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CSPi Unveils Intel x86 Chip, SGX Encryption Vulnerability Fix

CSPi, a managed service provider (MSP) that offers security and packet-capture products, has announced the ARIA SDS micro Hardware Security Module (HSM) solution to solve the Intel x86 chip flaw and SGX encryption vulnerability. The company unveiled the solution at this week's VMworld 2018 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

MicroHSM is a bundled solution that includes a virtualized HSM application and PCIe-based Myricom Secure Intelligent Adapter (SIA), according the company. It caches keys away from a server Intel CPU and ensures critical application data or transactions are fully encrypted.

How Does MicroHSM Work?

MicroHSM provides a TrustZone that can generate and cache keys, CSPi stated. It can encrypt data to any level of strength on an application or transaction-by-transaction basis.

In addition, microHSM can scale to securely handle close to 1 million operations per second, according to the company. It also can generate encrypted traffic at line rates up to 50 Gbps.

MicroHSM is now available as a PCIe network adapter card, and it can be deployed in any cloud or on-premise server.

Introducing the CSPi Virtualized Key Management Application

CSPi this month launched ARIA SDS KMS, a virtualized key management application designed to simplify the serving of encryption keys and certificates required to properly encrypt data.

KMS serves and manages encryption keys associated with hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) deployments, the company indicated. It is installed on and orchestrated by the ARIA SDS platform and can serve keys on a per-application or per-transaction basis.

Furthermore, KMS provides both VMware and vSAN software-defined enterprise storage encryption, according to the firm. It also can be installed on Myricom's SIA.

CSPi Delays MSSP-Centric Platform Launch

CSPi also is developing an MSSP-centric platform, but that platform's launch has been delayed until early 2019, the company said during its August 13 earnings call.

Beta testing for the MSSP-centric platform originally was scheduled for the third quarter of 2018, with customer deployments and associated revenues starting in Q4 2018, according to CSPi. However, the company is currently targeting beta testing for late Q4 2018, with initial revenues expected in early 2019.

CSPi today offers security solutions for network monitoring, data breach response, breach prevention and critical asset protection. It also provides Vital IT Managed Services and Full Service Security offerings.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.