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key management

In cryptography, it is the creation, distribution and maintenance of a secret key. It determines how secret keys are generated and made available to both parties; for example, public key systems are widely used for such an exchange. If session keys are used, key management is responsible for generating them and determining when they should be renewed. See QKD, elliptic curve cryptography, Diffie-Hellman, cryptography, session key and security protocol.
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The companies are utilizing OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) conformant technology to explore the way key management technologies can be deployed.
8220;The top concern of enterprises moving to the cloud is data protection, and encryption key management is the cornerstone of a data protection strategy,” said Patrick Townsend, Founder and CEO of Townsend Security.
Companies often deploy separate encryption and key management systems for different business uses, such as laptops, storage, databases and applications, and until now cumbersome -- often manual -- efforts were necessary to generate, distribute, vault, expire, and rotate encryption keys.
It replaces manual key management processes and avoids the complexity of using the native key management features of individual applications or devices.
The SKL replaces the AN/CYZ-10 within the Army Key Management System.
An effective key management system has role-based access control to ensure a single user doesn't have rights to all keys.
Our company, on the other hand, favors decentralized, flexible key management.
Data F3 solution enhances overall key management by protecting the master key inside the nShield HSM, allowing for the secure generation, storage, disposal, archival and recovery of the master key.
An administration utility is also provided for device management and key management.