Fortanix, recently recognized as the Gold Award Winner in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, for the company’s Self-Defending Key Management Service™ (SDKMS) is pleased to announce they have earned the Level 1 certification of the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2, a U.S. government computer security standard used to approve cryptographic modules.
Users can have full confidence that Fortanix has passed strict government requirements, validating SDKMS’s ability to maintain the confidentiality and integrity of protected information.
SDKMS offers key management, HSM, and tokenization as a service – all rolled into one product with infinite scalability for number of keys and number of operations. It has support for both legacy and new applications with PKCS#11, KMIP, JCE, MS-CAPI, MS-CNG, and REST interfaces.
(Fortanix Self-Defending Key Management System (SDKMS) is a key management solution offered as an on-demand cloud service that enables you to secure and monitor every business-critical application with a few clicks. No longer are you bound by bulky HSMs, capacity planning, and operational overhead of managing a large number of appliances. No longer do you need to run a separate solution for your on-prem and cloud applications. Courtesy of Fortanix and YouTube.)
Customers use SDKMS to encrypt their databases (Oracle, Microsoft SQL server, MongoDB, etc.), run their certificate authority, manage their cloud secrets, and encrypt their VMware vSAN clusters.
SDKMS is a FIPS 140-2 validated solution that can meet various compliance requirements, such as GDPR and PCI.
SDKMS was built using Intel Software Guard Extensions® (Intel® SGX) to achieve FIPS Level 1 certification, and delivers Runtime Encryption technology to protect keys, applications and data during use.
(Learn More about Fortanix Runtime Encryption for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Courtesy of Fortanix and YouTube. Posted on Jun 18, 2018.)
“At Fortanix, security is our highest priority,” explains Niel Nickolaisen, Senior VP and Chief Technology Officer, O.C. Tanner.
“Now, with FIPS Level 1 validation of its Self-Defending Key Management Service, we are delighted that SDKMS is compliant with the federal norms and our data is encrypted with maximum security.”
“FIPS can be a very effective tool when dealing with regulators.”
“Fortanix offers an unmatched level of security that applies to our on-premises and cloud infrastructure.”
FIPS Level 1 validation gives users U.S.-backed certified confidence in the cryptographic security measures of SDKMS, the certification helps in the regulatory compliance measures of some customers, including those in the federal, financial services and healthcare sectors.
“FIPS Level 1 certification is a significant achievement for Fortanix, particularly for compliance for federal and other regulations that are important to customers,” added Ambuj Kumar, Co-Founder and CEO of Fortanix.
“Users and partners alike have the assurance that Fortanix protects data in use and cloud data that is now backed by the U.S. government.”
(Hear from Ambuj Kumar to learn more in this interview with Digital Anarchist at RSA Conference 2019. Courtesy of Fortanix and YouTube. Posted on Mar 21, 2019.)
Fortanix is solving today’s cloud security and data privacy problem, by decoupling security from the infrastructure, and removes complex and intractable security challenges experienced with current solutions.
Running applications in protected enclaves enables a new level of deterministic security on premise, in hybrid environments, and even on remote clouds, protecting data even when systems are compromised.
Some components of SDKMS are already FIPS Level 3 certified, while Level 3 certification for the Fortanix hardware is currently underway.
Fortanix Takes Gold in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
Best Encryption Solution
Self-Defending Key Management Service (SKMS)
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.
Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
- Argonne National Laboratory
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission Office of Personnel Management
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- Viasat, Hanwha Techwin, Lenel, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Verint, Canon U.S.A., BriefCam, Pivot3, Milestone Systems, Allied Universal, Ameristar Perimeter Security and More!
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.
The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program was Proudly Sponsored by ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Automatic Systems, Desktop Alert, and Royal Holdings Technologies.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland SecurityAwards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.
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