What is Acra?
It provides data protection in distributed applications, web and mobile apps with PostgreSQL, MySQL, KV backends through selective encryption.
Acra is a tool in the Data Security Services category of a tech stack.
Acra is an open source tool with 611 GitHub stars and 66 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Acra's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Acra?
5 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Acra.
Python, Java, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Ruby are some of the popular tools that integrate with Acra. Here's a list of all 10 tools that integrate with Acra.
Pros of Acra
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- Cryptographic protection of data
- Intrusion detection
- Encryption proxy
- Trust compartmentalisation
- Key management tools
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AWS Key Management Service
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Azure Key Vault
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