Porticor, a cloud security company delivering solutions for cloud data encryption and key management, now supports Microsoft SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), securing Microsoft’s database in cloud hosting infrastructures with its Porticor Virtual Private Data (VPD) solution.
The company’s software-defined key management solution would eliminate risks surrounding storing SQL Database Encryption Keys (DEK) on the database server, where they can be compromised or stolen. Porticor’s Virtual Private Data system combines data encryption with patented split-key encryption and homomorphic key management technologies to protect critical data in public cloud hosting environments, private clouds and hybrid cloud environments.
Porticor Virtual Private Data (VPD) integrated with Microsoft’s Transparent Data Encryption would secure data through strong encryption and also protect it from “root” access by administrators. The Porticor solution supports virtual systems, and private and public cloud hosting environments.
MS SQL Server plugin
Porticor’s MS SQL Server plugin is a small installable package that can be added to a running SQL Server database with minimal configuration through normal SQL statements. Uniquely, due to Homomorphic Key Management and Split Key Encryption technologies, the solution provides both secure key storage and secure key caching with no hardware needed, combining security with high performance.
Founded in 2010, Porticor is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Technology Partner, a VMware Technology Alliance Partner, and an HP technology partner. The company is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with offices in Silicon Valley, and is venture backed.