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Fortanix SDKMS Earns FIPS Level 1 Certification Validating Cryptographic Protections Delivered in its Runtime Encryption Solution
Fortanix Inc., the Runtime Encryption company, announced that its Self-Defending Key Management Service (SDKMS) has earned the Level 1 certification of the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2, a U.S. government computer security standard used to approve cryptographic modules. Users now have confidence that Fortanix has passed strict government requirements, validating SDKMS's ability to maintain the confidentiality and integrity of protected information. 

"At O.C. Tanner, security is our highest priority," said Niel Nickolaisen, Senior VP and Chief Technology Officer, O.C. Tanner. "Fortanix offers an unmatched level of security that applies to our on-premises and cloud infrastructure. Now, with FIPS Level 1 validation of its Self-Defending Key Management Service, we are delighted that SDKMS is compliant with the federal norms and our data is encrypted with maximum security. FIPS can be a very effective tool when dealing with regulators."

SDKMS is also the industry's first commercial software product built using Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX) to achieve FIPS Level 1 certification. In addition to giving users U.S.-backed certified confidence in the cryptographic security measures of SDKMS, the certification helps in the regulatory compliance measures of some customers, including those in the federal, financial services and healthcare sectors.

"FIPS Level 1 certification is a significant achievement for Fortanix, particularly for compliance for federal and other regulations that are important to customers," said Ambuj Kumar, Co-Founder and CEO of Fortanix. "Users and partners alike have the assurance that Fortanix protects data in use and cloud data that is now backed by the U.S. government."

Fortanix is solving today's cloud security and data privacy problem. By decoupling security from the infrastructure, Fortanix removes complex and intractable security challenges experienced with current solutions. Running applications in protected enclaves enables a new level of deterministic security on premise, in hybrid environments, and even on remote clouds, protecting data even when systems are compromised.

Some components of SDKMS are already FIPS Level 3 certified, while Level 3 certification for the Fortanix hardware is currently underway.

Published Wednesday, May 01, 2019 8:00 AM by David Marshall
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