PARIS LA DÉFENSE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thales, the leading global technology and security provider, has announced the launch of its CipherTrust Data Security Platform on a cloud-based, as-a-service subscription model. This announcement demonstrates Thales’ commitment to give customers the choice and flexibility to consume the platform’s data discovery and classification, encryption, key management and secrets management capabilities in an as-a-service or traditional hardware or software offering. Thales CipherTrust Cloud Key Management (CCKM) is the first offering now available as an as-a-service offering.
Thales’s CipherTrust Data Security Platform supports customers in reducing the impact of external threats and overcoming operational complexity by simplifying data security operations across on-premises and cloud environments. The platform’s powerful key lifecycle management and data security tools help to reduce business risk and management time significantly and provide access to the platform’s unparalleled partner ecosystem of integrations with leading enterprise storage, server, database, application, and cloud vendors.
According to Gartner, by 2025, 30% of enterprises will have adopted broad spectrum Data Security Platform, up from less than 10% in 2021, due to the pent-up demand for higher levels of data security and the rapid increase in product capabilities.1 Today, the CipherTrust Data Security Platform is already delivering powerful outcomes for customers. Customers say they realized a 70% reduction in encryption and key management effort, a 35% reduction in the impact of a data breach, and a 50% reduction in interface development effort. This is according to a Thales-commissioned Forrester Total Economic Impact report on the benefits of the CipherTrust Data Security Platform.
Using CCKM, an industry-leading multi-cloud encryption key management solution, customers can centralize the lifecycle management of keys as they migrate sensitive data to the cloud. Compatible with all the major cloud service providers, CCKM includes support for cloud-native keys as well as multiple Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) and Hold Your Own Key (HYOK) services such as AWS XKS and Google Cloud EKM, which allow enterprises to control and maintain keys securely outside the cloud and separate from the CSP. Visibility across multi-cloud environments helps CCKM customers improve efficiency and comply with data protection mandates like digital sovereignty.
Customers can sign up for CipherTrust Data Security Platform-as-a-service offerings through Thales’s Data Protection on Demand Marketplace, a cloud-based online marketplace that provides a wide range of cloud data security, HSM and key management services. This platform-as-a-service will provide a single pane of glass view to enterprises and is currently hosted in data centers in Europe and North America, with additional data security services and regions to follow.
Todd Moore, Vice President of Data Security Products at Thales: “Thales has over 40 years of experience delivering encryption and key management solutions to thousands of customers. We’ve introduced the new cloud-based delivery model for CipherTrust Data Security Platform services to meet growing demands for business agility and interest in consuming our solutions as-a-service. Through this, we can simplify the deployment of encryption and key management by lowering the cost of ownership, reducing deployment time, and helping constrained enterprises address the mounting shortage of skilled security personnel.”
1 Gartner, 2023 Strategic Roadmap for Data Security Platform Adoption, Joerg Fritsch, Brian Lowans, 22 September 2022
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Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global leader in advanced technologies within three domains: Defence & Security, Aeronautics & Space, and Digital Identity & Security. It develops products and solutions that help make the world safer, greener and more inclusive.
The Group invests close to €4 billion a year in Research & Development, particularly in key areas such as quantum technologies, Edge computing, 6G and cybersecurity.