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Gemalto gives Google Cloud Platform customers flexible encryption and key management

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

World leader in security Gemalto has announced that it is providing Google Platform customers with the ability to manage and maintain full control of their encryption keys on Google Platform.

Gemalto's SafeNet Luna Hardware Security Module (HSM) and SafeNet KeySecure now both fully support Google Cloud's Customer-Supplied Encryption Key (CSEK) feature, meaning customers can generate, manage and bring their own encryption keys to protect data and workloads in Google Storage and Compute Engine.

A recent study by 451 Research found a third of organizations currently work with four or more vendors.

The ability to control all data encryption and key management operations across all services providers helps companies ensure they have total control of their encrypted data, enabling them to protect their most sensitive information and meet compliance mandates.

"Many service providers are offering variations of flexible key management such as bring-your-own-key (BYOK) and hold-your-own-key (HYOK).This is a big step in helping organizations leverage the growing number of cloud-based applications and services, while maintaining full control of their encryption keys across all of the providers they use," said senior vice president of encryption products at Gemalto, Todd Moore.

By integrating with Google's CSEK functionality, companies including those in highly regulated industries can use an on premise SafeNet Luna HSM to generate, manage and retain complete control of keys to secure sensitive data on Google Platform.

Companies also have the choice to decide what level of key ownership and control is desired when migrating operations, workloads and data to Google Platform. Gemalto's SafeNet data encryption solutions make it easy to work across multiple clouds by centralizing encryption and key management allowing organizations to:

• Gain visibility and control to consistently and effectively enforce security controls

• Simplify monitoring and auditing of encryption and key management operations to demonstrate compliance with internal

policies, industry standards like Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) or HIPAA and government mandates like Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

• Reduce the burden on IT to manage multiple security services across each platform.

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 13:40 IST