eperi Presents Secure Cloud Data Encryption at it-sa 2017

Introduces key products for GDPR compliance and cloud data protection in Office 365 and Salesforce

eperi , a provider of cloud data protection solutions, will be presenting its eperi Gateway at this year's it-sa (10-12 October 2017 in Nuremberg, stand 10.1-430).

At the stand, Elmar Eperiesi-Beck, founder and CEO of eperi, Holger Mönius, Sales director DACH and System Engineer, Stefan Mark, will inform the audience about data encryption and what it means for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into force in May 2018.

They will also demonstrate the eperi Gateway and show how it can be used to reduce the scope of GDPR to effectively meet compliance requirements.

“By October 2017, companies will only have eight months to prepare their business for the GDPR requirements,” said Elmar Eperiesi-Beck.” The clock is ticking and organisations that continue to process personal data on EU citizens without the necessary security could face six to seven-digit penalties in the next year. They have to be able to prove at all times that they comply with the data protection requirements.”

The eperi Gateway provides transparent, fast and effective encryption of data at rest, in use and in transit, without affecting the functionalities of the protected applications, databases or file storages. It helps solve the data protection problem by ensuring only authorised users have access to the data in plain text.

Outside the secure environment of the company, the information is encrypted. This reduces the impact GDPR has on a company and minimises the scope of the regulation since the information is unreadable to unauthorised outsiders; for example, if the data is processed in the cloud.

The GDPR requirements for centralised control and Security by Design are also met because the eperi Gateway enables enterprises to manage their cryptographic keys completely internally and maintain full control of their data - even in decentralised cloud environments.

“Organisations that encrypt personal data reduce the risk of data theft,” continued Eperiesi-Beck. “Attackers cannot use the encrypted data without the cryptographic keys.”

Moreover, Article 32 of the GDPR also mandates that safety solutions should be regularly checked. The eperi Gateway fulfils this requirement by using transparent, Open- Source encryption that can be checked at any time for weaknesses. Importantly, the eperi Gateway was jointly developed with the German Federal Office for Security in Information Technology (BSI).


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