Entrust Strengthens Cloud Security Play with Second Acquisition

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By Michela Menting | 1Q 2021 | IN-6056


HyTrust Acquired


Hot on the heels of its nCipher Hardware Security Module (HSM) business purchase from Thales in 2019, Entrust recently announced the completion of another high-profile acquisition with HyTrust, a U.S. outfit specialized in data encryption, key management, and cloud workload security. The firm’s product offerings—KeyControl, DataControl, and CloudControl—will be integrated into Entrust’s Data Protection Solutions segment, delivering an attractive and broad cloud-based service proposition to the enterprise market.

Expanding Key Markets into the Cloud


The acquisition of HyTrust provides Entrust with two key advantages. The first is that it significantly expands Entrust’s cloud capabilities that it started building up in the past year. While the firm has a few authentication and credentialing cloud tools, the nCipher business acquisition allowed it to penetrate the cloud security market more dynamically with the offer of HSM-as-a-Service. Entrust strengthened this offering by achieving the Cloud Security Alliance (CS…

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