The world is swiftly changing, and the pressure in the software industry has ramped up, toeing the line where cloud is being touted as everything and the greatest disruptor. While cloud adoption is modernizing business, providing organizations with superior agility and unprecedented economies of scale, data security remains a major concern for organizations moving their application or infrastructure to the cloud. Peripheral security approaches like firewalls can only do so much. Once a firewall is breached, the unprotected database is open to attack. To truly protect a database and storage environment, you need to adopt data-centric security approach like encryption.
Mountain View, CA-based Zettaset provides big data encryption, access-control, and policy management solutions that help organizations take total control of encryption key access and management while using Amazon or other cloud services. “We deliver enterprise-hardened software solutions that not only provide data protection, but also maintain the integrity of secured data,” says Jim Vogt, President and CEO at Zettaset.
Data has rapidly become the world’s most valuable resource and the primary asset of many organizations. In a cloud environment, the most efficient way to secure databases is to use software-based solutions that share the elasticity of virtual machines and cloud computing. As part of its Big Data Encryption Suite, Zettaset delivers software based encryption solutions that are designed to scale to the dynamic needs of virtual machines and cloud computing. It ensures that the data remains protected and that operational processes are simplified.
Zettaset big data encryption solutions also help organizations maintain regulatory compliance while preventing hackers and malicious insiders from stealthily modifying Access Control Lists and stealing sensitive data.
We deliver enterprise-hardened software-based security solutions that not only provide superior data protection, but also ensure the integrity of encrypted data
Optimized for multi-node Big Data distributed computing architectures and databases like Relational, Object, NoSQL, and Hadoop, the Zettaset Big Data Encryption Suite offers unique capabilities not found in competitive products, like ultra-secure authenticated encryption using associated data (AEAD) that protects encrypted data from unauthorized cipher text modifications.
Being proactive against data breaches and security infringements are the key fundamentals to avoid harm to revenue and reputation. Financial, healthcare, retail, and government organizations are primary targets for cybercriminals, as they deal with vast quantities of sensitive data including highly valuable personal customer information on a daily basis.
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) offers object-based storage through a web services interface, and is one of the most widely adopted cloud storage services in the world. XCrypt, Zettaset’s advanced cloud encryption data protection platform specifically designed for Amazon’s S3 storage, provides users with exclusive control of encryption keys and eliminates the need for Amazon or any third-party to have access to the keys.
“With the XCrypt Cloud Encryption Gateway, Zettaset is extending its advanced Big Data encryption capabilities into the cloud, providing organizations with complete control over cloud encryption services, including key management,” notes Vogt. He adds, “We believe this will accelerate cloud infrastructure adoption, particularly among organizations with strict compliance requirements.”
The XCrypt Cloud Encryption Gateway enables 360-degree client-side control of all the data moving between the local and cloud data stores. Unlike traditional legacy encryption technologies, Zettaset has optimized its encryption software to support the most demanding enterprise applications without introducing any noticeable lag or latency. “Our distinctive encryption process is transparent to the end user and has negligible impact on database performance, making it perfect for enterprise environments where application efficiency and database scalability are paramount,” explains Vogt.
Database breaches continue unabated, forcing vulnerable organizations to re-evaluate their data security strategies and look more closely at ways to protect their corporate digital assets, on-premises and in the cloud. Zettaset foresees greater opportunities in big data and cloud security, and continues to invest in technology developments that will optimize data security for its customers.