DATA SECURITY

Futurex Announces Support for Google Cloud External Key Manager

Futurex | October 12, 2021

Futurex’s key management technology and Google Cloud EKM give customers more control over encryption keys to maximize data security, privacy, and compliance

BULVERDE, Texas, October 12, 2021 — Futurex, a leader in hardened, enterprise-class data security solutions, today announced support for Google Cloud External Key Manager (EKM), giving customers more control over encryption keys. Google Cloud EKM gives users full separation between their data and encryption keys, enabling users to create, store, and manage their encryption keys in a third-party key management service (KMS) — such as Futurex’s key management servers (KMES). Users can turn to Futurex KMES Series 3, a FIPS 140-2 Level 3-validated key management enterprise server, or Futurex's VirtuCrypt cloud service to handle all cryptographic key lifecycle management to maximize data security, privacy, and compliance.

“We continue to add security and flexibility for Google Cloud users, giving them full control of the location, distribution, and access of their externally-managed keys,” said Bahul Harikumar, Head of Infrastructure Security Partnerships at Google Cloud. “Google Cloud EKM and Futurex give users more security options and more control.”

Futurex’s robust key management platform is globally available and highly scalable, providing a versatile, external key service using fully-validated HSM and cloud technology. In addition to solutions for Google Cloud External Key Manager, Futurex’s KMES Series 3 offers:
  • Cloud key management
  • Data protection
  • Public key infrastructure (PKI)
  • Certificate Authority (CA)
  • Code signing
  • Vaultless tokenization
  • Integration with numerous 3rd-party applications and services

“Google Cloud’s commitment to encryption is evidenced by its support for external key management partners and we are thrilled to support Google Cloud EKM with our FIPS 140-2 Level 3-validated systems,” said Ryan Smith, vice president, global business development, at Futurex. “Futurex’s centralized encryption makes everything easier by fulfilling multiple key management use cases in a single platform.”

Futurex’s Google Cloud EKM can be deployed via Futurex on-premises key management servers, Futurex’s VirtuCrypt Cloud, or an on-premises/cloud hybrid. For more information on Futurex’s support for Google Cloud EKM, visit futurex.com. Google Cloud will be showcasing its Cloud EKM at its Google Cloud Next ‘21 conference, taking place October 12-14, 2021.

About Futurex
For more than 40 years, Futurex has been a trusted provider of hardened, enterprise-class data security solutions. More than 15,000 organizations worldwide, including financial services providers and corporate enterprises, have used Futurex’s innovative hardware security modules, key management servers, and enterprise-class cloud solutions to address their mission-critical systems, data security, and cryptographic needs. This includes the secure encryption, storage, transmission, and certification of sensitive data. For more information, please visit futurex.com.

Spotlight

Maximum Event Security.

Spotlight

Maximum Event Security.

Related News

DATA SECURITY, ENTERPRISE IDENTITY, ENTERPRISE SECURITY

Salt Security Strengthens Executive Leadership Team as Demand for API Security Accelerates

