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Thales Joins the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance

By Ken Briodagh September 22, 2017

According to a recent announcement, Thales, a critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security developer, is now a member of the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance (ECA). Designed to foster innovation and promote awareness of partner solutions, the ECA membership reportedly will also help support Thales's ongoing software deployment in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

“Thales has a strong relationship with Microsoft. As part of our ongoing collaboration, we have delivered the Tokenization Server in Microsoft Azure Marketplace and "bring your own key" so enterprises may retain direct control of their encryption keys used in Microsoft Azure,” said CJ Radford, VP, Cloud, Thales e-Security. “The resulting Microsoft Azure Key Vault with enhanced key controls, enabled by the Thales nShield hardware security module (HSM), gives Azure customers the tools they need to safeguard sensitive data. We look forward to continued integration of our products with Microsoft Azure native solutions.”

Thales solutions currently available in the Azure Marketplace are the Vormetric Data Security Manager (DSM), which offers centralized, FIPS 140-2 certified key and policy management, and enhanced support for Vormetric Transparent Encryption Live Data Transformation, which mitigates the need for downtime when transforming or rekeying encrypted data.

Also available in Microsoft Azure is the Vormetric Tokenization Server, designed to enable workloads running in Microsoft Azure to tokenize data and offer dynamic data masking using simple REST API calls, the platform brings cloud elasticity to a security component that is critical to PCI-DSS compliance.

“The Enterprise Cloud Alliance Partner Program welcomes Thales which is developing and delivering best in class enterprise and cloud solutions in strategic engagements with Microsoft to accelerate business and innovation,” said Chris Lwanga, Principal, Cloud Ecosystem Engagement, Microsoft. “By developing solutions that leverage innovations in the Microsoft Intelligent Cloud, Thales will benefit from the promotion and access that are benefits of enrollment in the Enterprise Cloud Alliance to maximize their business opportunities.”


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

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