About Us

Who is behind Server General?

Server General provides ready-to-deploy secure server stacks (virtual appliances) for popular open-source application servers such as MySQL, SAMBA, and SFTP. Our flagship offering is a secure MySQL server stack. The solution is a self-defending MySQL server that combines non-invasive data encryption with strict access-control mechanisms to ensure data integrity and confidentiality. Clear accountability is achieved through role-based management. Multiple copies of logs are stored at different locations to provide necessary legal admissibility of records in the court of law. A hardened “Just enough Operating System (JeOS)” reduces the "attack surface" area significantly. Furthermore, our solutions enable organizations to use the same data encryption solution across their data center and cloud deployments.

Some of the leading organizations based in the United States, Europe, and Japan protect their data and meet stringent data security requirements imposed by GDPR, HIPAA and PCI DSS mandates with the help of our solutions.
What do we do?

We provide ready-to-deploy secure server stacks (virtual appliances) for popular open-source application servers such as MySQL, SAMBA, and SFTP that can be deployed within a data center or on a cloud platform such as Google Cloud. Our stacks are designed to be secure and include transparent data encryption, key management, log management and protection against a malicious "root" user.

Who needs our solutions?

Small to medium sized businesses who are looking to comply with the GDPR, HIPAA or PCI DSS mandates and are not looking to spend a fortune on encrypting data or managing keys.

What are the main benefits?

Our solutions allow customers to use a single data encryption solution across multiple cloud platforms as well as within their own data center. This approach lowers operational costs.

How do we deliver our solutions?

Our data center customers buy our solutions directly from us and we give them a ready-to-deploy ISO that can be used to deploy a secure virtual server/appliance. Our Google Cloud Platform customers can buy our solution from Google's Cloud Marketplace on a pay-as-you-go basis while AWS or Azure customers can purchase our security agent directly from us.

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.

What do we do?

We offer data security solutions for popular open-source application servers so our customers are able to secure their regulated data and are able to achieve regulatory compliance with ease.

Executive Team

Security is our first objective
Raj Sharma

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.