Structured and Unstructured Data Encryption using Fortanix SDKMS

Digital transformation efforts continue drive rapid data growth for all types of data sets – structured and unstructured. While encryption helps protect the data-at-rest, the more challenging data protection problem is that of storage of encryption keys in highly distributed environments.

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Problem:

Digital transformation efforts continue drive rapid data growth for all types of data sets – structured and unstructured. While encryption helps protect the data-at-rest, the more challenging data protection problem is that of storage of encryption keys in highly distributed environments. Traditional HSMs do not do not scale well and are unable to adapt to clustered databases or geographically distributed datastores. As a result, encryption keys are typically stored in software only stores.

Solution:

SDKMS, purpose-built with a scale-out distributed architecture addresses the challenges of data at rest encryption with ease. SDKMS can scale and adapt to match the distributed requirements of databases, data lakes, storage systems and hyperconverged infrastructure. SDKMS delivers HSM-grade security to the keys, with central management and tamper-proof audit logging capabilities.

Structured and Unstructured Data Encryption diagram