Government agencies, international businesses, as well as, European organizations that comply with the General Data Protection Regulation could benefit from recently released products from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) which are National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)-standardized.
Released yesterday were, HPE SecureData with Hyper Format-Preserving Encryption (FPE), and Hyper-Secure Stateless Tokenization (SST).
According to HPE, its Hyper FPE technology delivers a proven and NIST-standardized method of protecting data in use, at rest, and in motion. The release includes Unicode format- and character set-preserving encryption for data in languages such as German, French, Spanish, Turkish, and more.
NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the United States Commerce Department’s Technology Administration. The agency develops standard, guidelines, test and metrics for protecting non-national security federal information and communications infrastructure.
Why would NIST-standardization be important for non-U.S. organizations?
While NIST’s mandate is to protect U.S. federal assets, the agency’s standards have been adopted by many governments around the world.
“In the corporate world, cryptographic products that do not comply with NIST standards have traditionally been shunned, partially due to being perceived as non-standard implementations, and partially due to the absence of other credible standards,” according to cyber security analysts and ITinCanada contributor, according to Eric Jacksh.
“HPE’s new data-centric Hyper FPE and Hyper SST solutions offer next generation encryption and tokenization to strengthen the data security posture for customers while ensuring they maintain regulatory compliance,” said Albert Biketi, vice president and general manager, HPE Security – Data Security.
Hyper FPE protects sensitive personal and structured data required by existing and emerging privacy frameworks – such as payment card information (PCI), national identification, and social security numbers – while preserving the original data formats. It is also optimized for protecting sensitive data in connected car IoT Systems and Connected Home use cases that require de-identification of location information, mobile device personal
It is also optimized for protecting sensitive data in connected car IoT Systems and connected home use cases that require de-identification of location information, mobile device personal identities, and manufacturer identifier codes needed to meet data security and privacy requirements, according to HPE.
HPE Secure Data provides accelerated encryption up to 170 per cent in conservative scenarios building on the high-speed FPE technology positioned to handle high-volume demands associated with big data, cloud infrastructures and IoT.
“The result is a strong encryption scheme that allows for minimal modifications to the way that existing applications and databases work – significantly reducing complexity for customers,” according to HPE.
SecureData with Hyper SST offers an enhanced, patented approach to tokenization that maximizes speed, scalability, security, and manageability of the tokenization process, effectively doubling the existing HPE SST tokenization performance.