The new company, Server General Inc., will focus on helping small-to-medium sized businesses to protect their cloud data through transparent encryption which will be offered as a service.
New York, NY — November 6, 2014 — Packet General, a pioneer in data security announced today that it will spin off its data encryption service business unit into an independent company.
“Most small businesses don’t want to set up their own key servers or hire programmers in order to encrypt their data. They just want to become compliant while ensuring that their data is safe,” said Raj Sharma, CEO of Packet General Networks, Inc. “No one provides a vendor-neutral data-encryption service that cuts across different clouds. Our encryption service has been designed to do just that — allow customers to encrypt their data in minutes no matter where the sensitive server is located. No programming is required. No need to install key servers. No switching of cloud vendors”.
The Server General service is based on an open source encryption technology that is freely available within every Linux distribution. The Server General team has intimate knowledge of the inner workings of this open source technology as it is based on a stackable encryption file system that was written by Dr. Erez Zadok, the CTO of Server General Inc. “We are lucky to be at this juncture when the business climate is right and we have the solution that works”, said Erez Zadok, the CTO.
“Ten months ago when we set up a separate business unit to test the market, it was based on a simple belief — that small-to-medium sized businesses don’t want yet another encryption device. They want a partner who can help them secure their data. The initial success of Server General has proved us right”, said Mr. Sharma.
The key benefits of using SG-DES are:
Transparently encrypt data stored in a cloud server deployed on any public or private cloud.
Maintain full and absolute control over your encryption keys by storing them in an appliance deployed on- or off-premises.
Control access to sensitive information via role-based management.
Can be used to achieve regulatory compliance with PCI, HIPAA, and EU Privacy Laws.
The service is available now starting at $49.99/repository per month (paid annually). The cloud key locker is free, whereas the on-premises key locker is $499.99/month.
About Packet General:
Packet General is a data security company that provides encryption appliances to large enterprises so they can achieve regulatory compliance. For more information about Server General, please visit www.packetgeneral.com
About Server General:
Server General Inc. provides a cloud data encryption service to small-to-medium sized businesses who are looking to achieve regulatory regulatory compliance. Server General is based in New York, USA. For more information about Server General, please visit www.servergeneral.com or call +01 650 485 1415.
A NEW CLOUD DATA SECURITY SERVICE COMBINES ENCRYPTION WITH 7x24 MONITORING TO PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE SECURITY
A new cloud data security service combines data encryption with real-time monitoring to provide comprehensive security for HIPAA covered entities and for PayPal merchants.
New York, NY - January 6, 2014 - Packet General, a pioneer in data security today announced the availability of Server-GENERAL™, a cloud data encryption service that enables customers to transparently encrypt their sensitive data and have a team of security experts monitor against any malicious activity on a 24x7x365 basis. The customer deploys a small agent on their critical cloud server which in turn encrypts the sensitive information and prepares the server to be monitored. The customers remain in full control of their own encryption keys and monitoring does not require access to the server. The keys can be stored on-premises in a secure appliance or within a secure cloud locker server. This new approach to data security goes above and beyond the traditional data encryption offerings. The service is ideal for small-to-medium sized businesses who make use of cloud servers to deliver their services but do not have around-the-clock security personnel to deal with emerging threats in a timely manner.
Several public cloud vendors have recently started to offer encryption for data “at rest” stored within their cloud. However, there are two major problems with such offerings: (1) the cloud provider also wants to act as custodians of the encryption key and (2) they do not provide real time monitoring. “Sometimes data encryption alone is not enough, especially against insider attacks,” said Raj Sharma, CEO of Packet General. “We believe that our customers will be able to sleep better knowing that we are standing the post for them.” Customers can continue to use their existing public/private cloud infrastructure. “Our data encryption service is cloud vendor neutral. It does not matter where the sensitive server is located. We simply encrypt sensitive data sets and hand over the keys to our customers,” added Mr. Sharma.
“We are leveraging the encryption functionality already available within the Linux kernel. We are, however, making it easier to use encryption while eliminating management hassles for our customers,” said Dr. Erez Zadok, CTO, Packet General. Dr. Zadok wrote several stackable file systems including the basis for the one used to provide file encryption functionality within the Linux kernel today.
The key benefits of using Server-GENERAL service are:
Transparent cloud data encryption.
Complete and full control over the encryption keys.
24x7x365 real-time monitoring.
Regulatory compliance with PCI, HIPAA, and EU Privacy Laws.
The service is available now starting at $20/server per month for encryption and $10/server per month for monitoring (paid annually).
About Server General:
Server General is a business unit of Packet General Networks, Inc. - a data security company focusing on regulatory compliance. Packet General is based in New York, USA. For more information about Server General, please visit www.servergeneral.com or call +01 650 485 1415.