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Encryption Key Management HSMs in the Cloud

Posted by Patrick Townsend on Oct 14, 2013 8:53:00 AM

It’s truly fascinating to watch one of the great technology paradigm shifts, isn’t it? We now take for granted that the applications we use run in the cloud and organizations are moving applications to the cloud as quickly as possible. It’s an amazing transformation of how technology is delivered to consumers and organizations of all types.

Resource Kit: Key Management in the CloudIn this midst of this transformation and migration to the cloud, one issue remains at the top of everyone’s mind: Security.

Protecting sensitive data in the cloud has all of the same challenges as protecting data in on-premise IT infrastructure, and some new challenges as well. For example, when you use encryption to protect your data assets, security best practices say that you should use encryption key management hardware security modules (HSMs) to protect encryption keys. But where does this critical security device reside when your applications live in the cloud?

Our new Alliance Key Manager Cloud HSM solution is designed to answer this question. Starting today, we now offer our FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption key management HSM in the cloud. Cloud application vendors and cloud users can now get the best encryption key management without having to deploy HSMs in their own data center.

Here are a few highlights of our new offering:

  • Alliance Key Manager HSMs in a secure cloud platform
  • PCI-DSS and SOC validated secure physical infrastructure
  • Only you have access to your key managers - no cloud provider access or administration is allowed
  • Production and HA key servers always included
  • Real-time key server mirroring with geographic, network, and power redundancy
  • Server monitoring and notification included with the license
  • Client-side encryption applications at no additional charge. Quickly and easily protect SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL and other databases.
  • Cloud provider independence - you control your cloud provider choices
  • Affordable options for perpetual and subscription licensing
  • No set up fees through December 31, 2013!

I am proud of our leadership in encryption key management for enterprises large and small. This is the first cloud HSM offering that gives you exclusive control over your key management strategy and independence from your cloud provider.

Here at Townsend Security we are dedicated to making the best possible data protection easy-to-use and affordable for every size organization. If you thought that good encryption key management was out of reach, let us show you a new way forward. Evaluations are fast, easy, and free.


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