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Fortanix Enclave Manager Enables Apps to Run in Secure Enclaves on Microsoft Azure Confidential Computing Infrastructure
Fortanix Inc., the Runtime Encryption company, today announced the availability of the Fortanix Confidential Computing Enclave Manager, a software as a service (SaaS) offering that enables applications to run in confidential computing environments, verifies the integrity of those environments, and manages the application lifecycle for secure enclaves running on Microsoft Azure confidential computing DCsv2-series VMs. Fortanix Enclave Manager is available as a free trial for a limited time to enable developers to create enclaves from existing applications without modification. 

Today, data is often encrypted at rest in storage and in transit across the network, but not while in use by applications. In order to protect applications and data from breaches, malware, and insider threats, organizations that handle sensitive data such as Personally Identifiable Information (PII), financial data, or health information can use confidential computing solutions to reduce these risks in the public cloud.

"As part of Information Bank activities in Japan, Digital Garage is building a personal data service for Japanese consumers that provides secure storage and gives users privacy controls over their confidential data such as financial information, health records, and more," said Takao Takenouchi, CTO (Security), DG Lab Security Team, Digital Garage, Inc. "We chose Fortanix running on Microsoft Azure confidential computing infrastructure to provide end-to-end encryption across our users' data while in storage, in transit over the network, and while in use so that we can ensure that each user's data is accessible only when they are viewing it in Japan."

Confidential computing protects data and applications by running them in secure enclaves that isolate the data and code to prevent unauthorized access. These secure and isolated environments prevent unauthorized access or modification of application code and data while in use, thereby increasing the security assurances for organizations that manage sensitive and regulated data.

"We are pleased to see Fortanix building their Enclave Manager offering on Microsoft Azure confidential computing infrastructure," said Vikas Bhatia, Head of Product for Azure confidential computing, Microsoft Corp. "The ability to convert and manage existing applications is critical to accelerating wide-scale adoption of confidential computing technologies."

The Fortanix Confidential Computing Enclave Manager enables applications to run in confidential computing environments, verifies the integrity of those environments, and manages the enclave application lifecycle. The solution orchestrates critical security policies such as identity verification, data access control, and code attestation for enclaves that are required for confidential computing. Fortanix provides the flexibility to run and manage applications, including existing applications, new enclave-native applications, and pre-packaged applications.

Availability
The Fortanix Confidential Computing Enclave Manager is available immediately in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. The solution is free to use for a limited time.
Published Monday, May 18, 2020 10:01 AM by David Marshall
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