Protecting sensitive data in public clouds with new FOSS
Joined: Oct 06, 2011
Not sure if this forum appreciates information about new Java crypto
FOSS, but we just released v1.0 of a new free and open-source Java
software at SourceForge. Text of the README follows. More detail can
be found at http://www.cryptoengine.org. Source and binaries are
available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/skce/.
If the forum does not appreciate such announcements, my sincere
apologies to all - it will not happen again.
StrongKey CryptoEngine - from StrongAuth, Inc.
This is the 1.0 release of the StrongKey CryptoEngine (SKCE),
a Java program that allows you to encrypt/decrypt files and
seamlessly move them in and out of public/private clouds. The
encryption keys are stored in a secure device - the StrongAuth
KeyAppliance - allowing you to prove compliance to data-security
regulations even when the file is in the public cloud.
The SKCE currently works with AWS S3, Microsoft Azure and
Eucalyptus Walrus (other clouds to come soon).
The software is configured to work with a DEMO KeyAppliance on
the internet. The generated symmetric keys are sent there for
storage and retrieval. Please DO NOT attempt to use the DEMO
machine for PRODUCTION use - there are no guarantees around
the availability of the DEMO appliance - it exists purely to showcase
the capabilities of our products and to allow you to play with the
SKCE to try it out. If and when you decide to use the SKCE in your
production applications, you must buy your own KeyAppliances, or
build your own key-management solution to use with the SKCE
(we, obviously, hope that you'll buy the KeyAppliance from us).
Download the binaries, source and give it a spin. If you have
questions, post them on the forum at the SourceForge site. We're
interested in your feedback - good or bad.