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Finders, keepers: PKWARE updates Smartcrypt with sensitive-data discovery

PKWARE has updated the transparent encryption capabilities of Smartcrypt with sensitive-data discovery in an effort to help companies be more discriminate about how and where they use encryption; in other words, making Smartcrypt smarter.
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Prioritize Enterprisewide Encryption for Critical Datasets

Security and risk management leaders face a rapidly increasing volume and variety of complex data security challenges, both on-premises and in the cloud. Datasets must be prioritized for enterprisewide encryption to mitigate certain security threats and compliance requirements.
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PKWARE Looks to Ease the Pain of Application Encryption with Smartcrypt

The company’s new Smartcrypt attempts to provide the best of both worlds, with application-level encryption that eliminates the usual complexity of doing encryption and key management higher up the stack – or ‘PKI minus the headache.’
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Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Protection, 2016

Infrastructure protection is the family of threat-facing technologies that help defend IT. Driven by persistent threat and technology changes, most of the evolution of the technologies on this Hype Cycle are concerned with virtualized environments and advanced threats.
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Hype Cycle for Application Security

Applications, not the infrastructure, represent the main attack vector for data exfiltration. As organizations lose more control over their infrastructure with trends like mobility and cloud, applications become one of the last control points for imposing the organization’s security policy.
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Hype Cycle for Data Security

Data security must evolve to treat data as a pervasive asset that crosses traditional data silo boundaries on-premises and in big data platforms and public clouds. Hacking, fraud, data residency and changing compliance landscapes are challenging the implementation of data-centric security policies.
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Simplify Operations & Compliance in the Cloud by Protecting Sensitive Data.

Public clouds offer attractive, fast implementation and lower operational costs, but some security best practices must be employed when processing sensitive data.
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Develop Encryption Strategies for the Server, Data Center and Cloud

Enterprises are faced with a growing complexity and array of data storage environments and encryption solutions. From the server to the cloud, CISOs should plot a course through the encryption options, evaluate their limitations and understand when to use encryption.
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Thinking outside the (Drop)box: PKWARE targets enterprise file-share encryption

Veteran encryption and file-compression vendor PKWARE entered the market for securing data on popular file-sharing services in 2012 with a consumer-oriented offering (Viivo) that, at the time, was focused mainly on Dropbox. Since we last wrote about the company, PKWARE has introduced a bulked-up version of Viivo that now includes support for enterprise file sync and share (FSS) offerings from Bitcasa, Box, Barracuda's Copy, Google Drive, Microsoft's OneDrive and SugarSync, as well as a variety of device types (Mac, Windows, iOS and Android). Viivo 2.5 also includes the ability to search and preview protected files and discover unknown cloud file shares, all intended to help Viivo stand out among a growing crowd of competitors.
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Unprotected Cloud File Shares and Shadow IT Threaten Data Security

Chief information security officers must develop data security policies to protect sensitive data within cloud file-sharing services and tackle the shadow IT problem.
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What’s in the (Drop)box? With Viivo, PKWARE Keeps Others from Finding Out

PKWARE is one of the older players in the security industry, having been established in 1986 by Phil Katz, the inventor of the ZIP standard. With a suite of file encryption products covering everything from desktops and mobile devices to servers and mainframes, the vendor claims to have more than 30,000 customers worldwide. PKWARE is based in Milwaukee, with offices in London, New York City and Dayton, Ohio. Pricing for its Viivo technology is straightforward, as it is free for both consumer and commercial use.
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Case Study: CMS Data-Sharing Project Highlights the Benefits of a Multiplatform Approach

The U.S. government agency responsible for healthcare payments needed a secure way to share sensitive data, most of it subject to regulatory requirements, with a disparate set of external partners. The success of its implementation offers valuable lessons for many other types of enterprises.
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How to Share Data Security with Other Organizations

Individuals and work groups often need to share sensitive information with people outside their enterprises. A risk-based decision must be made about the degree and form of control that will be implemented, including controls that function on non-corporate desktops.
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