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Introducing Alliance Key Manager for SQL Server

Posted by John Earl on Aug 22, 2011 10:01:00 PM
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Alliance Key Manager for SQL Server

Today we are excited to announce the availability of our new Alliance Key Manager for SQL Server (AKMSS). AKMSS is a certified Hardware Security Module (HSM) that manages and protects access to your encryption keys.

Our new HSM is focused on providing mid-market Microsoft SQL Server customers and their technology partners with an affordable, easy to deploy, solution for meeting data privacy compliance requirements in PCI-DSS, HIPAA/HITECH, FFIEC and other data privacy regulations. Unlike other HSMs on the market, AKMSS is built, tuned and priced specifically for small and mid-size SQL Server customers who need to protect sensitive data in their databases.  AKMSS comes with a standard Windows interface so it is easy to configure, deploy, and operate.  AKMSS is based on proven technology that is already successfully used by thousands of customers worldwide.

Townsend Security built this HSM with the idea that cost should not be a barrier to data privacy compliance.  We know that small and midsize companies are increasingly feeling the pressure to meet data privacy compliance requirements, and at the same time many are being targeted by data thieves.  Our AKMSS HSM will help small and medium-sized businesses meet data privacy requirements for encryption key management with FIPS 140-2 certified appliance.

Some of the features and benefits of our AKMSS HSM include:

  • Out-of-the-box integration with SQL Server 2008
  • Utilizes Microsoft’s Extensible Key Management (EKM) interface to support Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) on SQL Server 2008
  • Based on our FIPS 140-2 certified AKM software
  • Reduces cost as a barrier for a professional data privacy compliance
  • Built to be integrated - the product is ready for partner integration

If you need key management for the Microsoft SQL Server world, please take a moment to contact us and see how you can add industrial strength compliance to your encryption project.

You can learn more about the solution here.  Additionally, we have a webinar titled "Encryption Key Management with Microsoft SQL Server 2008" that shows just how easy encryption key management can be on your SQL server.

John Earl, President & CEO

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Topics: Encryption, SQL, Encryption Key Management