Can data protection harmonize DevOps and Security?
Saving software developers the time and trouble of being both cryptography experts and managers of encryption keys is actually possible! But why integrate data protection into applications? Because protecting data in an app, immediately upon creation or first receipt, can deliver the highest level of data security. Now that we’ve handled why, let’s think about how to enable developers to protect data passing through their apps. First, there are a lot of programming languages and operating environments (OS’s, middleware), so, a solution has to match the most possible languages with the simplest possible APIs and be supported with any many possible operating environments, too. Second, the solution must be flexible enough to encrypt nearly any type of data passing through an application. Third, the solution has to be both cloud- and on-premises-friendly, with support for emerging cloud-native architectures. Fourth, the solution must be compatible with existing environments!
CipherTrust Application Data Protection delivers on the promise of DevSecOps. Developers enjoy language bindings appropriate to their projects. Operations can leverage choices among Crypto Service Providers that run on a wide range of operating systems. The product includes many operational features that enhance performance and availability to ensure that security imposes a minimal to zero impact on business operations. And for the security team, it operates with CipherTrust Manager, providing an architecture that centralizes encryption keys for applications. Enhanced separation of duties is provided with granular controls on both key users and key operational use.