SPYRUS® Introduces SPYRUS Enterprise Management Service (SEMSaaS) to Securely Manage Microsoft Certified Windows To Go Live Drives and Encrypting Storage Drives
SEMSaaS Operates on Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Platform to Reduce IT costs while simultaneously increasing security and flexibility for Global Workforce Management
San Jose, Calif. June 20, 2016. SPYRUS today announced its new SEMS (SPYRUS Enterprise Management System) as a Service (SEMSaaS) managed cloud services to manage Windows To Go live drives and Encrypting Storage Devices used by enterprises to reduce costs and increase data at rest security. SPYRUS SEMSaaS operates on the Microsoft [MSFT] Azure Cloud Platform to provide enterprises with centrally controlled mobile device management combined with the economic and performance advantages of cloud-based computing services. SEMSaaS managed devices include certified Windows To Go live drives including WorkSafe™, WorkSafe Pro, Secure Portable Workplace™, and Portable Workplace, PocketVault™ P-3X and the groundbreaking encrypting Rosetta TrustedFlash™ microSDHC cards will be managed in 3rd Quarter 2016.
”All the unmatched enterprise-level management features of SEMS on premise device management system are now available on Microsoft Cloud.” reported Tom Dickens, SPYRUS COO. “Our customers requested SPYRUS assist them to decrease the demands on their IT departments by providing turnkey services from replication of enterprise Windows images to managing the MDM system for Windows To Go deployments. SPYRUS has responded with our SEMSaaS cloud services and, in advancing our industry leadership position, we have added proprietary “Defense-in-Depth” layers of security to protect the enterprise data and network.” He added “Azure enables SPYRUS to use the inherent capability of the Microsoft Cloud to work with the customer and size and configure SaaS computing resources best tailored to their needs. Whether managing hundreds or thousands of SPYRUS encrypting and bootable live drives, customers who take advantage of SPYRUS SaaS cloud services will be able to quickly deploy and manage devices anywhere in the world through SEMS management and reliable cloud-based network connectivity.”
SEMSaaS extends global, national and organizational management and security services for mobile users previously provided by SEMS on premise. SEMS is designed with a three tier hierarchy of administration to provide the separation of roles demanded by enterprise IT organizations. The CISO Administrator has a view into all administrator activities at every level, the SEMS Administrator can create admin groups and selectively administered roles that oversee a department or geographic region to remotely disable and re-enable a device, remotely destroy encryption keys and data to “kill” the operability of the device, or to securely issue appropriate commands based on whether a device is misused, lost, or stolen. Audit facilities will capture related user actions which can then be monitored centrally to observe profiles of use and trigger notifications for unusual activities regardless of where the devices are located.
Equally important for deployment is the ability to change SEMSaaS policies for use of the endpoint device by groups or by individuals. SEMS hierarchical architecture facilitates national and organizational device policy definition, user audit and device control procedures to permit the deployment of help desk administrative consoles based on respective enterprise needs. SEMSaaS administrators can control registration and modify usage policies, e.g., off-line usage limits, expiration date, or recover forgotten passwords through the SEMSaaS Azure network.
For maximum security and separation of data, each customer’s SEMSaaS infrastructure is installed on a separate SPYRUS managed Azure platform. The full range of SEMS management services including command and control, audit, and administrative consoles are available via the SEMSaaS consoles at customer’s facilities while leveraging the advantages of additional scalability, disaster recovery and reliability features provided by Microsoft Azure cloud configurations.
To mitigate against increasingly successful global attacks on HTTPS SSL/TLS protected connections, SEMSaaS uses a proprietary SPYRUS SECX protocol to add session-based digital signature and content encryption to augment the secure HTTPS tunnel between SPYRUS endpoint devices and the SEMSaaS Azure cloud services.
In addition, Azure itself meets a broad set of international as well as regional and industry specific compliance security standards and controls has been verified by various audits and analyses to achieve certifications and attestations. The SPYRUS SaaS cloud solution employs Azure SQL servers which have built-in backup and restore capabilities. With Microsoft Azure availability targeted at 99.95%, interruptions of service should be minimal. In the event the Azure infrastructure is temporarily unavailable, the SEMS client software on the Windows To Go bootable drives and encrypting storage drives will allow them to continue to function in an off-line mode.
SPYRUS SEMSaaS versions may also be installed and added to a customer’s existing data center service provider hosting their own Microsoft IT infrastructure to achieve potential efficiencies of maintenance and support services by the customer’s IT department. SEMSaaS itself is transparent to whether the system components are dedicated customer-based IT resources or operating on the Microsoft AZURE cloud infrastructure.
About SPYRUS, Inc.
SPYRUS delivers innovative encryption solutions that offer the strongest protection for data in motion, data at rest and data at work. For over 20 years, SPYRUS has delivered leading hardware-based encryption, authentication, and digital content security products to government, financial, and health care enterprises. To prevent the insertion of untrusted components, patented Secured by SPYRUS™™ security technology is proudly designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA to meet FIPS 140-2 Level 3 standards. SPYRUS has collaborated closely with Microsoft to deliver the first certified hardware encrypted portable platform for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Window 8.1 and now Windows 10. SPYRUS is headquartered in San Jose, California. See www.spyrus.com for more information.
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