HyTrust Enhances its Portfolio of Patented Technologies

By CIOReview | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA: Cloud Security Automation Company HyTrust announces significant additions to its portfolio of patented technologies with the awarding of three more patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The new patents expand the scope of the existing patents, while also adding new protections that apply to hybrid and public cloud environments.

“Our mission at HyTrust is to enable enterprises to move to the cloud with a very high degree of control, security, flexibility, and compliance, and that’s always a challenge in a technology environment that’s moving at warp speed,” says Hemma Prafullchandra, CTO and senior vice president of products. “These grants validate HyTrust’s leadership in providing policy-based control over virtualized workloads wherever they reside, addressing two of the primary threat vectors: cloud administrator accounts with very broad privileges, and attacks on the data itself.”

Today, many of the technologies protected by these patents are already deployed in HyTrust products and customer environments. HyTrust Boundary Controls allows organizations to set policies so that virtualized applications can only run on proven, trusted hosts that are physically located within the defined parameters. This significantly reduces the potential for theft, misuse of sensitive data, and violation of regulatory compliance laws. Boundary Controls leverages both HyTrust CloudContol and HyTrust DataControl, combining policy-based administrative controls with strong encryption. Further, the encryption-related patents demonstrate continuing momentum from the 2013 acquisition of HighCloud Security, which introduced encryption and key management for the cloud.