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Virtually every major enterprise is moving to a cloud or multi-cloud environment as part of their digital transformation. In fact, according to our 2019 Thales Data Threat Report-Global Edition, 71% of respondents are using sensitive data in the cloud. This sensitive data as well as workloads in the cloud must be protected for compliance and security purposes.

Going all-in on AWS Cloud

Thales is addressing this very problem by adding support for the AWS CloudHSM as a root-of-trust for the Vormetric Data Security Platform. The combined solution enables customers to use FIPS 140-2 Level 3 AWS CloudHSM to protect the master key of virtual Vormetric Data Security Manager (DSM), which centralizes encryption key and policy management for the Vormetric Data Security Platform.

This solution:

  • Helps customers meet data security and compliance requirements. Thales customers can deploy a virtual DSM in AWS that uses FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated hardware to create and store the master encryption key to satisfy stringent compliance requirements; and,
  • Provides operational efficiency. AWS CloudHSM customers can quickly add new encryption, FPE, tokenization, masking, key management and other crypto functions across their AWS and on-premises infrastructure using the Vormetric DSM.

Going all-in on AWS Cloud

Fig. 1: Vormetric Data Security Manager with AWS CloudHSM as root of trust

A shared responsibility

AWS reminds its customers that “security is a shared responsibility” and this is no different with the integrated CloudHSM-Vormetric DSM solution. There is no better way to take responsibility for and control your data’s security than to employ encryption with HSMs and strong key management that you own and manage. The overall benefit with this integration is that organizations can achieve FIPS 140-2 Level 3 compliance in the cloud rapidly and effectively.

By supporting CloudHSM as a root of trust for Vormetric DSM, Thales customers can continue to use software they know well, while also benefiting from the economy and ease of use of fully managed HSMs in the AWS cloud.

To learn more about how this combined solution can secure your data in the cloud, please read our Vormetric Data Security Manager with AWS CloudHSM as Root of Trust solutions brief.

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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Data Security Blog | Thales eSecurity authored by Nisha Amthul. Read the original post at: https://blog.thalesesecurity.com/2019/06/10/going-all-in-on-aws-cloud/