Fortanix Selected as SC Media 2018 Award Finalist | Press Releases

Fortanix SDKMS Offers Runtime Encryption® Protection to Secure Encryption Keys, Private Data and Sensitive Application Code During Use
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, February 12, 2018

Fortanix® Inc., the leader in Runtime Encryption, today announced it has been recognized as a finalist in the 2018 SC Awards program. Finalists are recognized for outstanding leadership and for providing superior security products to the cybersecurity industry. Winners will be announced at the SC Awards ceremony on April 17 in San Francisco.

Last year, Fortanix introduced its Self-Defending Key Management Service™ (SDKMS) next-generation Hardware Security Module (HSM) solution with data protection features and location-based access controls. Leveraging Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX), it is the world’s first cloud solution delivering Runtime Encryption® technology to protect keys, applications and data during use. Runtime Encryption® allows general-purpose computation on encrypted data without exposing sensitive information to untrusted operating systems, root users, cloud providers, or malicious insiders. Fortanix delivers complete and deterministic privacy, as data remains encrypted and completely protected from cloud providers, system administrators, insiders, government subpoena, and network hackers.

“In an age where threats are ever-evolving, it is reassuring to know that one true constant is the commitment of dedicated information security professionals, as best exemplified by our SC Media Awards finalists,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Media. “We recognize Fortanix and the other finalists for their outstanding achievements and contributions in helping to combat attacks. As a finalist, Fortanix demonstrates unique innovation in its approach to protecting companies from the onslaught of malicious attacks and other threats. Fortanix’s solution represents some of the most effective security technology on the market today.”

“Last year Fortanix pioneered the Runtime Encryption® industry category that delivers deterministic security to customers by keeping data encrypted during use, and we are pleased to be recognized for this breakthrough by SC Media,” said Ketan Shah, Fortanix VP of Products. “With SDKMS, the encryption keys cannot be used without proper authorization and without creating an immutable audit trail, reducing security and compliance risk for our users.” Secured with Intel SGX, Fortanix’s SDKMS is HSM, key management and encryption, all integrated as one product and offered as a service. SDKMS is cloud agnostic, built to scale, and provides software flexibility with HSM-grade security. Organizations use SDKMS to secure their sensitive cloud and traditional applications, PKI systems, IoT applications, silicon manufacturing, and remote TLS terminations - all while drastically reducing integration complexities and expenses. Fortanix delivers complete and deterministic privacy, as data and keys remain completely protected from cloud providers, system administrators, insiders, government subpoena, and network hackers.

The SC Awards gala honoring the winners attracts top professionals in the cybersecurity community and provides an invaluable opportunity for networking. Fortanix was named a finalist in the Rookie Security Company of the Year award category. To register for the 2018 SC Awards gala, please visit

About SC Media

SC Media is cybersecurity. For over 25 years, it has armed information security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders, and independent product reviews in partnership with and for top-level information security executives and their technical teams. In addition to their comprehensive website, SC Media offers magazines, eBooks, and newsletters. They also host digital and live events such as SC Awards and RiskSec NY to provide cybersecurity professionals all the information needed to safeguard their organizations and contribute to their longevity and success.

About Fortanix

Fortanix delivers provable deterministic security to organizations by offering the industry’s only Runtime Encryption. While today’s encryption technologies protect only data at rest and data in motion, Runtime Encryption® keeps keys, data and applications completely protected while in use from external and internal threats, including insiders, cloud providers, government subpoena, OS-level hacks and network intruders. Fortanix uses Intel® SGX, Intel TXT, and other technologies for real-time encryption with no performance impact. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., the company is backed by Foundation Capital and NeoTribe.

Fortanix and Runtime Encryption are registered trademarks of Fortanix, Inc. Fortanix Data Security Manager is a trademark of Fortanix, Inc. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.
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