Thales announces keyAuthority 4.0, the industry’s most comprehensive hardened key manager, providing full support for Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) version 1.1. Developed by the OASIS standards body, KMIP will be a critical enabler of broad enterprise key management that can span numerous encryption use cases and cryptographic applications.
Enterprises today understand the importance of cryptography to ensure the security of critical data – both on premise and in the cloud. However this creates a significant key management challenge, particularly as the number of applications and devices, often from different vendors, increases. To combat complexity, unnecessary operational costs and to ease compliance, valuable operational efficiencies can be gained by centralizing and automating key management. The value of separating key management tasks from the applications that use the keys is further increased in virtualized and cloud environments, where organizations can retain in-house control of keys and still take advantage of cloud-based encryption and data storage. KMIP is the first widely accepted industry standard for key management allowing organizations to gain these benefits while applying consistent controls and security policies.
With KMIP 1.1 protocol support, enterprises are now able to expand the numbers and types of encryption applications supported under a single, unified key management system to achieve consistent security policy, simplified administration, auditing/reporting and economies of scale.
With the broad industry acceptance of KMIP, customers can deploy key management solutions to solve immediate needs with the confidence that they can be extended to support future use cases with minimal impact. keyAuthority 4.0 provides KMIP-enabled interoperability for encryption-enabled products from leading vendors including Brocade, NetApp and Quantum.
keyAuthority 4.0 offers the broadest and most complete support for KMIP 1.1, combined with market-proven enterprise capabilities such as the automation of key lifecycle management controls, high scalability, redundancy, support for multi-tenant environments and sophisticated administrative role separation and key segregation.
Delivered in a tamper-resistant and tamper-evident hardware platform certified to the stringent FIPS 140-2 Level 3 standard, keyAuthority 4.0 offers long-term reliable protection of keys on behalf of an organization’s most critical applications and sensitive data.