Vormetric has launched a storage solution for the protection and management of digital certificates, encryption keys and password files.

According to the company, the Vormetric Vault is FIPS 140-2 certified and is integrated with the Vormetric Data Security Manager, which provides centralised key and policy management and can be clustered for high availability.

Vormetric Vault automatically notifies IT staff when vaulted objects are about to expire and require renewal, to prevent application downtime from expiring certificates, the company said.

Ashvin Kamaraju, vice president of product development for Vormetric, said: “Even the strongest form of encryption cannot protect data if the keys are stolen, and expired certificates can make data inaccessible, leading to frustration and costly downtime.

“Vormetric Vault mitigates the risk of stolen encryption keys or expired certificates in one automated, easy-to-use solution that takes the guess work out of managing and securing large numbers of these objects.”