Who is behind Server General?
Server General Inc. enables customers to encrypt their regulated information stored in a cloud database or file server deployed on any cloud platform. It generally takes less than 30 minutes to install, configure, encrypt data with help of our service. Our customers are able to meet or exceed data security requirements of various regulations/mandates such as the HIPAA/HITECH Act and PCI DSS mandates. Small healthcare IT startups to large Fortune 500 businesses make use of our service to protect their data.
What do we do?We offer data encryption and key management services to protect regulated information stored in a database server or a file server deployed on any cloud platform.
Who needs our services?Small to medium sized businesses who are looking to meet or exceed data security requirements in order to comply with HIPAA/HITECH Act or PCI DSS mandates and are not looking to spend a fortune on encrypting data or managing keys.
What are the main benefits?The service allows customers to use a single data encryption solution across multiple cloud platforms as well as within their own data center. The service is designed to help meet regulatory compliance requirements of the HIPAA/HITECH, PCI, FERPA and other privacy laws/regulations with ease. The service lowers operational cost by eliminating the need to build and manage a key management system.
How do we deliver our service?We deliver our service with help of application specific app that user installs on their database or file server. It takes less than 10 minutes to install and configure our app. We support the most popular databases e.g. MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB and CouchDB. For customers who are looking for information assurance and not just data encryption we deliver our service with help of an application specific virtual appliance deployed within customer’s own network. Currently we have a MySQL appliance and a file server appliance.
How did we get here?We use open-source encryption functionality that is embedded inside the Linux kernel. This open source utility makes use of an encryption file system which was written by our CTO while he was pursuing his Ph.D. at Columbia University. So we are pretty familiar with the inner workings of the Linux encryption utility. We also know its shortcomings. Server General adds the missing functionality and turns the utility into a deployable solution.
What specific value do you add?Server General makes it easy for users to encrypt their data, manage their encryption keys, controls access to the sensitive data sets and log all activity for compliance purposes.
Raj Sharma, a proven visionary and an experienced manager, is the founder of the company. Raj has an ability to foresee a business problem, conceive a solution and deliver it to the market. In 1996, Raj and his team delivered the industry’s first load-balancer. Over the last 20 years in the industry, Raj has brought together diverse groups of people, inspired them to achieve beyond their capabilities, led companies from zero to multi-million dollars in revenue and effectively managed small multinational operations.
Raj is also the President & CEO of Packet General Networks, Inc. which provides data security appliances. PayPal, MasterCard, AOL, MRM Worldwide and many other leading business institutions depend on Packet General appliances to defend their data on a daily basis.
Dr. Erez Zadok
Erez Zadok is a well known technology leader and is the Chief Technology Officer of Server General Inc. Erez’s research focuses on storage systems and file systems. Erez investigates those systems from various dimensions: security, performance, convenience, scalability, ease-of-use, energy efficiency, and more. Erez’s projects and research often led to software releases used worldwide: Unionfs, am-utils, and fistgen, among others. A stackable file system written by Erez as part of his Ph.D. thesis is now being used within the Linux kernel to provide encryption functionality.
Erez earned his PhD from Columbia University and serves on the faculty of Stony Brook University.