Thales Launches New Security and Compliance Capabilities

Thales is releasing two new capabilities that will meet security compliances and help safeguard platforms against outside threats.

The company is introducing CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager for support of Microsoft Azure Key Vault and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Key Management Service (KMS) bring your own key (BYOK) capabilities.

The solution allows users of these dominant public cloud solutions to meet compliance mandates and further protect their most sensitive data by creating and managing encryption keys separate from their cloud provider’s infrastructure.

Thales CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager offers a number of benefits to help enterprises control and secure encryption keys in multi-cloud environments, including providing unique, enterprise-ready encryption key lifecycle management spanning an ever-growing list of leading cloud vendors (Salesforce, Microsoft Azure, AWS); centralizing multi-cloud encryption key creation and management separate from the cloud provider’s  control with a choice of a SaaS or on-premises deployment; and achieving compliance with a FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria certified key store with visibility into how, when and by whom encryption keys are used through logging and a set of built-in usage reports.

Available as a service, or for on-premises deployments, CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager supports Microsoft Azure, including Office 365, as well as Salesforce Shield Platform Encryption and Amazon Web Services.
Additionally, Thales unveiled  Vormetric Transparent Encryption to help better secure Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform deployments, in addition to its existing support for Docker use cases.

Vormetric Transparent Encryption is designed to ensure only authorized containers and processes can access sensitive data within dynamic container environments.

The solution provides encryption, access control and data access logging on a per-container basis to address compliance and best practice requirements for safeguarding data.

 “With Vormetric Transparent Encryption, organizations can enforce security policies across dynamic container environments as well as within multi-tenant cloud and virtual environments with centralized policy and FIPS compliant key management,” said Peter Galvin, VP of strategy at Thales eSecurity. “The solution empowers them to take advantage of the considerable business benefits containers can provide without compromising data integrity.”

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