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Pivot3 Delivers Policy-Based Security for Hybrid Cloud Solutions

December 11, 2018 | Posted by schapman

Pivot3’s expanded Intelligence Engine capabilities enable customers to streamline security and regulatory compliance across the edge, core and cloud

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pivot3, the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) performance and technology leader, today announced new policy-based security management capabilities in its core Intelligence Engine. These expanded capabilities allow organizations to automate and simplify the process of protecting sensitive data with comprehensive, standards-based security for encryption and key management. Pivot3’s new platform enhancements also facilitate regulatory compliance as customers acquire and manage data across the edge, core and cloud.

“With security threats on the rise and regulations around data security increasing, CIOs and CISOs face new challenges as they seek to protect sensitive, mission-critical data without compromising performance,” said John Spiers, vice president of strategy at Pivot3. “Customers rely on us every day to simplify management at scale. This extension of Pivot3’s Intelligence Engine brings new confidence to IT in knowing that data can be secured and protected as it moves across the entire hybrid cloud infrastructure.”

Pivot3’s Intelligence Engine enhances application performance, data placement, data protection, and monitoring and analytics, enabling customers to confidently consolidate multiple, mixed-application workloads on HCI while reducing time, cost and complexity. The addition of automated, policy-based security management capabilities to the Pivot3 Intelligence Engine enables customers to implement easy to use policies to seamlessly integrate data encryption and key management into the same workflow for managing applications and storage.

To address the increased regulation and compliance requirements, the new capability includes flexible, secure multi-tenancy and data-at-rest encryption at a system, volume or virtual machine level, compliant with Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2. Pivot3 designed its data encryption algorithms to leverage Intel® Xeon CPUs AES New Instructions (AES NI) to ensure minimal performance impact and low overhead. Key management is integrated into the new security policies and supports the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) standards to provide broad support of key managers.

As part of its security portfolio, Pivot3 offers HyTrust KeyControl, which is integrated seamlessly with Pivot3’s policy-based security management. This enables enterprises to easily manage all encryption keys at scale, including how often keys are rotated and how they are shared securely.

“With the growth of hyperconverged infrastructure and the expectation that enterprises will increasingly have mixed workload environments, it is essential to employ key management as an integral part of securing the infrastructure,” said Eric Chiu, Co-Founder and President of HyTrust. “Pivot3’s Intelligence Engine will further simplify security management for enterprises and extend the industry preference for HyTrust KeyControl in a world where data must be secured no matter where it resides.”

“As organizations evolve to address emerging security threats and changing regulations, automation and intelligence become key ingredients in maintaining a secure infrastructure across the edge, core and cloud,” said Tim Stammers, senior analyst at 451 Group. “By adding policy-based security management features to its Intelligence Engine, Pivot3 is simplifying the process of protecting sensitive and mission-critical data and enabling customers to progress toward a software-defined datacenter.”

Pivot3’s policy-based security management will be available in Acuity version 10.6 before the end of the year. For more information, please visit this feature brief.

About Pivot3

Pivot3’s intelligent hybrid cloud and IoT solutions provide security, resilience and management simplicity at scale for customers’ mission-critical environments. Powered by the industry’s only Intelligence Engine, Pivot3 automates the management of multiple, mixed application workloads, delivers industry-leading performance at scale, eliminates unplanned downtime and reduces the cost of traditional IT infrastructure by half or more. With over 2,600 customers in 64 countries with deployments in education, hospitality, transportation, government, healthcare, defense, gaming, financial services and retail, Pivot3 allows IT to manage complexity at scale through intelligence and automation. Visit to learn more.


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