Fortanix Key Insight – Protect Data Like Never Before with Enterprise Key Posture Management

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Glenn Rhodes
Published:Nov 28, 2023
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Look. Know. Further.

Yesterday, Fortanix announced Key Insight – an industry-first Encryption Key Posture Management (EKPM) solution to help organizations discover, assess, and remediate data security risks across hybrid, multicloud environments. 

Key Insight is part of Fortanix’s flagship solution, the Data Security Manager (DSM) platform.

As digital transformation initiatives accelerate, data is dispersed across various infrastructures, residing in private and public cloud environments, on-premises, and hybrid setups. This data sprawl increases the complexity of securing data, especially sensitive or regulated data, rendering organizations vulnerable to data breaches and regulatory non-compliance. The challenge is the lack of precise visibility and assessment of data risk posture across disparate locations, making it hard to implement proactive remediation.

Key Insight breaks down traditional silos by unifying discovery, assessment, and remediation of data security risks, in one solution. Organizations can streamline operations, reduce complexity, and improve their ability to respond proactively to cyber threats and regulatory mandates.

Key Insight is Different from DSPM and CSPM Tools

With the recent emergence of Data Security Posture Management (DSPM) and Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) tools, security teams can address part of the challenge of discovering and categorizing the risks of unknown data (on-premises or in the cloud) and cloud service misconfigurations. However, these tools do not focus on enterprise key management (EKM), nor do they discover, assess, and remediate data encryption risks across a hybrid, multicloud environment.

Fortanix Key Insight now uniquely provides a more intelligent, data-centric approach with EKPM, delivering a more comprehensive data protection solution. EKPM is a new data security category.

Fortanix Key Insight provides vigilant oversight and complete control of encryption keys throughout their lifecycle. These keys are essential in securing sensitive or regulated data, ensuring only authorized parties can decrypt and access the information.

Innovations to Enhance Data Security Collaboration

Key Insight is a game changer because it delivers industry-first innovations, drastically improving collaboration between security, cloud operations, and development teams. With these innovations, enterprises can:

  • Discover all encryption assets and provide a detailed mapping between encryption keys and data services in an intuitive, easy-to-understand user experience.
  • Assess data security risk posture through AI-powered dashboards and heatmaps that quickly pinpoint risks, gaps, and priorities against established policies, regulations, and industry standards
  • Remediate gaps in policy and compliance to eliminate risk to achieve crypto agility at scale, with robust monitoring and reporting to demonstrate continuous improvements over time.

Today, security teams do not have visibility and control of whether development teams unknowingly release new vulnerabilities or if data services are adequately protected. Likewise, cloud operations teams are often unaware if a data security risk even exists across disparate multicloud environments, such as an expired encryption key that was never rotated.

Fortanix Key Insight changes all of this, and enables these teams to collaborate on discovering, assessing, and remediating data security risks on an entirely new level, and prepare for the imminent post-quantum era.

Look. Know. Further.

Key Insight is aligned with our value statement – ‘Look. Know. Further.

Fortanix “looks” across siloed encryption environments and deep into the data services they protect, such as S3 or RDS in AWS.

We help organizations quickly “know” or assess their data security risk posture and blast radius relative to established crypto policies within our DSM platform, or standards such as NIST, PCI-DSS, and more.

And Fortanix helps security teams go “further” with complete control to remediate where necessary, not just to alleviate data security risks but also to ensure continuous compliance with regulations like GDPR, Schrems II, and others.

Below is a sample dashboard from the Fortanix Key Insight solution.

fortanix key insight dashboard

Want To Learn More?

If you’d like to learn more about Key Insight, check out our press release, our Early Access website page, or stop by booth 118 at AWS re:Invent 2023 in Las Vegas this week to view a demo.

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