Security company Fhoosh launched several Accelerator Kits, each targeting specific environments such as cloud and on-premises data centers to help companies securely transmit and store data in these different environments.
The kits provide a way for businesses to jumpstart security programs using Fhoosh software and comply with regulatory requirements, said founder and CEO Eric Tobias.
“It’s difficult for organizations to implement security and so we’ve tried to make it very easy to implement Fhoosh and realize our benefits on a given project,” Tobias said. To this end, the company developed five Accelerator Kits targeting cloud, on-premises, IoT, integration software development kits (SDKs), and government/defense environments.
All five are based on the company’s lightweight software, which encrypts data up to 15 times faster than standard encryption and is certified up to eight times faster than unencrypted data. It can be deployed on endpoints including Internet of Things (IoT) devices, data center servers, and in public and private clouds.
The technology also secures command and control communications to end-point devices in real time, Tobias said. “And it can be done strictly over TCP or IP protocols,” he added. “You don’t need MPLS to send those commands securely. We always talk about how we have one ubiquitous solution that goes from endpoint to the cloud and that translates also to the command and control.”
Each kit includes the software, support, and add-ons organizations need to launch Fhoosh in various projects.
Tobias uses the SDK kit as an example: “Let’s say it’s an SDK kit and someone wants it [Fhoosh] bound directly into an application. We have an example application to use, example scripts, complete documentation, and it comes with engineering support to allow a customer to quickly bind Fhoosh into an application.”
Ridge Global, a risk management consultancy founded by Tom Ridge, the first U.S. secretary of Homeland Security, partnered with Fhoosh and is using the On-Premises Accelerator Kit to protect corporate and customer documents, including contracts and statements of work.
In a statement, Ridge Global CIO Steve Kohler said the company is bundling its cyber insurance warranty with Fhoosh. “We see widespread applications, from banking to shipping to insurance and more,” he said.
In January Fhoosh announced a strategic alliance with Verizon Enterprise Solutions that will see Fhoosh built into Verizon’s software-defined perimeter (SDP). Since then, the companies haven’t said anything else about the partnership, such as which Verizon platforms the security software will run on top of.
And as he did in January, Tobias deferred to Verizon to provide specific details on product integrations. “We continue to make great progress with them [Verizon],” he said.