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Encryption is used to make data transferred over a network readable only by authorized people who have access to the decryption key.
Encryption-as-a-Service (EaaS) is becoming increasingly popular within cloud-based subscription services and is one of the pillars of online security. Organizations use encryption services for diverse reasons: from securing data from cyber-attacks to managing and meeting compliance regulations.
What is Encryption-as-a-Service?
Encryption-as-a-Service (or EaaS) is a pay-as-you-go cloud service that protects your organization from cybercriminals and sensitive information from theft or leaking into public spaces. Encryption services offer an excellent way for non-tech cloud users to take advantage of data encryption security solutions and secure their critical data.
Its important to know that a cloud provider can offer an end-to-end encryption as part of their packages, but it can also be a part of DaaS (Desktop-as-a-Service) or SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) solutions.
Other subscription packages give the company the freedom to create and deploy encryption and manage encryption keys. Database, file encryption or full-disk encryption are all possible cloud offerings. But what are the types of encryption?
Types of encryption
Encryption can be categorized as symmetric or asymmetric based on if encryption and decryption use the same key or not. Let’s go into detail about each type.
Symmetric encryption means that the same encryption key is used to code and decode sensitive data and encrypted files. This type of encryption requires a highly secure and safe method of transferring the key or the key exchange.
As opposed to symmetric encryption, the asymmetric type uses two different keys. One key encrypts the data from the sender and the second key is responsible for decrypting it for the receiver.
The pair of keys consists of a private and a public key. The public key is used to encrypt data and is accessible to authorized recipients, while the private key is accessible only to the owner. The owner uses it to decrypt data for the intended recipient.
Who is it for?
Today, EaaS is a built-in feature in many cloud platforms offered by famous companies. EaaS is becoming one of the more popular features that customers are looking for in subscription-based services because not many organizations have the resources to encrypt and prevent data breaches and other reasons.
Organizations who want to secure data
Most companies have started using EaaS as an easy way to secure and protect data. Sending unencrypted data over the networks hides many risks, including personal data leaks, financial data revelations and human errors. With EaaS, organizations have control over users with authorized access to encryption keys, avoiding these risks.
Owners who want to meet compliance regulations
In some business niches, meeting compliance regulations is a necessity for the company’s prosperity and reputation. Financial, health and customer data, including messages, passwords and emails, will stay encrypted and secure.
Organizations who want to receive 24/7 professional support
Using EaaS brings many benefits to an organization, including 24/7 professional support by trained experts familiar with the latest crypto technology and techniques. Besides, the personnel can help by managing, operating and securing encryption keys and processes without having access to the organization’s most valuable data, which stays independent from the cloud infrastructure.
How do we do it?
Our EaaS solutions work thanks to established, highly secured public key infrastructure networks that have access to symmetric encryption delivery services.
With this approach and cryptography, Network Fish provides robust and reliable authentication for
- mobile devices
- data and email encryption (the best way to secure emails)
- digital identity and key management and much more
Network Fish offers a full suite of security solutions for your business, including end-to-end encryption services. Our services are personalized and tailored to your business needs.
Whether you are using cloud services, a multi-tenant environment or your own servers, you can rely on our solutions. Network Fish has the best practices for data security, client information protection and message integrity preservation.