Gemalto extends its cloud HSM capability to newer use cases like blockchain, database security and privileged credentials

Gemalto extends its cloud HSM capability to newer use cases like blockchain, database security and privileged credentials

AMSTERDAM, 6-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Organizations are facing challenges in securing data and identities that are created, stored and managed outside the perimeter due to the rapid adoption of cloud and digital services. While data encryption is seen as the optimal solution to secure sensitive information, the cost and complexity of deploying encryption can be a challenge for most organizations. This includes Hardware Security Modules to secure their cryptographic operations.

To address those issues, Gemalto’s SafeNet Data Protection On Demand offers cloud-based HSM services that can be deployed in minutes without the need for highly skilled employees.

Now, three new cloud-based Hardware Security Module (HSM) services have been made available to the market by Gemalto.

Each service is available through the SafeNet Data Protection on Demand platform.

SafeNet Data Protection on Demand is Gemalto’s marketplace of cloud-based HSM, encryption and key management services that easily can be integrated with most popular and used cloud services and IT products to protect data.

The first is HSM On Demand for CyberArk and it works with CyberArk’s Privileged Access Security Solution offering private key protection and strong entropy for key generation for system keys. HSM On Demand for CyberArk mitigates the risk of the master key being exposed or compromised by securing the master key and ensuring that it is hosted in a secure vault

HSM On Demand for Hyperledger is meant to secure the cryptographic keys that sign blockchain transactions. The service protects digital wallets, while making sure keys are readily available in the cloud once access is granted. It provides high assurance security in data centers and the cloud, enabling multi-tenancy of blockchain identities per partition as proof of transaction and for auditing requirements. It also delivers performance improvements resulting from off-loading cryptographic operations from application servers to the HSM on Demand service.

HSM for Oracle TDE (Transparent Data Encryption) protects locally stored encryption keys with a master key, stored in a separate service key vault. In this way only authorized services are allowed to request the local key to be decrypted. For example, If an attacker steals the database, it is encrypted and inaccessible, because the attacker does not have access to the keys that are securely stored on the HSM.

Todd Moore, Senior Vice President of Encryption Products at Gemalto:

“A worsening threat landscape, combined with aggressive cloud adoption and evolving privacy regulations, have presented complex new challenges related to encryption, privileged access and financial transactions. Our newest Cloud HSM On Demand services help organizations stay in front of new threats and regulations, by easily deploying an HSM solution for the strongest possible key management and security practices, all while providing fast, easy set-up, with remarkable savings over traditional approaches involving specialized hardware and skills.”

Garrett Bekker, Principal Analyst at 451 Research:

“Many organizations would like to deploy data security more broadly, but are often wary due to concerns about complexity, cost and staffing requirements, particularly with respect to encryption and key management. The release of SafeNet Data Protection On Demand was a positive step towards addressing those concerns, and extending its cloud HSM capability to newer use cases like blockchain, database security and privileged credentials is a logical and timely move.”

Gemalto, the global leader in digital security, had €3 billion revenues in 2018 and clients in more than 180 countries. The company offers various products and services in the security domain from secure software and biometrics to encryption helping businesses and governments authenticate identities and protect data.

Gemalto operates 110 offices, 47 personalization and data centers, and 35 research and software development centers located in 47 countries and relies on 15,000 employees.

Gemalto authenticates people, transactions and objects, encrypts data and creates value for software – enabling its clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things.

More information about the three new cloud-based Hardware Security Module (HSM) services can be found on the links below:

https://safenet.gemalto.com/…/services/hsm-cyberark-digital-vault/

https://safenet.gemalto.com/…/services/cloud-hsm-hyperledger/

https://safenet.gemalto.com/…/services/cloud-hsm-oracle-tde/

SOURCE: Gemalto

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