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Unveiling CryptoHub: Webinar Recap and Top Q&A Highlights

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During our recent webinar, we introduced CryptoHub, the industry’s first unified cryptographic platform to revolutionize encryption. The session highlighted CryptoHub’s four core pillars of HSM, key management, PKI and CA, and data protection. In addition, it dove into advanced capabilities that streamline security protocols and quantum computing preparedness and facilitate seamless integration with various cloud environments. Attendees actively engaged with our experts, posing insightful questions about how CryptoHub can elevate their security strategies. Below, we provide detailed answers to the top questions raised during the webinar. 

By reviewing this Q&A recap, you will gain insights into how CryptoHub addresses complex security challenges and prepares for a more secure future. 

Top Q&A

1. How does CryptoHub improve our ability to meet zero-trust principles?

CryptoHub enhances our ability to meet zero-trust principles by offering a centralized platform for managing cryptographic keys and policies. It ensures that access is tightly controlled and monitored through strong encryption, multi-factor authentication (MFA), and role-based access controls (RBAC). CryptoHub ensures that only authenticated and authorized entities can access critical resources by enforcing strict access controls and continuous authentication.  

Its integration with existing security frameworks and real-time monitoring capabilities provides comprehensive visibility and control, essential for a zero-trust architecture. Additionally, zero-trust networks heavily utilize PKI concepts. CryptoHub allows organizations to deploy identity certificates, utilizing external private CAs, public CAs, and CryptoHub itself. This allows for a consolidated and centralized PKI management system, solidifying the goal of utilizing CryptoHub as a centralized cryptographic platform. 

2. We are working toward quantum computing preparedness. Does CryptoHub support this?

Absolutely, CryptoHub supports quantum computing preparedness by incorporating algorithms that are resistant to quantum attacks. This includes all NIST-recommended algorithms (Dilithium, Kyber, Falcon, and SPHINCS+), LMS, and XMSS.  Practical use cases utilizing PQC and CryptoHub have focused on code signing, certificate issuance, and tunnel encryption (TLS).  General support for the algorithms is also available.  This ensures that encrypted data remains secure even as quantum computing technologies evolve. CryptoHub’s adaptability to new cryptographic standards ensures that your cryptographic infrastructure will be ready to incorporate these advancements seamlessly.

3. Will implementing CryptoHub change the way we manage key lifecycles?

Implementing CryptoHub will streamline and significantly enhance the management of key lifecycles. The platform offers automated, on-demand key provisioning, comprehensive key rotation policies, expiration, revocation, and detailed logging for audit purposes. This automation reduces the risk of human error and ensures compliance with stringent security standards. Centralized management capabilities simplify the administration of keys across different environments and applications, ensuring robust and efficient key lifecycle management. 

4. What kind of disaster recovery features are available?

CryptoHub includes comprehensive disaster recovery features such as automated backups, real-time replication, high availability configurations, and secure backup and restoration of cryptographic keys and policies. These features ensure that your cryptographic keys and configurations are consistently synchronized and available across multiple data centers. In a failure, CryptoHub can quickly restore operations with minimal downtime, ensuring business continuity and data protection. 

5. Does CryptoHub support file-level encryption, specifically for Oracle non-TDE use cases and PostgreSQL DB use cases?

Yes, CryptoHub supports file-level encryption similar to KMES, tailored for Oracle non-TDE (Transparent Data Encryption) use cases and PostgreSQL DB. It provides robust encryption capabilities that can be applied directly at the file system level, ensuring that data within these databases is protected without relying solely on native database encryption features, offering an additional layer of security. 

6. Does CryptoHub come as a virtual appliance/OVA file that we can deploy on different public clouds?

Yes, CryptoHub is available as a virtual appliance.  This is deployed using a containerized instance of CryptoHub (utilizing Docker or Kubernetes), which can be deployed across various public cloud environments such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and others. This flexibility allows you to leverage CryptoHub’s capabilities regardless of your cloud infrastructure, ensuring consistent security and management across all your deployments. 

7. How does CryptoHub address the utilization of hardware resources for all the core pillars/multiple use cases working simultaneously?

CryptoHub optimizes hardware resource utilization using advanced virtualization, load balancing, and orchestration techniques. It dynamically allocates resources to ensure optimal performance and scalability across its core pillars and multiple use cases, such as data encryption, key management, and access control. This design enables CryptoHub to handle high transaction volumes and complex cryptographic operations without compromising performance. 

8. For the CryptoHub appliance, how is it licensed? Based on TPS?

The licensing for CryptoHub appliances is modular and can be based on various factors, including Transactions Per Second (TPS), the number of managed keys, or the number of appliances. This model provides scalability and flexibility, allowing organizations to pay for what they use and scale their usage as needed without incurring unnecessary costs. 

9. Which application providers recommend that their clients use CryptoHub for their application/product?

Due to its robust capabilities and industry-leading performance, several leading application providers recommend CryptoHub for their encryption and key management needs. CryptoHub is particularly favored in sectors such as finance, healthcare, and e-commerce, where robust encryption and key management are essential due to handling highly sensitive data and regulatory requirements. Futurex’s reputation and partnerships also contribute to these recommendations, underscoring CryptoHub’s reliability and effectiveness. 

Looking Forward

Thank you to everyone who attended our recent CryptoHub webinar and contributed to the engaging Q&A session. Your insightful questions underscored the importance of advanced encryption and key management in today’s security landscape. CryptoHub is designed to address these challenges by providing robust encryption, seamless key management, and preparedness for future advancements like quantum computing. To experience the full capabilities of CryptoHub, click here to request a demo and see how it can transform your organization’s security framework. 

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For over 40 years, Futurex has been a trusted provider of hardened, enterprise-class data security solutions. More than 15,000 organizations worldwide have used Futurex’s innovative hardware security modules, key management servers, and cloud HSM solutions to address mission-critical data encryption and key management needs.

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