Author: 
Sean Michael Kerner
eweek.com
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Simply having an encrypted device is not enough to satisfy regulatory compliance requirements, enterprises need to also be able to manage encrypted devices. It's a challenge that encryption management vendor Wave Systems is tackling with its Wave Cloud solution.

Wave Systems this week launched its Wave Cloud 2014 solution enabling enterprises to manage self-encrypting drives (SED) as well as Windows BitLocker and Mac FileVault devices.

Most companies are deploying encryption to meet compliance requirements, and that requires proof that a given device is in fact encrypted, Wave Systems CEO Steven Sprague told eWEEK.

"An enormous advantage of using a cloud service like ours to manage machines is that you can prove to the regulators that a device was encrypted when it was lost," Sprague said. "Because once a device is lost, you no longer have the device."