Thales launches data Security Platform as a Service

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Published: 28 August 2023

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Recently Thales launched its CipherTrust Data Security Platform on a cloud-based, as-a-service subscription model

CipherTrust Data Security Platform reduces the impact of external threats and overcomes operational complexity by simplifying data security operations across on-premises and cloud environments.

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.

By introducing the CipherTrust Data Security Platform-as-a-service, it provides users with a choice of key management deployment options from a virtual machine, physical appliance, and hybrid cluster to include a cloud-based subscription service.

The flexible model removes the need for upfront investment in data security infrastructure and auto-scales to support capacity changes, ensuring high availability and resilience to meet industry-comparable Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

Regular updates to the service give on-demand access to the latest CipherTrust Data Security Platform offerings without disrupting business operations and provide real-time maintenance of CipherTrust instances. 

Using CipherTrust Cloud Key Management, an industry-leading multi-cloud encryption key management solution, users 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.

Thales Eyes Generative AI for Data Security

The CipherTrust Data Security Platform as a Service launch comes after Thales in June 2023 announced a partnership with Google Cloud to develop new data security capabilities powered by generative AI.

With the partnership, Thales will use AI to enhance its CipherTrust Data Security Platform's ability to discover, classify, and protect data in the cloud. This will help organizations eliminate security gaps and comply with data security mandates.

In addition, Thales has incorporated a machine learning feature powered by Google Cloud's Vertex AI into its Intelligent Protection service. This feature lets users classify their data into various categories and subcategories and utilize "named entity recognition" to explore different types of information, Thales said. It also uses semantic context to discover and classify information from corporate document repositories.

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