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HyTrust: The Answer to Cloud Security

HyTrust: The Answer to Cloud Security

“Compliance Automation to speed up your journey to the cloud.”

Cloud environments and virtualized setups are constantly facing security threats from threat actors all over the world. HyTrust functions solely to protect organizations from any such mishappenings and to help them mitigate the risk of catastrophic data center failure and data breaches. So that organizations can fully utilize the cloud.

HyTrust is committed to make the cloud infrastructure more trustworthy for enterprises, service providers and government agencies. HyTrust’s solutions include automated security controls for software-defined computing, networking and storage workloads to achieve the highest levels of visibility, granular policy control, and data protection.


HyTrust began its operations in 2007 and is currently headquartered in Mountain View, CA. The company was founded by a group of industry veterans in the enterprise infrastructure and security space who realized early that virtualization and cloud are likely going to transform the traditional data center and that security would be a critical factor in cloud adoption.

HyTrust is supported by several IT strategic infrastructures like VMwareCisco, and Fortinet and several other world-class companies. HyTrust was recently named in CRM’s “20 Coolest Cloud Security Vendors”. Some of the major factors that made HyTrust a leading security firm are because of their ability to accelerate cloud and visualization cost savings while enhancing the security posture by automating and enforcing security policies in real-time, adapting quickly to compliance requirements, and preventing unplanned outages.

Shaping a safe future

Ever since Cloud came into existence, organizations are essentially moving towards it because of its easy accessibility and feasible cost structure. But many of these companies are having trouble with security and compliance during the transition to the cloud.

CloudControl is HyTrust’s key product that lowers risk drastically by providing unified security, control across hybrid multi-clouds, lowering operational overhead and facilitating workload agility. There are several reasons to opt for CloudControl including visibility of workloads and security configuration, also there's a single interface to manage cross-cloud security containing the industry's leading control plane policies and auditing. Full-stack protection is offered by CloudControl and it can be considered as the most viable solution for containers and Kubernetes that also secures the underlying virtual or IaaS platform.

HyTrust DataControl is another product by the company that offers powerful workload encryption with scalable key management that can be used to secure the entire computer network and storage stack throughout its lifecycle, right from deployment to migration to sanctioned decommission. DataControl is one of its kinds to provide key management solution that allows an organization to dynamically encrypt and rekey virtual machines. DataControl offers military-grade data encryption, zero downtime, zero-touch encryption, real-time forensics, secure boot protection and it is essentially any-cloud ready.

HyTrust CloudAdvisor is a tool that enables companies to define policies to automatically discover the data that’s valuable to the company. It also detects any anomalies in user access and defends the company from malicious users and regulatory noncompliance.

There are several benefits of using the CloudAdvisor like improved Search and Visualization which helps in discovering data easily. Also, users can monitor the activities over time. It can identify and alert instantly regarding sensitive and confidential files found in the virtual machines. There's behavior-based built-in analytics that tracks and analyzes user access and notify you of potentially suspicious activities.


“We’ve been extremely pleased with the new capabilities that the HyTrust Appliance has provided to the Bank. The improved security, self-service functions, simplified compliance—all are helping us work more effectively to assist refugee populations. Amazingly, one solution can address so many concerns across our whole implementation.”-Major European Development Bank, Project Lead

“As CEO, what I find exciting about HyTrust is that it enables companies like ours to have the best of both worlds: improved margins from cutting-edge virtualization alongside secure customer information, satisfied auditors, and happy board members.”- CEO,

Leading the world to safety

John De Santis, CEO has more than 30 years of experience working internationally at venture-backed technology startups and also in large global public companies. Before joining HyTrust he was VP, Cloud Services for VMware. John has also served as CEO in companies like TriCipher and Sygate. He was SVP for Network Computing Devices responsible for worldwide sales, marketing, and service operations. Before NCD he worked at Cincinnati Bell Information Systems where he was VP, European operations responsible for delivering operational support systems. John earned an AB in Philosophy from Fairfield University and completed the Stanford University Executive Institute Program for Management of High-Tech Companies.


- Cyber Defense Magazine, Hot Company-2018

- CRN - 20 Coolest Cloud Security Vendors-2016

- Best of VMworld - Gold Award -2015

- Most Innovative Cloud Company, Intel Security Focus 15- 2015

- SC Magazine Innovator Hall of Fame-2015

Securing multi-cloud workloads by eliminating gaps in policy enforcement & maintaining adherence to compliance mandates.”

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