Recent identification of two major chip flaws reveals a potential vulnerability on billions of devices.
Key Orchestration Appliance
January 5th, 2018 — Called Meltdown and Spectre, these bugs exist deep in the main processor code that works to enhance performance. During normal operation, a computer chip runs numerous processes at the same time. One process should not be able to access the data of another, but these bugs allow for non-privileged processes to access the data of critical processes that handle information such as passwords or encryption keys.
Fornetix is aware of the issue and our investigation has determined that the impact to our Key Orchestration Appliances is minor. The vulnerability is already mitigated for all versions since Key Orchestration does not allow a user or administrator to run or install processes that are not native to the appliance. Out of an abundance of caution, we are working diligently on a patch that will further mitigate this vulnerability at the Operating System level.
Fornetix Key Orchestration runs on a RedHat Operating System and RedHat has released patches believed to mitigate these bugs. The Fornetix Engineering Team is finalizing a patch for Key Orchestration Appliances which includes the provided RedHat code fix. The Fornetix Support Team will be aiding in necessary upgrade and patching efforts for all customers and partners currently utilizing Key Orchestration Appliances.
Fornetix is helping organizations unleash the full potential of encryption by conquering the key management bottleneck. Our Key Orchestration ecosystem automates the key lifecycle across the entire enterprise with groundbreaking precision and speed. Policy-driven automation of the key rotation lifecycle reduces human error and empowers your organization to remain secure and avoid costly data breaches. As global use of encryption rapidly expands, you can be prepared for the future with unparalleled scalability. Please call 1-844-KEY-ORCH for more information or request a demo here.
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