Crypteron Community Edition

Enterprise data security for the rest of us

Cybersecurity shouldn't be a luxury

We built Crypteron after observing two things again and again:

  1. Securing sensitive data properly is difficult, risky and time consuming
  2. Most professionals do not realize #1

The past few years have seen an explosion of new applications in the healthcare, finance and government spaces. At the same time, data breaches are increasing at an alarming rate. Why does this keep happening?

Most developers are NOT cybersecurity experts.

It's true. More and more developers are underestimating the complexities of data security and adding cryptography to their code incorrectly. If giant organizations like Target, Citibank, JP Morgan Chase and the United Stated Government can't protect their data - what hope does the average developer have?

There has to be a better way

We decided to level the playing field and release a Community Edition of Crypteron's security platform...for free.

Just sign up for free, add a couple lines of code to your backend Java or C# app and enjoy your new super powers:

  • One-click response to data breaches
  • Strong Encryption
  • Tamper Protection
  • Secure Key Storage
  • Key Integration
  • Key Distribution
  • Key Caching
  • Key Revocations
  • No custom code required
  • Secures all data types (SQL, NoSQL, Objects, Files, Streams etc.)
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How does it work?

.NET Example

Add a [Secure] attribute to any properties of your class that you want to sign and encrypt:

public class Patient
{
    public int Id {get; set;}
    [Secure]
    public string FullName {get; set;}
    [Secure]
    public string SocialSecurityNumber {get; set;}
}

If you're using Microsoft Entity Framework or NHibernate then you're done! Crypteron will automatically sign and encrypt these properties using AES-GCM before your object is persisted to the database. It will then decrypt and verify that they weren't tampered with on the way back. It could not be any easier.

Not using Entity Framework or NHibernate? No problem! Just call Seal() on your object before sending it to the data store of your choice and call Unseal() when you fetch it back:

// Secure the object before persisting
myPatient.Seal();
// Decrypt and verify the object after
myPatient.Unseal();

What about files or file streams? No problem!

var cipherStor = new CipherStorExt();
// Files
cipherStor.EncryptLocalFile(clearFilePath, encryptedFilePath);
cipherStor.DecryptLocalFile(encryptedFilePath, clearFilePath);
// Streams
cipherStor.EncryptStream(clearInputStream, encryptedOutputStream);
cipherStor.DecryptStream(encryptedOutputStream, clearInputStream);
Java Example

What about the encryption keys?

Good question! Proper key management is one of the most complicated part of strong data security and Crypteron takes care of this transparently so you can spend that extra time adding features to your application.

  • Encryption keys are encrypted with both AES256 and 521-bit elliptic curve cryptography
  • Encrypted keys are stored remotely, separate from your application or your databases
  • The SDK authenticates the key management service using strong cryptography
  • Keys are securely delivered to the SDK through multi-layered encryption
  • Keys are intelligently cached to maximize performance

Manage your apps and keys from one dashboard

Your apps, keys and account can all be configured from a  Management Dashboard. Easily create new applications as needed, each with its own encryption keys. Upgrade to one of our premium plans with a single click.

Did we mention that all of this is FREE? What are you waiting for? Sign up today!

Respond to a data breach with a single click

Every application secured with Crypteron has a Pause button that you can access from within the Crypteron Dashboard. If you think that your application or database has been compromised in anyway, simply click the Pause button and the entire security pipeline will stop, including all decryption and encryption operations, allowing you to get a handle on the situation. You can even Pause your app using our REST API, providing the ability to integrate this with any automated detection mechanisms you already have.

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How can you make a difference?

The community is only as strong as its weakest member. Securing your apps with Crypteron won’t stop hackers from stealing data from the dozens of other insecure apps we use every day. So don't just add Crypteron to your apps; bring it up at the next work meeting; present it at your local developer meetup; and let us know about any ideas you have for getting the word out there. With the free Community Edition, people have no reason to ignore data security and put themselves and their customers at risk.

Share this on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ and help us make the community more secure.

Join the dialog

Talk to the experts as well as fellow developers on the community forum. Join with a blank email to community+subscribe(at)crypteron.com and then post by emailing community(at)crypteron.com. Remember this is a public forum so if you want a private conversation, email support(at)crypteron.com

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