Salt Security | October 28, 2022

Salt Security, the leading API security company, today announced additions to the leadership team to support growth in employees and customers worldwide. Salt has established two new executive leadership roles, naming Renee Hollinger as Chief People Officer and Amelia Forrest Kaye as Vice President of Customer Success. Both Hollinger and Kaye will play pivotal roles in supporting the company's operations and expanding global customer base. Over the past 12 months, Salt Security has expanded its customer base by more than 300%. New Salt customers include Zoom Communications, Aon, New American Funding, Moneris, Riskified, Open Line NL, and many others. To support this growth, Salt has increased its customer success team six fold, including international representation in Europe, Africa, and Latin America. "Both Renee and Amelia are accomplished leaders within the technology and security industries with deep expertise shepherding human resource functions and growing customer success teams, respectively. "As API security risks continue to rise, having their experience shaping our initiatives will ensure that Salt continues our leadership role in this market we've pioneered. Their contributions will be instrumental in how we take care of our own people and our customers as we grow worldwide." Michael Nicosia, COO and co-founder, Salt Security Hollinger joins Salt with more than 20 years' experience in human resources, having held leadership positions at well-known global brands such as The Gap, Urban Outfitters, Warner Brothers and Levi Strauss. Hollinger also served as Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources, at ironSource, a leading business platform for the app economy. Most recently, Hollinger was Chief Human Resource Officer at Reltio, a software management provider, where she played a key role in expanding the company's global employee footprint. "I am excited to join Salt at such a pivotal time in the API security industry," said Hollinger. "Salt Security provides the most proven and robust API security solution available. I was drawn to the company's culture of trust and integrity, and I look forward to fostering an environment where all our employees can thrive and succeed as we rise to meet growing demand for our market-leading technology." As an experienced global customer success leader with over 15 years' experience in customer and client success, Kaye joins Salt from Tanium, a provider of converged endpoint management, where she led the company's customer engagement function. Prior to Tanium, she held management positions at Deloitte and Reflektive. "I am privileged to join a company that recognizes that phenomenal customer service has become a critical business differentiator," said Kaye. "As our customer base continues to grow, I look forward to working with this talented customer success team to deliver ongoing value and exceed customer expectations in every step of the API security journey." Today's announcement follows a slew of recent strategic initiatives at Salt Security. Most recently, CrowdStrike, a leader in cloud-delivered protection of endpoints, cloud workloads, identity and data, publicly announced its strategic investment in Salt Security via its investment arm, Falcon Fund. Salt has also recently expanded its channel program, making the Salt platform more broadly available to companies around the globe through an increasing network of distributors, channel partners, consultancies, and integrators. On October 26, Salt Security will be hosting its second API Security Summit, featuring conversations with AWS, Google, CrowdStrike, MuleSoft, and other partners, customers, and industry experts. More information about the event and registration can be found here. Salt also introduced its refreshed branding in concert with the API Security Summit. About Salt Security Salt Security protects the APIs that form the core of every modern application. Its patented API Protection Platform is the only API security solution that combines the power of cloud-scale big data and time-tested ML/AI to detect and prevent API attacks. By correlating activities across millions of APIs and users over time, Salt delivers deep context with real-time analysis and continuous insights for API discovery, attack prevention, and shift-left practices. Deployed in minutes and seamlessly integrated within existing systems, the Salt platform gives customers immediate value and protection, so they can innovate with confidence and accelerate their digital transformation initiatives.

Read More

DATA SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY

Radware Launches New Cloud Security Center in Taiwan

Radware | August 30, 2022

Radware® , a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions, announced the launch of a new cloud security center in Taiwan. The facility will enable customers in Taiwan to secure their datacenters, networks, web and mobile applications, and their APIs with minimal latency, as well as mitigate compliance processes involved in offshore routing. The new security center will protect customers against denial-of-service attacks, web application attacks, malicious bot traffic, and attacks on APIs. This includes the OWASP Top 10 Web Application Security Risks for 2021, OWASP Top 21 Automated Threats to Web Applications, OWASP API Security Top 10, as well as volumetric distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) and application-level DDoS attacks. According to Radware’s First Half 2022 Global Threat Analysis Report, during the first six months of 2022: The number of malicious DDoS attacks climbed 203% compared to the first six months of 2021. The average number of DDoS events per month, per customer was almost 1.5 times higher in the first half of 2022, compared to 2021 and 2020. The number of malicious web application transactions grew by 38%, compared to the first six months of 2021, surpassing the total number of malicious transactions recorded in 2020. “As the size and speed of cyberattacks continue to rise, the launch of the new cloud security center in Taiwan enables us to deliver faster mitigation response times in the region along with the highest levels of security protection,” said Haim Zelikovsky, vice president of Radware’s cloud security services business. “The center also meets a growing demand for local security that complies with data sovereignty requirements.” The new security center in Taiwan is the latest addition to Radware’s cloud security network. Today, the network includes over 10Tbps of mitigation capacity across more than 50 security centers located around the globe. “Radware continues to make investments in protecting businesses and governments alike from the growing threat of cyberattacks. "Taiwan is located within an influential hub in the Asia-Pacific region. Information security is regarded as a national security issue. Setting up a cloud security center in Taiwan will help improve information security standards and increase regional cyber defenses.” Alan Lee, regional director for Radware in Taiwan and Hong Kong About Radware Radware® is a global leader of cyber security and application delivery solutions for physical, cloud, and software defined data centers. Its award-winning solutions portfolio secures the digital experience by providing infrastructure, application, and corporate IT protection, and availability services to enterprises globally. Radware’s solutions empower enterprise and carrier customers worldwide to adapt to market challenges quickly, maintain business continuity, and achieve maximum productivity while keeping costs down. For more information, please visit the Radware website.

