Server General KMS for MySQL
A Key Management Service for MySQL TDE customers
In 2016 Oracle added Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) feature to the MySQL server. With this new functionality in hand database administrators can now encrypt sensitive information stored in their MySQL database servers to ensure privacy and prevent data breaches. Moreover, the functionality is available for free in the MySQL Community edition. However, both the Community and the Enterprise edition lack proper key management. Oracle recommends the use of Oracle Key Vault (or any other KMIP compliant key locker) for managing MySQL master encryption keys. The cost of such a solution can run into tens of thousands of dollars - a small fortune for many small to medium sized businesses.
What is Server General KMS for MySQL?
Server General KMS for MySQL is a key management service for MySQL customers who want to use the TDE functionality but are not ready to take on the arduous task of building and managing an expensive key management system of their own. The service allows customers to offload their key management responsibilities to us. We have a global key management infrastructure that is managed by our security experts on 24x7x365 basis. We ensure that the encryption keys are stored securely and are available to authorized individuals when needed. Our key management procedures are designed to meet or exceed data compliance requirements of various regulations including that of the HIPAA/HITECH Act. It usually takes less than 30 minutes to install and configure our service. The service is geared towards small to medium sized businesses.
Server General KMS for MySQL addresses the following technical challenges: