AMSTERDAM - Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today announced the availability of its SafeNet ProtectV solution on the Azure Marketplace, the online store that provides customers with choice, flexibility, and access to highly optimized and integrated applications and services ready to deploy in Microsoft Azure. Gemalto's SafeNet cloud-based encryption solution allows Azure customers to encrypt and protect their most sensitive data and applications in the cloud while maintaining compliance requirements and achieving high levels of data protection.
According to Gartner, the market for cloud system infrastructure services (IaaS) worldwide is expected to grow to $42.7 billion by 2019. Businesses are increasingly turning to elastic cloud services like Azure to run business-critical applications, but security and compliance remain top concerns. SafeNet ProtectV solves this challenge by delivering a simple and easy way to protect even the most sensitive and highly-regulated data in the cloud. By encrypting entire virtual machine instances and attached storage volumes, SafeNet ProtectV allows customers to separate security administration duties, enforce granular controls and establish clear accountability with audit trails and detailed compliance reporting.
"The ability to easily implement strong data protection and security in the cloud is a major factor for companies that are considering moving their sensitive workloads," said Todd Moore, Vice President of data encryption product management at Gemalto. "By working with Microsoft and a number of other cloud providers, we are making it simple for customers to deploy a robust encryption framework, allowing them to move to the cloud with confidence and providing enhanced security without compromising convenience. ProtectV provides the audit controls and visibility to secure that confidence."
"With the Azure Marketplace, Microsoft provides customers with choice, flexibility and access to highly optimized and integrated applications and services ready to deploy in the cloud," said Nicole Herskowitz, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Microsoft Azure. "By adding companies like Gemalto and its cloud-based data encryption solution, customers can benefit from a reliable technology that allows them to deliver new and innovative services to their end users."
Through its acquisition of SafeNet, Gemalto offers one of the most complete portfolios of enterprise security solutions in the world, enabling its customers to enjoy protection of data, digital identities, payments, and transactions - from the edge to the core. Gemalto's complete portfolio of SafeNet Identity and Data Protection solutions enables enterprises across many verticals, including major financial institutions and governments, to take a data-centric approach to security by utilizing innovative encryption methods, crypto management techniques, and strong authentication and identity management solutions to protect what matters, where it matters. Through these solutions, Gemalto helps organizations achieve compliance with stringent data privacy regulations and ensure that sensitive corporate assets, customer information, and digital transactions are safe from exposure and manipulation in order to protect customer trust in an increasingly digital world.
- SafeNet ProtectV in Microsoft Azure http://bit.ly/1hskoqn
 Gartner, Forecast: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2013-2019, 2Q15 Update, Ed Anderson et al., 30 June 2015.
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Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security, with 2014 annual revenues of EUR 2.5 billion and blue-chip customers in over 180 countries.
Gemalto helps people trust one another in an increasingly connected digital world. Billions of people want better lifestyles, smarter living environments, and the freedom to communicate, shop, travel, bank, entertain and work - anytime, everywhere - in ways that are enjoyable and safe. In this fast moving mobile and digital environment, we enable companies and administrations to offer a wide range of trusted and convenient services by securing financial transactions, mobile services, public and private clouds, eHealthcare systems, access to eGovernment services, the Internet and internet-of-things and transport ticketing systems.
Gemalto's unique technology portfolio - from advanced cryptographic software embedded in a variety of familiar objects, to highly robust and scalable back-office platforms for authentication, encryption and digital credential management - is delivered by our world-class service teams. Our 14,000 employees operate out of 99 offices, 34 personalization and data centers, and 24 research and software development centers located in 46 countries.
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