The 451 Take
Managed infrastructure providers can and do help supply their customers with encryption tools if asked. That is not special. What makes this worthy of note is that the offering is in the ‘as a service’ model. The service itself is based on a partnership and reseller agreement with established security vendor Vormetric (Thales Group), and uses the Vormetric Data Security Manager (DSM) integrated into the Peak 10 user console. It is agent-based, multitenant (at the DSM appliance) and runs on Peak 10 equipment as a virtual appliance. It is file-level encryption (as opposed to whole disk), and features include policy-based controls, auditable records, key management and other standard features for encryption software.