Thales’ CipherTrust Data Security Platform as-a-Service


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

Thales says its CipherTrust Data Security Platform reduces the impact of external threats and overcoming 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, Thales says it provide users with a choice of key management deployment options from virtual machine, physical appliance, and hybrid cluster to include a cloud-based subscription service – all backed by a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Thales Luna Cloud Hardware Security Module (HSM).

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

Using CCKM, an industry-leading multi-cloud encryption key management solution, users centralise 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.

Todd Moore, Vice President of Data Security Products at Thales says, “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.” 

Gartner, 2023 Strategic Roadmap for Data Security Platform Adoption, Joerg Fritsch, Brian Lowans, 22 September 2022.


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