Thales expands partnership with Google Cloud to increase customer trust in the cloud

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  • Expanded partnership provides agencies with a clear path to confidently use highly sensitive data in Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Enables “Data Encryption Everywhere” – a solution that combines Google Cloud’s confidential computing with Thales’ CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager (CCKM)
  • Thales’ CipherTrust data security platform allows users to create and manage encryption keys, enabling users to transfer data to Google Cloud’s secure computing services

Building on a strong, long-standing relationship between the two companies, Thales and Google Cloud are working together to expand their collaboration to help those migrating workloads to Customers in the cloud enhance data security. Thales and Google Cloud solution enables Ubiquitous Data Encryption – a unified approach that enables customers to , full control of data in use and in transit. This solution leverages the power of Google Cloud’s Confidential Computing, a breakthrough technology that encrypts data in use during processing, and Thales’ CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager, Help customers create and manage encryption keys in Google Cloud.

Trust in the cloud continues to grow

According to the Thales Data Threat Report 2021 , more than half (51%) of organizations are moving their workloads and data to the public cloud. In this case, data security and data control become more important. The integrated solution from Thales and Google Cloud ensures the confidentiality of customer data by ensuring that data at rest, in transit and in use cannot be accessed by cloud service providers.

With the ubiquitous data encryption enabled by Google Cloud, organizations can now use highly sensitive data in the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The specific implementation of this technology is that data usage is empowered only through secure virtual machines (VMs), while encryption keys are hosted outside of GCP, and key management is performed through an external cloud key manager (such as CipherTrust) .

Nelly Porter, Group Program Manager, Google Cloud Security, said: ” To facilitate future-proof and secure data transfer, we must give full control to our customers. Google Cloud’s ubiquitous data encryption enables end users to reduce data storage and in-transit data storage. Including trust issues. By introducing trusted third-party platforms such as Thales’ CipherTrust data security platform, we are able to provide customers with the data security solutions they need to help them seamlessly encrypt and decrypt sensitive and proprietary There is information.”

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Ensure unbreakable key management

The integrated solution utilizes Thales’ CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager (CCKM), which enables users to create encryption keys and set rules for wrapping and unwrapping each key to support a variety of specialized secure computing use cases .

Todd Moore, vice president of encryption products at Thales, said: “ Since 2017, we have been working with Google Cloud to give enterprises more control over the security of their data, thereby increasing their trust in the cloud. Co-development of a trusted cloud in France, which will also be powered by our CipherTrust solution. Our strong support for Google Cloud ‘Data Encryption Everywhere’ reaffirms our shared vision to provide organizations around the world with solutions to help them securely control and manage data anywhere.”

Enhancing customer control over data

As end users move sensitive workflows and data to the cloud, Thales’ CipherTrust data security platform helps users maintain full ownership of data on-premises and in the cloud. The new integrated solution for GCP represents a new use case for Hold Your Own Key (HYOK). It stems from Thales’ extensive experience building HYOK solutions for customers migrating workloads to the public cloud.

For Google Cloud customers using secure virtual machines powered by AMD EPYC™ processors, data in use can be encrypted using Secure Encrypted Virtualization, an advanced security feature provided by AMD EPYC™ CPUs. With confidential computing, customers can be confident that their data will remain private and encrypted even during processing.

Raghu Nambiar, corporate vice president, Data Center Ecosystems and Solutions, AMD, added: ” Confidential computing addresses a critical security issue facing many organizations today when migrating their sensitive applications to the public cloud. The Google Confidential Virtual Machine is handled by AMD EPYC. Supported by the server and using the Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) function provided by the processor, it realizes data protection at a glance in the application, and helps customers protect the valuable information in the use of public cloud applications.”

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