AWS Customers Can Enforce Control and Maintain Compliance with SafeNet Cloud-Based Encryption and Secure Key Management

BALTIMORE, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SafeNet, Inc., a global leader in data protection, today announced key enhancements to SafeNet ProtectV that allow customers to encrypt Amazon EC2 workloads and maintain full ownership of encryption keys, with no need for on-premise hardware. SafeNet ProtectV with Virtual KeySecure is now available to run entirely on Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure and is compatible with AWS CloudHSM, allowing customers to retain full ownership of their encryption keys while deploying entirely in the cloud.  Through the AWS Marketplace, SafeNet ProtectV and Virtual KeySecure are available in a pay-as-you-go pricing model similar to AWS cloud services.  


SafeNet's encryption and key management solutions further enable AWS customers to move their most sensitive data and applications into the cloud while maintaining high levels of data protection. Combining the flexibility of the AWS cloud and strength of SafeNet's encryption offerings creates a convenient solution for customers to optimize the level of security required for even the most critical workloads.

"Security is top of mind for organizations migrating sensitive data to the cloud," said Wendy Nather, research director, Enterprise Security Practice, 451 Research. "Part of the problem is orchestrating security policies and key management across different environments. However, as companies like SafeNet make their offerings available both on premise and for cloud platforms such as AWS, enterprises can feel more confident that they are creating the same level of security across the board."

About SafeNet's Encryption and Key Management Solutions

SafeNet's cloud-based encryption and key management solutions are now available on the AWS Marketplace and include the following:

  • Encryption - ProtectV is a high-availability encryption solution with pre-boot authentication for protecting entire virtual machine instances and storage volumes.
  • Key Management - Virtual KeySecure is a hardened virtual security appliance that manages and securely stores the encryption keys for ProtectV.

"We are excited to work with SafeNet to make ProtectV and Virtual KeySecure available to customers in the AWS Marketplace," said Terry Wise, Director, Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, AWS. "The combination of SafeNet's enterprise encryption and key management, along with AWS' highly scalable, secure and flexible platform, is a compelling offering for customers deploying sensitive workloads in AWS. Making these solutions available on the AWS Marketplace provides customers with a simple, trusted, and secure way to quickly leverage SafeNet security offerings on demand."

"SafeNet ProtectV is a complete, well-designed solution that runs in AWS environments," said Marcus Fritsche, chief technology officer, Informa Group IT. "ProtectV gives us a robust, well-defined process for protecting data so we can effectively retain the control we need over our sensitive information, harnessing the business benefits of AWS cloud offerings securely."

SafeNet will demonstrate their Data Protection Solutions for AWS, including Encryption Service, at the AWS re:Invent Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 12-15, 2013,  at booth #300.

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About SafeNet
Founded in 1983, SafeNet, Inc. is one of the largest information security companies in the world, and is trusted to protect the most sensitive data for market-leading organizations around the globe. SafeNet's data-centric approach focuses on the protection of high-value information throughout its lifecycle, from the data center to the cloud. More than 25,000 customers across commercial enterprises and government agencies trust SafeNet to protect and control access to sensitive data, manage risk, ensure compliance, and secure virtual and cloud environments.

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