Combined solution offers certified, independently validated SSL security and key managementRSA Conference 2015, San Francisco, CA and Plantation, Fla. – April 21, 2015 – Thales, leader in critical information systems and cybersecurity, announces the integration of its nShield hardware security module (HSM) with Citrix NetScaler, an industry leading Application Delivery Controller (ADC) with TriScale technology, used in application delivery and desktop virtualization in the world’s largest cloud networks.Business critical applications handling sensitive information require robust security not only for compliance but to protect against targeted external attacks. SSL is the default means of encrypting data on the internet and internal networks. With an increasing proportion of connections managed by NetScaler encryption, Thales nShield HSMs provide an additional layer of security for SSL keys. Thales nShield HSMs ensure that the SSL keys used to secure all critical connections are not only protected, but can be trusted. Citrix NetScaler together with Thales nShield HSMs offers security-conscious customers an additional layer of security for their SSL keys to comply with corporate security requirements and government mandates as they encrypt their network and application traffic.Marissa Schmidt, director of product management at Citrix says: “Any device handling SSL-encrypted traffic is a point of risk within a network infrastructure, representing a target for hackers and cyber-criminals. Our customers are therefore demanding solutions that provide high levels of protection for the cryptographic keys that are stored within each device. We are pleased to have integrated Citrix NetScaler with Thales nShield HSMs to solve this problem. Thales is a world leader in critical information systems and cybersecurity and we believe the joint solution will provide great value to our mutual customers.”Richard Moulds, vice president strategy at Thales e-Security says:”As organizations increasingly rely on cryptography as part of their data protection strategy and to protect their application delivery systems, the importance of trusted, well implemented, secure SSL becomes paramount. This is particularly relevant in light of recent high profile vulnerabilities such as Heartbleed, SSL man-in-the-middle and Poodle. The deployment of FIPS-validated hardware is a long proven implementation to avoid such vulnerabilities, increasing the protection of the keys and making them easier to manage. The integration of Thales HSMs with Citrix NetScaler allows Citrix customers to take advantage of best-in-class cryptographic hardware protection and key management, adding a further layer of security and reducing their operational risk.”Thales nShield HSMs, certified to FIPS 140-2 level 3, provide tamper-resistant cryptographic key generation and management and integrate seamlessly with the Citrix NetScaler application delivery controller. By ensuring the cryptographic keys and certificates are used only for their authorized purposes, operational risk is reduced. The robust key management, storage and redundancy features offered by nShield guarantee availability of critical keys to support increasingly demanding transaction rates.Supporting resources:Solution brief: Visit the Thales booth South Expo #S607, RSA Conference, Moscone Center, San Francisco, April 20-24, 2015. For industry insight and view on the latest key management trends check out our blog at Follow Thales e-Security on Twitter @Thalesesecurity, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTubeAbout Thales e-SecurityThales e-Security is a leading global provider of trusted cryptographic solutions with a 40-year track record of protecting the world’s most sensitive applications and information. Thales solutions enhance privacy, trusted identities, and secure payments with certified, high performance encryption and digital signature technology for customers in a wide range markets including financial services, high technology, manufacturing, and government. Thales e-Security has a worldwide support capability, with regional headquarters in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong. About ThalesThales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 61,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €13 billion in 2014. With over 20,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its unique international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world. Positioned as a value-added systems integrator, equipment supplier and service provider, Thales is one of Europe’s leading players in the security market. The Group’s security teams work with government agencies, local authorities and enterprise customers to develop and deploy integrated, resilient solutions to protect citizens, sensitive data and critical infrastructure. Drawing on its strong cryptographic capabilities, Thales is one of the world leaders in cybersecurity products and solutions for critical state and military infrastructures, satellite networks and industrial and financial companies. With a presence throughout the entire security chain, Thales offers a comprehensive range of services and solutions ranging from security consulting, intrusion detection and architecture design to system certification, development and through-life management of products and services, and security supervision with Security Operation Centres in France and the United Kingdom.Contact: Dorothée BonneilThales Media Relations – Security+33 (0)1 57 77 90 Liz HarrisThales e-Security Media Relations+44 (0)1223 Citrix and NetScaler are trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. All other trademarks appearing in this piece are the property of their respective owner/s.Source: RealWire

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