Grant Evans, CEO
With the rise in the number of remote workers, and devices attached to any network—against the backdrop of evolving technologies—the last few years have witnessed an exponential increase in cyberattacks. Take, for instance, the recent ransomware attack in the city of New Orleans, which forced the government to declare a state of emergency. The attack impacted multiple outlets including emergency medical services, health department, sanitation, police department, the courts, the tax office, and even neighborhood engagement offices. This shows the indispensability of secure access, data protection, encryption, and endpoint management. To this end, SPYRUS offers comprehensive encryption and authentication solutions primarily for government entities. The company’s solution converges the notions of secure access, endpoint management, network awareness, and data encryption. Where the cryptography and public key infrastructure (PKI) are seen as a burden on the networks due to difficulty in their implementation, SPYRUS brings easy to deploy solutions for achieving premium levels of security. The company can deploy encryption solutions in just four days, which generally takes weeks.
SPYRUS offers military-grade security that has been tested against hacking or back doors by the Lawrence Livermore labs and NSA. The company’s offerings are tamper-proof with FIPS 140-2 level 3 certification and provide security to meet high-level government standards for classified materials.
SPYRUS has a software platform called SEMS (SPYRUS Enterprise Management System) that manages and secures the endpoints and the data they house. Identifying the desirable endpoints and network, SPYRUS protects the data at rest and data at motion. Moreover, the platform provides visibility into a network by giving a complete picture of activities in terms of files accessed, modified, copied, or downloaded from any and all endpoints.
SPYRUS’ solution converges the notions of secure access, endpoint management, network awareness, and data encryption
The platform, with the SPYRUS NcryptNShare application, manages endpoint enabling enterprises to ensure access permission is limited to only qualified users. It also enables control or limit access to data within a shared environment. For instance, if someone is sharing multiple documents within a shared volume, access to each object can be set accessible to only the concerned person. In addition to that, one of the most powerful elements in the platform is the audit trail. It allows administrators to retrace the digital footprint of documents and endpoints that are accessed by individuals. The platform also houses what Grant Evans, the CEO of SPYRUS, describes as the “kill-pill” feature, which gives the ability to quarantine or isolate malicious, suspicious, or compromised endpoints.
These solutions perfectly align with the security needs of enterprises, government agencies and universities, especially at a time when the necessity to protect and limit access to their data is at its peak. The increasing number of hacking attempts and theft on intellectual property by malicious players from foreign countries and non-state actors has forced the department of federal acquisition regulations supplements (DFARS) to make changes in its rules and regulations. It has now become compulsory for universities to implement encryption solutions for protecting their data. Failing to adhere to the mandates would lead to the research grants—that amounts to over 60 billion dollars yearly—being withheld. In this regard, SPYRUS has helped Texas A&M University to be compliant with the DFARS rules by enabling them to deploy a secure data center, identity access system, and encryption managed by the SEMS platform.
Evidently, SPYRUS’ solutions are aimed at bringing holistic network awareness into various IoT devices, IT infrastructure, and inventory management across routers, switches, and POS. The company also delivers solutions to commercial customers due to their increasing demand for standard government solutions. Having carved their unique niches in the cybersecurity landscape, SPYRUS is currently expanding its reach by building the network partnering with multi-billion dollar distribution companies such as Sectigo and SYNNEX.