Sunnyvale, CA, April 25, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Datrium announces today why it’s more difficult to encrypt sensitive data in the enterprise than personal cell phone data. In a recent study, conducted by Datrium with over 62 IT professionals, the answers were revealing, though not surprising.
50% of those surveyed stated that deployment and key management complexity is the biggest impediment to implementing data encryption within their enterprise’s infrastructure. Not trivially, 22% felt that encryption interferes with their critical workloads and causes performance bottlenecks, while another 17% felt current solutions were too expensive to deploy. 11% stated that encryption doesn’t help mitigate all their risks. These findings show that there is a gap, and resulting security threat, beyond what current data encryption solutions can address today.
The difficulty with enterprise data encryption
Data encryption providers have a mish-mash of sub-optimal options which confuse customers and leave enterprise data at-risk. They too often force IT organizations to jump through hoops, deterring the use of more robust and sophisticated encryption technology. In fact, most data security solutions encrypt at-rest data only, are costly, rigid and require separate key management systems.
Some software-based approaches confined to storage array controllers create centralized performance bottlenecks and still support at-rest only data security. While hypervisor-based approaches provide better protection, including in-flight encryption, the solutions become unaffordable by eliminating all data efficiencies. Up to now, encryption solutions from host-to-storage lacked data reduction and suffered intolerable economic trade-offs, forcing enterprises to settle for little more than ‘check-box data security’ with at-rest encryption from arrays or hyperconverged systems.
New end-to-end encryption technology to the rescue
When asked, over 80% of the IT Professionals Datrium queried believe that their biggest impediment to enterprise-worthy encryption is simplicity. In priority order, respondents desired the simplicity to turn encryption on/off as needed, no hardware dependencies, and built-in-key management systems. Equally importantly, 20% believe that expanding beyond at-rest encryption would help to mitigate their data security challenges.
Datrium addresses this gap and resulting threat with its new end-to-end, blanket encryption solution that encrypts data in-use on the host, in-flight across the network, as well as at-rest. Blanket encryption also scales with hosts, and leverages purpose-built silicon for data security right in host CPUs so performance concerns virtually disappear. End-to-end encryption solves a real problem in enterprise data security today and customers/prospects are voting for it hands down.
*62 IT Professionals across various industries in the U.S., conducted by Datrium
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