This week Amazon Web Services sent an email to our AWS customers informing them that Alliance Key Manager was no longer available in the AWS Marketplace. This email message was inaccurate and misleading. Townsend Security is committed to providing dedicated, compliant key management solutions to AWS customers, as well as to other cloud platform customers, and continues to make our solution available on the AWS Marketplace.
This is from the email message sent by Amazon:
We are writing to inform you that, as of 10 October 2018, Townsend Security will no longer offer "Alliance Key Manager for AWS" to new subscribers on AWS Marketplace.
In fact, Townsend Security posted a new version of Alliance Key Manager on AWS this week, and withdrew the older version. The withdrawn version is Alliance Key Manager version 4.5. The new version is Alliance Key Manager version 4.6, which adds new support for VMware vSphere and vSAN encryption key management. You can find the current version of Alliance Key Manager in the AWS Marketplace here:
Both versions of Alliance Key Manager remain under full software support and maintenance. You can upgrade to the new version if and when you wish to.
Please be aware that Amazon prevents us from knowing your customer details when you use the fee-based offering on AWS. Unless you register with us we won't be able to inform you if we have important updates and security patches. If you are an Alliance Key Manager customer on AWS, please register with us here.
Our goal is to provide you with the best key management and encryption solutions on the AWS platform. You always have exclusive control of your encryption keys and neither Amazon nor Townsend Security can manage or access your keys.
If you have any questions please contact us here.