With this new Kinamik technology integrated as part of our SafeGuard HSMs, our users can now set policies for each data stream based on sensitivity (...). It’s a much more efficient tool that they now can use to achieve transparency (...)
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2012
Utimaco Safeware AG and Kinamik Data Integrity, Inc. have announced that the two companies have signed a new OEM partnership agreement to bring Kinamik’s advanced information assurance technology to Utimaco SafeGuard® CryptoServer HSM appliances. Kinamik provides industry-leading, patented technology to sign events at the granular detail of individual records with very high throughput. This capability, combined with Utimaco’s strong key management technology provides for transparency and irrefutability for detailed records such as transactional and event log data. Utimaco will use technology licensed from Kinamik to pursue opportunities to enable sensitive data to now migrate into the cloud.
“The cloud provides a compelling set of economics to potentially attract and manage huge volumes of sensitive data,” said Malte Pollman VP and General Manager of Utimaco. ”However, a key obstacle has been a lack of transparency, in that there has been no way to ensure whether the data stream had been modified along the way. With this new Kinamik technology integrated as part of our SafeGuard HSMs, our users can now set policies for each data stream based on sensitivity as part of their integrity controls. It’s a much more efficient tool that they now can use to achieve transparency vs. other alternatives such as encryption.“
“Utimaco Sophos is one of the world’s leading HSM providers that is known for unlocking new application areas for strong key management” said Mark Searle, CEO of Kinamik Data Integrity. “We believe that the combination of tamper-evident, irrefutable data streams provided along with protection of all key material in an industry leading HSM product, is a new kind of solution that will mitigate man-in-the-middle kinds of attacks and add evidentiary weight to data in a broad range of cloud computing applications."
Utimaco Safeware AG, a member of the Sophos Group, has been a global leading provider for data encryption and the related cryptography for 25 years. The division of Hardware Security Modules (HSM) provides a comprehensive product portfolio for security requirements in industrial applications including the only freely-programmable HSM technology. Utimaco HSM develops and produces its CryptoServer product lines exclusively in its German headquarters. Utimaco HSM operates globally through its own sales and service network in Germany and North America and through its international partner network.
About Kinamik Data Integrity
Kinamik Data Integrity™ specializes in providing realtime data integrity technologies and innovative data protection solutions. The company’s flagship product, the Kinamik Secure Audit Vault (kSAV), centralizes and preserves sensitive data as it is generated to create irrefutable records and to provide actionable data you trust (sm). Its kDSS (Kinamik Data SafeSealer™) product is a new embedded software offering for OEMs. Realtime data protection provided by Kinamik™ adds evidential weight to stored information to meet the most stringent compliance, scalability and other data assurance requirements.