ShardSecure, Entrust Ally for Advanced Data Protection

ShardSecure, a provider of cloud data security and resilience software, has forged a strategic technology alliance with Entrust, a leader in trusted payments, identities and digital infrastructure, to provide robust cloud data protection to enterprise companies and medium-sized businesses.

The ShardSecure-Entrust partnership, part of the Entrust Ready Technology Partner Program, ensures data in cloud environments is protected against outages, attacks and other forms of data compromise.

ShardSecure’s protection of unstructured data complements Entrust’s protection of structured data, creating a robust holistic solution to address a range of customer needs.

Specifically, the integration leverages Entrust nShield HSMs using a PKCS #11 interface to provide secure at-rest encryption for the ShardSecure engine encryption keys. This ensures encryption operations like encrypting and decrypting will be protected by the nShield HSM, adding an important layer of security for a defense-in-depth approach.

“The ShardSecure alliance exemplifies how Entrust continues to leverage its trusted hardware security module (HSM) technology across a growing range of traditional and state-of-the-art data protection applications like ShardSecure’s microsharding. This partnership delivers advanced protection across our joint customer’ unstructured and structured data assets,” said John Grimm, vice president of Strategic Alliances at Entrust. “Organizations today need to know that their mission-critical data is secure on-premises, in the cloud, and across hybrid deployments.”

ShardSecure’s software neutralizes the impact of cloud-based ransomware, supports secure cold storage migration, and provides file-level protection. Its self-healing data helps companies maintain high availability and robust data resilience in the face of outages, attacks and other disruptions.

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