Read More

DATA SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY

BlackBerry Strengthens Cybersecurity Platform to Provide Customers with Greater Threat Identification, Remediation Capabilities, and Endpoint Support

BlackBerry | October 27, 2022

Today at the BlackBerry Security Summit, BlackBerry Limited announced powerful enhancements to its AI-based cybersecurity portfolio that will help customers strengthen their overall security posture, improve workflows, and ensure business resilience. Capabilities include enhanced data context for zero-trust network access, and faster, more efficient operations to stay one step ahead of today's and tomorrow's threats. "BlackBerry is focused on delivering solutions that help businesses safeguard their sensitive data, solve challenges and stay on top of a rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape. "These new capabilities further strengthen our end-to-end approach to cybersecurity that's deeply rooted in the advanced intelligence of our Cylance® platform, which time and again has been proven to identify and stop attacks before they can even start." Billy Ho, Executive Vice President, Security Products at BlackBerry Key enhancements include: BlackBerry® UEM BlackBerry UEM's unrivalled maturity allows customers to benefit from new APIs that offer significantly reduced administrative overhead. This is in addition to stronger integration of all Google services from ChromeOS to Android, offering unified administration and an improved user experience. BlackBerry UEM will also offer greater eSIM integration to enhance a user's digital SIM experience. CylancePROTECT®, CylanceOPTICS®, CylanceGUARD® Threat hunters now have access to a single-pane view of the most critical issues with the ability to act quickly. Significant updates across triage and analysis workflows provide a dramatically improved user experience that reduces operational burden, improves investigation speed, and lowers the total cost of ownership; critical for analysts as they investigate and respond to endpoint threats. CylanceGATEWAY™ In addition to endpoint, network, and user telemetry, BlackBerry's ZTNA offering, CylanceGATEWAY, now provides data access and leakage visibility via a newly launched data loss detection module, CylanceAVERT™. CylanceGATEWAY also receives enhanced network anomaly detection to identify threats, broadened support for cloud workspaces and more granular access control. By constantly monitoring data and application access patterns across endpoints, email, and SaaS applications, organizations are now better equipped to detect and prevent malicious activity, including compromised accounts and insider threats, which Gartner estimates are responsible for 50 to 70 percent of all security incidents and 75 percent of all security breaches. "The cybersecurity workforce shortage has elevated the need for efficiency to be as important as efficacy as security professionals aim to stay ahead of a constant barrage of complex, competing and evolving threats," said Frank Dickson, Group Vice President, Security and Trust at IDC. "Added controls, workflow improvements and contextual nuance provide organizations with the ability to act quickly in detecting and responding to endpoint threats and are in desperate need by an industry facing a critical talent gap." The UX workflow improvements and data context additions will be available later this year and early next year through CylancePROTECT, CylanceOPTICS, CylanceGUARD, CylanceGATEWAY, and BlackBerryUEM offerings. About BlackBerry BlackBerry provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world. The company secures more than 500M endpoints including 215M vehicles. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company leverages AI and machine learning to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, safety, and data privacy solutions, and is a leader in the areas of endpoint security, endpoint management, encryption, and embedded systems. BlackBerry's vision is clear - to secure a connected future you can trust.

Read More