging is the type of the stolen data.
September 27th, 2017 Fortanix Secures Information from Software Vulnerabilities with Runtime Encryption® Technology -- Fortanix Protects Organizations from Attacks and Threats such as Equifax Data Breach with Solution that Keeps Data Encrypted even During Runtime.
September 21st, 2017 Fortanix Launches First Commercially Available Runtime Encryption® Using Intel SGX to Best Protect Sensitive Data During Runtime -- Industry’s First Solution to Provide Intel SGX-enabled Production Software Delivers Runtime Encryption® for Complete and Deterministic Privacy to Keep Private Data Encrypted and Safe.
September 13th, 2017 Clunky old key management solutions and HSMs don't work in the cloud. It's time for new solutions.
September 1st, 2017 Hardware-based security can stop compromized credentials from being used to leak data.
June 14th, 2017 Startup aims to lock down applications with its encryption technology.
June 14th, 2017 For the past year, Ambuj and Anand have incubated Fortanix at Foundation Capital, building a solution to a critical security problem: encryption during runtime.