The most ubiquitous threat to cloud data at rest and in flight is the period when security keys are memory resident on the host server. Cyphre’s patent pending BlackTIE® technology augments vulnerable single encryption keys with hardware-encrypted Black Keys to render hijacked keys useless, thus nullifying the threat. Chip-resident Black Keys are completely isolated from hacker exposure, and in fact even from Cyphre. For more heightened security, BlackTIE® uses a key per file protection approach to encrypting all data at-rest.
Cyphre’s BlackTIE technology leverages a data protection appliance based on NXP Semiconductor’s QorIQ processor, which is used extensively by the U.S. military and intelligence services. Hardware-driven encryption protects enterprise data even if hackers access the server, neutralizing a common breach technique that targets software-only security. A browser-based interface along with desktop and mobile applications offer an intuitive user experience that maximizes productivity and collaboration.