Gemalto's New On-Demand Security Platform Plugs in Everywhere

Gemalto claims that SafeNet Data Protection On Demand solves thorny IT issues because it's a single data security-as-a-service platform that integrates smoothly with existing IT systems, DevOps tools and cloud services.

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Data security provider Gemalto is making it pretty easy to deploy a new-gen enterprise security system: No hardware or software needed; just log in and get protected--and this includes encryption.

The Amsterdam-based company on Nov. 6 launched a subscription service called SafeNet Data Protection On Demand, a centralized cloud-based services platform for companies to protect data, meet compliance mandates and manage the security of their business information in all their locations.

Gemalto and one of its biggest customers, IT consultant Capgemini, are showcasing the solution at Dreamforce 2017 in San Francisco through Nov. 9 at booth #1018.

As each year goes by, it gets more complicated to protect data across disparate IT infrastructures and hybrid cloud environments using conventional on-premises-based security packages. Gemalto claims that SafeNet Data Protection On Demand helps solve these issues by providing a single data security-as-a-service platform that integrates smoothly with existing IT systems, DevOps tools and cloud services to protect wherever data is created, accessed or stored.

Works With All the Big-Name Systems

The platform is designed to work with many of the most widely utilized IT products and technology companies, such as Amazon Web Services, Dell EMC, Google, IBM, Microsoft, NetApp, Huawei, Oracle and Salesforce. In addition, the company said, customers can develop and build secure higher-order use cases through proprietary and/or third-party APIs.

SafeNet requires no hardware or software to buy, configure or manage. Users simply pay monthly or yearly for the service. The cloud-based nature of the platform enables users to integrate security across all company IT systems and removes conventional barriers between line-of-business employees and DevOps teams, Gemalto said.

Gemalto also has a storehouse for apps and services that are available with a subscription to SafeNet. The marketplace includes:

  • Hardware Security Module on Demand: Provides protection for transactions, identities and applications by securing cryptographic keys and provisioning encryption, decryption, authentication and digital signing services.
  • Key Broker on Demand: Enables you to manage your keys to provide simple and secure control between your enterprise-controlled security and your SaaS and cloud service vendors such as Salesforce. 
  • Key Management on Demand: Provides a central way to manage encryption keys throughout their full lifecycle, supports Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) services and acts as a key broker for organizations extending their security policies into multi-cloud environments through “Bring Your Own Key” (BYOK).
  • Encryption on Demand: Protects sensitive data wherever it resides including files, folders, databases, storage environments and virtual machines.

Companies can benefit from Gemalto’s extensive partner ecosystem, which accelerates the integration of data security across their multi-cloud applications.

Gemalto will host a webinar Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. ET titled “Security Heretic: What Got Us Here Won’t Get Us There” on the topic of the changing data security landscape. Click here to register.

Chris Preimesberger

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