SAN JOSE, Calif., March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, announces enterprises may now test-drive its Vormetric Transparent Encryption solution for use on Google Cloud Platform. Powered by Orbitera, Test Drive is a fully functioning and interactive software demonstration that allows companies concerned about securing their cloud deployments to try Vormetric Transparent Encryption before buying it — no software license, credit card or even cloud account required.
Vormetric Transparent Encryption enables organizations interested in leveraging the cloud to implement encryption and protect their sensitive assets and services, without having to make changes to applications, infrastructure or business practices.
In addition to encrypting data, Vormetric Transparent Encryption also logs access and enforces policies that protect against unauthorized access by users and processes, through capabilities such as privileged user-access controls (highlighted in the test drive). The solution stops administrators, but more importantly malware impersonating them, from accessing data while preserving their ability to perform their day-to-day administrative responsibilities. It offers security intelligence, such as data access logging that can accelerate advanced persistent threat (APT) and insider threat detection. The Vormetric Live Data Transformation option helps improve security and data availability while reducing the operational costs associated with encryption by delivering near zero-downtime deployments, easy key rotation and versioned backups and archives.
Thales also recently announced that its nShield hardware security modules (HSMs) can be used to securely generate and store customer supplied keys on-premises for Google Cloud Platform Customer Supplied Encryption Key (CSEK) functionality. The new CSEK support empowers enterprise customers who want to move workloads and data to the Google Cloud Platform but need to retain control of their key material on-premises.
C.J. Radford, global vice president, Cloud at Thales e-Security says:
"With their elegantly engineered test drive, Google and Orbitera have created a simple and educational world where prospective customers can learn about Vormetric Transparent Encryption and better understand advanced features such as access control and access logging. Organizations interested in leveraging cloud resources must prove they are capable of maintaining control of their data, meeting a broad range of regulations and compliance requirements, and protecting that data wherever it may reside. While it sounds like a tall order, Vormetric Transparent Encryption can help meet customer needs– and with Google Test Drive prospects get to see it in action".
About Thales e-Security
Thales e-Security is the leader in advanced data security solutions and services that deliver trust wherever information is created, shared or stored. We ensure that the data belonging to companies and government entities is both secure and trusted in any environment – on-premise, in the cloud, in data centers or big data environments – without sacrificing business agility. Security doesn't just reduce risk, it's an enabler of the digital initiatives that now permeate our daily lives – digital money, e-identities, healthcare, connected cars and with the internet of things (IoT) even household devices. Thales provides everything an organization needs to protect and manage its data, identities and intellectual property and meet regulatory compliance – through encryption, advanced key management, tokenization, privileged user control and high assurance solutions. Security professionals around the globe rely on Thales to confidently accelerate their organization's digital transformation. Thales e-Security is part of Thales Group.
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 62,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14 billion in 2015. With over 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.
Positioned as a value-added systems integrator, equipment supplier and service provider, Thales is one of Europe's leading players in the security market. The Group's security teams work with government agencies, local authorities and enterprise customers to develop and deploy integrated, resilient solutions to protect citizens, sensitive data and critical infrastructure.
Thales offers world-class cryptographic capabilities and is a global leader in cybersecurity solutions for defence, government, critical infrastructure providers, telecom companies, industry and the financial services sector. With a value proposition addressing the entire data security chain, Thales offers a comprehensive range of services and solutions ranging from security consulting, data protection, digital trust management and design, development, integration, certification and security maintenance of cybersecured systems, to cyberthreat management, intrusion detection and security supervision through cybersecurity Operation Centres in France, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Hong Kong.