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Virtru Launches Hardware-Backed Encryption Key Management Service

Gives Users Ultimate Control Over Content and Keys

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 13, 2016 – Virtru, which provides encryption for email and files to thousands of businesses around the world, today announced the general availability of its patent-pending Hardware-Backed Encryption Key Management (HEKM) service. The new service adds the strongest level of protection with customer keys stored on Hardware Security Modules (HSMs). Virtru customers now have exclusive control of keys that protect security-critical data using HSM-backed encryption keys without hindering the ease-of-use or performance of cloud-based collaboration tools.

The Virtru Pro offering has provided enterprise customers with managed encryption keys and control features such as revoke, expiration, and forwarding control. With the addition of Virtru HEKM, customers have an additional layer of encryption keys that they can directly control. The Virtru HEKM can be set up in minutes and integrates easily with the applications customers use every day including Microsoft Outlook, Gmail, and Google Drive. Virtru adds hardware-backed encryption keys transparently with no disruption to content creation or sharing.

Virtru HEKM provides enterprise users with total control over their content and where their encryption keys are stored. Customers that service highly regulated industries or who must comply with strict consumer privacy laws by country or region can store keys in the US, Ireland, Germany, Singapore and Japan.

“Virtru is dedicated to privacy and control without sacrificing convenience. The Virtru HEKM builds on this tradition, giving security-minded organizations a trusted solution to protect their most sensitive data in the cloud,” said Will Ackerly, CTO and Co-Founder of Virtru. “This level of security and control has traditionally been reserved for the largest enterprises in the world.  Now any business can control and manage their own encryption keys.”

Virtru may be used to protect any type of content shared via email or through cloud storage services like Google Drive.  The Virtru software development kit (SDK) offers integration with any third-party platform, as well as existing integrations into Microsoft and Google environments.

About Virtru

In an era where every data transfer is a potential data leak, Virtru makes it easy and affordable for everyone to protect their content.  From individuals to large enterprises, Virtru lets people control who receives, reviews, and retains their information – wherever it travels, throughout its lifespan.  Based on the open Trusted Data Format (TDF) created by Virtru Co-Founder Will Ackerly, the company’s Encryption-as-a-Service (EaaS) architecture, integrates powerful data security directly into the applications we use every day.  Learn more at www.virtru.com or follow @virtruprivacy on Twitter.

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