Gartner Research

Develop Encryption Strategies for the Server, Data Center and Cloud

Published: 20 February 2015

ID: G00272800

Analyst(s): Brian Lowans


Enterprises are faced with a growing complexity and array of data storage environments and encryption solutions. From the server to the cloud, CISOs should plot a course through the encryption options, evaluate their limitations and understand when to use encryption.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Consolidate the Storage of Regulated or Sensitive Data and Delete Data Not Associated to Business Processes to Simplify Management and Reduce Cost
  • Establish Access Controls to Sensitive Data for Authorized Users
  • Minimize the Number of Encryption Products in Use to Simplify the Key Management Operations
    • Self-Encrypting Drives (SEDs)
    • HDD Controllers
    • File Encryption
    • Format Preserving Encryption (FPE) and Tokenization
    • SaaS
    • IaaS and Virtual Machine (VM)
    • Multiple Encryption Scenarios

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