Silicon 70 2018

Making Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure More Trustworthy For Enterprises, Service Providers and Government Agencies: HyTrust

thesiliconreview-john-de-santis-ceo-hytrust-18HyTrust was founded by veterans in the enterprise infrastructure and security space that recognized early on not only that virtualization and the cloud were going to dramatically transform the data center, but also that security would be a critical inhibitor to cloud adoption.

The mission behind HyTrust has always been to mitigate the risk of catastrophic data center failure and data breaches — especially in light of the concentration of risk that occurs within virtualized and cloud environments. Organizations can now confidently expand virtualization to mission-critical applications and take full advantage of the cloud.

HyTrust has assembled a world-class team of company builders and innovators and has earned backing from the biggest players in the next-generation data center: Cisco, VMware, Intel, Fortinet, and In-Q-Tel, the funding arm of the US intelligence community.

HyTrust technology has been widely deployed by Global 2000 companies and top government agencies, with a strong market presence in financial services, healthcare, and government verticals.

HyTrust Products

For most organizations, it’s not a question of whether to use cloud and virtualization, but rather how and how much. Whether private, public or hybrid cloud, many also reach a point where they would like to virtualizes (and save) more, but a variety of regulatory, operational or security concerns keep them from moving forward the way they want to.

HyTrust CloudControl

CloudControl helps protect the virtual infrastructure with authentication, authorization, and auditing. Better visibility and control to simplify compliance and accelerate further virtualization.

  • Virtualized Tier 1/Mission critical applications by addressing security concerns
  • Consolidate data centers with administrative multi-tenancy
  • Simplify compliance with administrative controls requirements in HIPAA, PCI, FedRAMP, CJIS and other privacy regulations
  • Prevent and contain malicious attacks from credential theft or privilege escalation

HyTrust DataControl

Whether one is running VMs in a private cloud powered by vSphere or a public clouds like IBM Softlayer, Microsoft Azure, vCloud Air or AWS, HyTrust DataControl provides strong encryption for virtual machines in any cloud, along with easy to deploy key management one control.

  • Secure virtual machine data in any public, hybrid or private cloud from the moment it’s created, wherever it goes.
  • Migrate virtual machines from private to the public cloud securely
  • Decommission from a cloud provider without leaving legible data behind
  • Control encryption keys yourself, on-premises or in the cloud

HyTrust KeyControl

HyTrust KeyControl simplifies the process of key management for applications that do not require sophisticated policy-based key management – but still need to perform to scale to enterprise-grade level performance. And HyTrust KeyControl does this without costly physical appliances or license fees.

  • Admin GUI makes set up and administration easy
  • Two encryption key controllers can scale up to 8 notes per cluster to handle nearly all scenarios
  • Unlimited encryption key usage
  • KMIP compliant to support the widest range of encryption platforms

HyTrust CloudAdvisor

HyTrust CloudAdvisor for Data enables to define policies to automatically discover the data that’s valuable to you, detect anomalous user access behaviors, and defend organization against careless exposure, data loss, malicious users, and regulatory noncompliance.

  • Search, Visualize and Discover Quickly and Easily
  • View People, Content, and Activities Over Time
  • Proactively Monitor and Protect Most Sensitive Data
  • Recover from Malicious or Unintentional Disruptive Activities

HyTrust CloudAdvisor for Availability allows System and Backup Administrators to proactively monitor, identify and report on archival data security concerns using pre-defined and customer-defined data classification tags across each backup – as it is created. Quickly deployed and easily managed, HyTrust CloudAdvisor for Availability extends the backup capabilities delivered by Veeam, providing Administrators with:

  • Graphical visualization of backup data repositories
  • Enhanced file recovery and restoration capabilities
  • Granular, federated search capabilities
  • Sensitive data detection and classification
  • File demographics, analytics, and content management


“When we began to build a private cloud, we determined it was easier and far less risky to build security in from the beginning than to retrofit security after the fact.”

  • Troy Casey, McKesson Information Security Architect

“As CEO, what I find exciting about HyTrust is that it enables companies like ours to have the best of both worlds: improved margins from cutting-edge virtualization alongside secure customer information, satisfied auditors, and happy board members.”

  • CEO,

The Man behind the Picture

John De Santis, Chairman, and CEO: John De Santis has operated at the bleeding edge of innovation and business transformation for over 30 years – with international and US-based experience at venture-backed technology start-ups as well as large global public companies.

Most recently, Mr. De Santis was VP, Cloud Services for VMware. He joined VMware after being Chairman and CEO of TriCipher, a software security infrastructure company acquired by VMware in 2010. He led TriCipher’s transformation from a specialized niche provider of secure authentication solutions to the leading innovator in cloud-based identity services for web application and SaaS access management.

Mr. De Santis earned an AB in Philosophy from Fairfield University and completed the Stanford University Executive Institute Program for Management of High-Tech Companies. De Santis is currently on the boards of Trace Security (IT Security/GRC management as a service) and NoHold (cloud-based knowledge management/artificial intelligence solutions). He is an advisor to a number of early-stage startups. Previously, he was on the boards of Neohapsis (security risk services – acquired by Cisco), Arxan (software application protection – PE exit to TA Associates), Tablus (data leakage protection software – acquired by EMC/RSA), Applied Identity (identity-based access control software – acquired by Citrix), and was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Trident Capital.

“All organizations want to ensure data availability and security at all times. With our data security solutions, we provide a seamless, easy to use solution regardless of the chosen virtualization platform.”