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The Future of Zero Trust is Here: Fornetix


Fornetix embraces the mission of making security seamless, rapid, flexible, scalable, and cost-effective in order to overcome the high complexity and unmanageable costs of legacy solutions. After three years of development, 10 U.S. patents granted so far, and a team of respected cybersecurity thought-leaders, Fornetix has shifted the market with a pioneering key management solution. VaultCore is an advanced encryption key management ecosystem that automates the key lifecycle across the entire enterprise with groundbreaking precision and speed. Fornetix’s commitment to industry standards and interoperability allows us to bring powerful encryption management to virtually any device or technology.

Fornetix is a cybersecurity platform enabling Zero Trust while delivering critical encryption automation, access controls, authorization services, and machine identity to the federal government and commercial enterprises around the globe. Fornetix is headquartered in Frederick, MD with a regional office in Los Angeles, CA. Fornetix’s footprint with localized resources is increasing each year with sales and engineering resources deployed globally. VaultCore® was built to make encryption of data seamless, rapid, flexible, scalable, and budget friendly. Fornetix connects with leading technologies around the globe to automate and orchestrate encryption on a massive scale. Simple, centralized control of security and access policies prevent human error, reduce operating costs, safeguard critical data, and ensure regulatory compliance.

Partnering with Micron

Fornetix, LLC. announced it has joined forces with Micron to offer a solution that provides secure and simple trusted Internet of Things (IoT) service delivery. The new solution combines Fornetix’s advanced encryption key management platform, VaultCore with Micron’s Authenta™ Key Management Service (KMS) to accelerate the massive deployment of IoT services, a global market predicted by ABI Research to reach $410 billion in revenue annually by 2026. VaultCore is expected to extend Authenta KMS’ reach through its highly scalable, high-performance and secure platform that supports the operational technology lifecycle from manufacture through deployment, and ultimately until device end-of-life.

“Working together, the Fornetix and Micron platforms deliver a seamless path to secure and efficiently deploy IoT services,” said Mark Gilroy, CEO of Fornetix. “We are really excited to work with Micron to extend its Authenta flash and KMS capabilities and provide an innovative and advanced solution for IoT security on the market.”

The delivery of cryptographic keys requires strong protections and adherence to standard protocols and regulations in the supply chain, manufacturing floors and in-field devices, creating complexities for OEM customers.  Fornetix and Micron’s solution helps tackle this challenge by working together to enable simple, secure, and large-scale delivery and protection of keys and identities deployed to  IoT endpoints. Micron’s Authenta flash memory provides a unique hardware root-of-trust for devices with provisioned keys injected in silicon, establishing a security perimeter directly around stored data and firmware. Micron’s Authenta KMS then enables cloud-based delivery of keys and identities to control the flash and intelligent edge devices in tandem with Fornetix’s VaultCore system.

“As the IoT services market expands, hardware security remains a challenge for remote management of the intelligent edge, from smart vehicles to industrial equipment,” said Amit Gattani, senior director of segment marketing of Micron’s Embedded Business Unit. “Our solution with Fornetix helps fill this gap with fundamental security at the silicon level and simple management throughout device lifecycle, empowering the IoT ecosystem to bring secure solutions to market faster.”

The VaultCore solution makes encryption key management and cryptography at scale straightforward. VaultCore’s granular policy tools, user access controls, standard APIs, secure agents and powerful automation make it easy to manage the entire lifecycle of encryption keys throughout the enterprise and out to the edge. VaultCore has the capacity to deliver, process and support over one hundred million keys for large-scale distributed environments with little impact on performance. Virtual and hardware options for the VaultCore are validated up to FIPS 140-2 Level 2, and Level 3 with HSM Integration.

Bringing Powerful Encryption

The Fornetix Orchestration Gateway™ and corresponding suite of plugins extend the groundbreaking capabilities of the VaultCore ecosystem by connecting and translating leading data services such as AWS, Azure, F5, and more — plus custom solutions for proprietary systems. This developer-friendly API integration tool allows you to integrate your security with the rest of your data system. Technology grows and transforms itself every day. With a wider array of terms defining what infrastructure is and where the edge of an IT system is located, the challenge of keeping data secure from breaches is constantly evolving and expanding. Protecting data by means of encryption requires management tools that adapt quickly to these new architectures and technologies. Orchestration Gateway is the perfect REST API companion to assist VaultCore to allow API plugins, provide non-KMIP access, and offer customized solutions for every customer.

 To combat this constantly shifting landscape, technology companies must remain nimble and agile. There can be no assumption that new innovations will fit into existing security paradigms. Security companies must be able to quickly solve the problem of protecting what is new and different. More than that, the modern enterprise needs a way to manage the security for transformative technology such as IoT, containers, and the ever-changing cloud offerings. Given these challenges, Fornetix has created the Orchestration Gateway, a product designed specifically to adapt tried-and-true encryption key management and access controls to the unknown.

Joshua Toffler, Chief Executive Officer

“VaultCore® was built to make encryption of data seamless, rapid, flexible, scalable, and budget friendly.”