Fortanix Raises $23M Led by Intel Capital to Meet Growing Global Demand for Runtime Encryption Solutions Protecting Cloud Data
Fortanix is executing on its bold vision of solving today’s cloud security and data privacy problem. By decoupling security from the infrastructure, Fortanix removes complex and intractable security challenges experienced with current solutions. Running applications in protected enclaves enable a new level of security on premise, in hybrid environments, and even on remote clouds, protecting data even when systems are compromised.
“Fortanix uniquely protects encryption keys, databases, machine learning algorithms, and containers to secure organizations’ data in private, public and hybrid cloud environments,” said Ambuj Kumar, Co-Founder and CEO of Fortanix. “This new funding is a testament to the tremendous growth we’ve already experienced, in 18 months since we first launched our product. We are also excited to add Sunil Kurkure to our Board of Directors, and we will leverage his exceptional leadership and guidance as we grow our business.”
By decoupling security from the infrastructure, Fortanix removes complex and intractable security challenges experienced with current solutions
“Intel shares Fortanix’s goal of protecting data in-use during runtime,” said Window Snyder, Chief Software Security Officer, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Platform Security Division. “We look forward to continued collaboration to help solve the complex data privacy challenges our customers face, leveraging hardware-based protections such as Intel® SGX.”
While today’s encryption technologies protect data at rest and data in motion, Runtime Encryption® technology keeps keys, data and applications completely protected while in use. Fortanix helps organizations address General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy rights requirements, and secures artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms leveraging sensitive data as inputs, without compromising on the confidentiality of the data.It also addresses critical enterprise blockchain security requirements with advanced cryptographic algorithms and data protection features, in order to secure encryption keys for blockchain and financial information.
Fortanix’s Runtime Encryption® platform secures any Linux application running in the cloud and has been selected to power IBM Cloud Data Shield. SDKMS offers a cloud-scale key management, hardware security module (HSM), and tokenization solution service – all rolled into one product with infinite scalability for number of keys and number of operations. It is in use at organizations globally and powers Equinix’s SmartKey™ HSM-as-a-service.