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Thales Releases Advanced Encryption Solutions for Secure Docker Containers, Simplified Deployment and Zero Downtime
Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, today announced the release of new capabilities for its leading Vormetric Data Security Platform. These advances extend data-at-rest security capabilities with deeply integrated Docker encryption and access controls, the ability to encrypt and re-key data without having to take applications offline, FIPS certified remote administration and management of data security policies and protections, and the ability to accelerate the deployment of tokenization, static data masking and application encryption. Announced today by Thales:
  • General availability of Vormetric Transparent Encryption Live Data Transformation Extension: A patented solution that enables organisations to deploy and maintain encryption with minimal downtime. Enables initial encryption and rekeying of previously encrypted data while in use. Available previously as a pilot - now generally available.
  • Vormetric Transparent Encryption Docker Extension: Extends Vormetric Transparent Encryption's OS-level policy-based encryption, data access controls and data access logging capabilities to internal Docker container users, processes and resource sets. Deploys and protects without the need to alter containers or applications. Enables compliance and best practices for encryption, control of data access, and data access auditing for container accessible information. Find additional information here:
  • FIPS 140-2 level 3 certified remote data security management and policy control for Vormetric Data Security Manager V6100 appliance. This innovation enables organisations with the most stringent compliance and best practice requirements to easily manage the full Thales line of Vormetric data security platform solutions without physical visits to data centers.
  • Batch Data Transformation: Eases initial encryption or tokenization of sensitive database columns in environments that are protected with Vormetric Application Encryption or Vormetric Tokenization. Also supports Static Data Masking requirements.

"IT system downtime is costly for any business, even when it is planned," said Bob Tarzey of UK-based Quocirca. "The financial consequences of IT disruptions arise from lost sales and productivity; in addition, consequent reputational damage can have a longer term knock-on effect," he added. "Downtime need not be caused by system outage, it can be due to data processing, which includes encryption. The idea behind Vormetric's Live Data Transformation is to solve this problem, even for large databases with high transaction volumes. Any organisation which needs to ensure both constant data security and availability should take a look at such technology."

Compliance requirements and best practices increasingly call for organisations to encrypt and control access to sensitive data, while also logging and auditing information about sensitive data access. The company's recent 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report revealed that perceived "complexity" is the number-one reason that enterprises do not adopt data security tools and techniques that support these capabilities more widely. These advanced data security controls directly address this problem by enabling enterprises to confidently support their digital transformation more easily and simply, and in more environments, than ever before.

"Thales continues to innovate by providing advanced data security solutions and services that delivers trust wherever information is created, shared, or stored," said Vice President of Product Management for Thales e-Security, Derek Tumulak. "No other organisation offers the depth and breadth of integrated data security solutions, or enables enterprises to confidently accelerate their organisation's digital transformation, like Thales."

Availability: All new offerings are planned to be available in Q1 2017

Published Thursday, December 08, 2016 10:37 AM by David Marshall
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j03c0nn01 - (Author's Link) - December 8, 2016 12:13 PM

Containers in the cloud are the new cloud tech buzzword. Companies have been increasingly using it, so it makes sense to protect them and encrypt them.

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