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Announcing BYOK Support for AWS and Azure

July 13, 2018 / by Fornetix

Fornetix is proud to announce the availability of Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) support for both AWS and Azure Cloud Services.  This is made available through the Fornetix BYOK plugins via APIs that allow the Fornetix VaultCore appliance to speak to cloud service providers in their preferred protocol for enhanced security of encryption keys 

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Your Data Is in the Cloud and It's at Risk

June 26, 2018 / by Fornetix

Companies and individuals are using cloud services more and more. Putting so much of our data into the cloud introduces a growing problem. The lines between public cloud, private cloud, and software-as-a-service (Saas) have rapidly blurred as new technology develops, redefining what “cloud” actually means. Some businesses put significant portions of their infrastructure into the cloud and choose to keep only a very small footprint in a traditional data center or office. More commonly, businesses will leverage SaaS to handle common IT requirements such as email, storage, CRM, and backups.

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What Is the 'EFAIL' Vulnerability and What Can You Do About It?

May 18, 2018 / by Fornetix

What is efail? 

Efail is the name given by German Researchers to a potential attack against PGP or S/MIME encoded emails to take the encrypted contents and send them to a third-party actor.

How does efail work?

Efail requires an HTML encoded email to be manipulated by prepending an html image tag to the beginning of the email. This in turn forces the email client to send a request to a malicious domain looking for an image file that is the body of the encrypted email.

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Differentiating Key Managers & HSMs - Who Let the Keys Out?

May 15, 2018 / by Fornetix

Key managers have very clear differences from Hardware Security Modules (HSMs.)  The main differences reside in how the encryption keys can be used by a Key Manager or HSM.  There are other more important differentiators, however, let’s start with how key managers leverage open standards, like the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP), and what exactly an HSM is.

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Supporting BYOK Within AWS With Fornetix VaultCore

May 09, 2018 / by Fornetix

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services provider that delivers compute, network, and data storage services. There are numerous benefits to migrating data storage and management to the cloud, but there are security considerations that must be addressed prior to doing so.

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Fornetix Announces Formation of Board of Directors

April 11, 2018 / by Fornetix

ASHBURN, Va., April 2018 — Fornetix, an industry leader for encryption key management, is pleased to announce the formation of a Board of Directors. The appointees are six proven executives with successful track records in the business and cybersecurity arenas.

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What Fornetix Has Planned for the 2018 RSA Conference

April 10, 2018 / by Fornetix

Is RSA really less than a week away? It feels like just a few short months ago that the team at Fornetix was lamenting the fact that we'd have to wait until mid-April for the one event we all look forward to year-after-year.

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Fornetix Key Orchestration Achieves VMware Ready™ Status

March 14, 2018 / by Fornetix

Fornetix secures position as trusted VMware security partner for providing customers with easy-to-implement encryption solutions.

March 2018 — Fornetix® today announced that its enterprise key management system, Key Orchestration™, has achieved VMware Ready™ status. This designation indicates that after a detailed validation process, Key Orchestration has been awarded VMware’s highest level of endorsement and is supported on VMware vSphere 6.5 and vSAN 6.6 for production environments.

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Fornetix Developer Takes Top Prize at Cybersecurity Conference

February 26, 2018 / by Fornetix

The Fornetix team wants to congratulate Kian Bradley, client developer, after he earned first place in the cryptocurrency capture the flag (C3TF) at this year’s BSidesNoVA hacking conference. The competition focused on real world challenges related to crypto currencies such as smart contract exploits, forensics, wallet exploits, and more issues unique to this growing industry.

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Spectre & Meltdown: Processor Design Flaw Leads to Executable Side-Channel Attack

January 17, 2018 / by Fornetix

Starting in late December, the Linux kernel development lists started buzzing about some commits going into the kernel without the usual documentation that adjoins such code changes. When an AMD developer added some code on December 26th with the following comment, security researchers started zeroing in on the problem:

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