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Alliance Key Manager HSM Hosted in the Cloud

  • By Allie Philpin 
  • Category: News 
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Townsend Security, the go-to people when it comes to data privacy solutions, has announced that their encryption key management solution, Alliance Key Manager HSM, now comes with a ‘hosted in the cloud’ option.  Incorporating a high availability (HA) and production HSM, the solution is hosted through a series of dispersed data centres under an independently validated ITIL-based control environment, thereby meeting PCI DSS and SOC compliance requirements.

The Alliance Key Manager Hosted HSM from Townsend Security now offers FIPS 140-2 compliant, fully redundant encryption key management for cloud applications that are running in MS Azure, Hosting.com, Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, and other cloud environments, enabling companies to migrate applications to the cloud in complete safety, without having to deploy encryption key management within their data centres.  By using the cloud version of the encryption key management HSM, administrators are able to keep complete control of the encryption keys, and they can also migrate to an alternative hosting provider.

Patrick Townsend, CEO and founder of Townsend Security, said: “The top concern of enterprises moving to the cloud is data protection, and encryption key management is the cornerstone of a data protection strategy.  Cloud users and cloud providers now have an option for affordable encryption key management that is NIST FIPS 140-2 compliant, and full under their control.”

Other applications offered by Townsend Security that are ready-to-use and at no extra cost are for MS SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) and Cell Level Encryption, Volume and Folder encryption with TrueCrypt for Windows, and MS SharePoint encryption.

Townsend added: “Our announcement of a cloud key management KSM offering is one more step in our plan to make affordable and NIST validated encryption key management available to everyone.”

By Allie Philpin

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