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True Zero-Knowledge Encryption to Enhance PKI

September 19, 2019

PKI (public key infrastructure) is the framework of encryption most famous for protecting communications between a website and its users. It is a strong principle to work from and allows for strong and versatile encryption solutions. However, how can it be elevated to the next level?

True Zero-Knowledge Encryption to Enhance PKI

How does PKI work?

Public Key Infrastructure is likely being used one way or another to protect the data of your organization. PKI is defined as the policies, hardware, software and standards used to control the distribution of digital certificates. It keeps data transfer secure and private.

PKI is what delivers encryption. Public and private keys work in tandem to verify user’s identities and allow them access to assets if they have the right digital certificates. Everyone can access the public key, but the private key is only known to the key holder.

If your unfamiliar with PKI, you are actually using it more than you probably realize. It is what underpins much of the internet with SSL certification. It’s what allows websites to have secure sessions with browsers. But PKIs can also be used with an identity management system to secure internal data access and communications. The strength of such systems relies on the strength and security of the private keys.

Zero-knowledge encryption

GDS takes PKI to a new level. Using patented technology GDS has created its own unique architecture called DMOS (Data Management Operating System) which combines Multifactor Identity Management, super secure hierarchical public key management and fractional and hierarchical private key management.

GDS use patented techniques to create and manage private keys (we call these ‘GDS Keys’). Thus, we create unique end-point encryption that delivers true zero-knowledge security. True zero-knowledge security means that only you and those you wish to share data with can ever access your data. The unique private keys are entirely owned by the user with full control over data access. GDS has no access to them. They’re yours alone and therefore ensures only you and those you choose can ever access your data.

GDS ensures zero-knowledge privacy by enforcing it through the unique architecture of the system. To have total data security, you need to own and control your own encryption keys, and no one without your explicit permission should be able access your data. Get in touch to find out more.