Perimeter
2/22/2010
05:40 PM
Tim Wilson
Tim Wilson
Quick Hits
Connect Directly
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%
Repost This

PGP Launches Multivendor Key Management Platform

New tool set is designed to provide a single framework for administering multiple encryption keys

If you've ever worked with encryption, then you know that one of the biggest problems is figuring out where to store the keys and who should have access to them. But in a large enterprise, that problem is often multiplied: The IT organization could have to deal with a whole variety of encryption keys from different vendors, all stored in different locations and methods.

This week, encryption specialist PGP is rolling out its first single-platform multivendor key management effort. The PGP Key Management Server will deliver open enterprise key and certificate management to global organizations, the company says.

"A lot of enterprises want to do more with encryption to protect their data, but the whole issue of key management overwhelms them," says Brian Tokuyoshi, product marketing manager at PGP. "What they need is a way to manage all their keys, no matter what they are, from one location."

The problem is getting tougher to solve because hard drives, servers, databases, smartphones, and flash drives now come provisioned with encryption, PGP notes. "Each new encryption product introduces yet another set of key management responsibilities that compound the administrative overhead and cost for IT and security departments," the company states.

Enter PGP Key Management Server, which is designed to manage large-scale deployments of encryption keys and certificates for multiple applications, PGP says. It can manage asymmetric, symmetric, and proprietary keys, and perform automated deployment of certificates, as well as provisioning and life cycle management of keys, including tracking expiration dates and renewals, the company says.

PGP also announced a new version of its Universal Server tool for multivendor environments. Both products will be available next week for the RSA conference in San Francisco.

Have a comment on this story? Please click "Discuss" below. If you'd like to contact Dark Reading's editors directly, send us a message.

Tim Wilson is Editor in Chief and co-founder of Dark Reading.com, UBM Tech's online community for information security professionals. He is responsible for managing the site, assigning and editing content, and writing breaking news stories. Wilson has been recognized as one ... View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Cartoon
Latest Comment: LOL.
Current Issue
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2013-6213
Published: 2014-04-19
Unspecified vulnerability in Virtual User Generator in HP LoadRunner before 11.52 Patch 1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors, aka ZDI-CAN-1833.

CVE-2013-6214
Published: 2014-04-19
Unspecified vulnerability in the Integration Service in HP Universal Configuration Management Database 9.05, 10.01, and 10.10 allows remote authenticated users to obtain sensitive information via unknown vectors, aka ZDI-CAN-2042.

CVE-2012-0871
Published: 2014-04-18
The session_link_x11_socket function in login/logind-session.c in systemd-logind in systemd, possibly 37 and earlier, allows local users to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the X11 user directory in /run/user/.

CVE-2012-6646
Published: 2014-04-18
F-Secure Anti-Virus, Safe Anywhere, and PSB Workstation Security before 11500 for Mac OS X allows local users to disable the Mac OS X firewall via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2013-4279
Published: 2014-04-18
imapsync 1.564 and earlier performs a release check by default, which sends sensitive information (imapsync, operating system, and Perl version) to the developer's site.

Best of the Web