Cloud Encryption Gateway
StratoKey works as a software based cloud encryption gateway that resides at the network level (OSI layers 5, 6 & 7), encrypting and decrypting information flowing to and from your cloud, SaaS and web applications. StratoKey not only protects your data at rest, it also protects data in transit and data accessed through your applications.
StratoKey does not alter your end users workflow. In fact StratoKey is completely invisible to end users. StratoKey sits between users and their cloud applications at the network level. As far as the web users are concerned, the StratoKey cloud encryption gateway is invisible, doing its job in the background. No manual interaction with StratoKey is required.
Traffic passes through the StratoKey cloud encryption gateway and in doing so is encrypted at the data level. Even though the diagram shows "unencrypted" data flowing from a user to StratoKey, this data is protected at the network level by SSL. This SSL layer secures the data travelling from users' individual machines to the StratoKey server against man-in-the-middle attacks.
Accessing Applications Outside of StratoKey
StratoKey encrypts data before it reaches the end application. Due to this process, the data that is stored in the application is encrypted (see screenshot above). The decryption of the application data occurs when the data passes back through the StratoKey gateway. If anyone accesses your application without passing through the StratoKey security gateway, all they will see is unintelligible encrypted information.
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