Sepior’s Cloud Encryption Technology Now Supports Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP)
Popular key management standard simplifies integrating Sepior’s powerful Key Management as a Service (KMaaS) platform with other cloud services
Aarhus, Denmark (November 10, 2017)
Sepior today announced its cloud-based Key Management as a Service (KMaaS) platform now supports the popular Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP). KMIP is an industry-standard extensible communication protocol that defines message formats for the manipulation of cryptographic keys on a key management server. This allows different vendors to develop compatible systems that use Sepior’s technology.
Sepior’s KMaaS is the only pure-cloud cryptographic key management system available as an economical consumable service that delivers end-to-end encryption and requires no trust in any single service provider. Sepior uses secure Multi- Party Computation (MPC) to realize a Distributed Security Module (similar in concept to a Hardware Security Module or HSM) based on threshold security optimized to run in the cloud. This design enables high-availability and fault-tolerance and scales from 3 to any large number of servers, and is delivered to the customer as a consumable cloud service.
Any cloud application that requires cryptographic keys or strong encryption can now leverage Sepior’s KMaaS through KMIP. Software and SaaS providers who offer Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) capabilities can use KMIP with Sepior’s KMaaS to meet lock-and-key separation mandates or to comply with existing and emerging privacy and data protection regulations such as the European Union’s upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). With added support for KMIP, Sepior’s KMaaS can also integrate seamlessly with legacy hardware and software technologies such as encrypted drives and storage arrays with embedded KMIP clients.
Sepior’s KMIP server plug-in is available immediately as a standard component of Sepior KMaaS.
Founded in 2014 as a spinout from the University of Aarhus in Denmark, Sepior develops key management solutions for encrypting data on the public cloud. Using patented cryptographic protocols, Sepior’s RSA award-winning team of cryptography experts have developed a practical virtual Key Management Service (KMS) using secure multi-party computation (MPC), a technique for splitting cryptographic keys between different providers that results in distributed trust. As the industry’s first true cloud-native KMS based on MPC, Sepior gives businesses full control over the encryption keys used by their SaaS-providers without relying on any single SaaS-provider, and at SaaS economics.
The company is partially funded by a grant from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Technology program.