Cloud-based key management service helps businesses to retain control of critical assetsPlantation, FL – 12 August 2016 – Thales, leader in critical information systems, cyber security and data protection, announces support for AWS Key Management Service (KMS) with enhanced security and control through bring your own key (BYOK) with hardware key protection.
With Thales hardware security modules (HSMs) and key management on premises, organizations can take control of the lifecycle of the keys they use in the cloud, and revoke or retire those keys as necessary.

This gives organizations flexibility in deploying applications in the cloud while retaining control of critical business operations in-house.
Jon Geater, Chief Technology Officer at Thales e-Security says:“As organizations focus on moving their more sensitive data and applications to the cloud, sound encryption key management has become a more important consideration.

The ability to manage cryptographic keys in-house and release them to cloud providers only on a ‘need to use basis’ is becoming an increasingly powerful tool and one that Thales has the proven experience and expertise to deliver. Moreover, local control over the generation and storage of keys can help organizations meet the security and compliance requirements needed in order to run their most sensitive workloads in the cloud.”
Find out more about AWS Key Management Service here https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-bring-your-own-keys-with-aws-key-management-service/
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About Thales e-SecurityThales e-Security + Vormetric have combined to form the leading global data protection and digital trust management company.

Together, we enable companies to compete confidently and quickly by securing data at-rest, in-motion, and in-use to effectively deliver secure and compliant solutions with the highest levels of management, speed and trust across physical, virtual, and cloud environments.

By deploying our leading solutions and services, targeted attacks are thwarted and sensitive data risk exposure is reduced with the least business disruption and at the lowest life cycle cost.

Thales e-Security and Vormetric are part of Thales Group. www.thales-esecurity.com
About ThalesThales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 62,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14 billion in 2015. With over 22,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements.
Its exceptional 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.

Thales solutions secure the four key domains considered vital to modern societies: government, cities, critical infrastructure and cyberspace.
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 data protection and trust management, 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, the United Kingdom and The Netherlands.
Press contactsThales, Media Relations SecurityDorothée Bonneil+33 (0)6 84 79 65 86dorothee.bonneil@thalesgroup.com
Thales, Media Relations e-SecurityLiz Harris+44 (0)7973 903648liz.harris@thales-esecurity.com

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