Is your edge site a cybersecurity weakpoint?

Published On: 27th June 2018//1.4 min read//

What do you picture when you think of cyber crime? Gangs stealing credit card details? Computer whizzes hacking organizations and stealing data? Physical cyber-security attacks are probably not the first thing that come to mind. However, we are living in a time where demand for computing power is at an all time high and there are more edge computing sites than ever, and they’re at risk.

Corporate giants are well aware of the threats posed to their stored data. They’re protecting their data centers with the sort of security measures that you see in films – think secluded government testing facility in every movie ever – meanwhile, your edge site is the data security equivalent of stealing candy from a baby.

However, just because an edge site is considered a cybersecurity weak link, compared to large organisations with giant datacenters, businesses working at the edge do not have to be sitting ducks, waiting for a cyber attack. Robust data protection is available at the edge, and costs a lot less than you would expect…

SvSAN with Data Encryption brings FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption to the edge, as well as enabling highly available, lightweight virtual SANs across any two servers. It works by encrypting data as it is written to disk. This means that it allows for complete edge to edge encryption (for total peace of mind) and protects from physical cyber attack, cases of which are expected to double in the next five years.

Last week, StorMagic’s Principal Technical Services Architect, Mark Christie, teamed up with the guys at Fornetix to talk about how SvSAN with Fornetix Key Management Providers can create secure edge environments using Data Encryption.

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