More complex e-commerce and enterprise sites are built using Drupal than ever before. Because these sites often collect and use sensitive user information, these businesses have a responsibility, and often a compliance mandate, to encrypt it.
Olympia, WA (PRWEB) January 27, 2014
Townsend Security, a leading authority in data privacy solutions, today announced that they have released the first encryption key management module for the Drupal content management system (CMS). With Key Connection for Drupal, administrators are now able to keep their encryption keys secure and meet compliance regulations by storing them outside of the Drupal database and only using them when encryption/decryption happens.
Drupal developers who need to protect sensitive data know that storing their encryption keys within the CMS puts their data at risk for a breach. Additionally, almost every business must adhere to data security regulations set forth by industry standards groups. Anyone who is using Drupal to collect and store sensitive data (email addresses, personally identifiable information, e-commerce checkout process, etc.) needs to make sure this data is held safely to help prevent costly data breeches.
Key Connection for Drupal, combined with Townsend Security’s FIPS 140-2 compliant Alliance Key Manager, enables Drupal users to easily protect their sensitive data in the cloud or on an external virtual or physical appliance. For organizations that need to meet compliance requirements, this means they are provably meeting industry standards and best practices.
Townsend Security has partnered with Cellar Door Media as the premier provider of encryption and key management integration within Drupal. Chris Teitzel, Founder and CEO, commented, “More complex e-commerce and enterprise sites are built using Drupal than ever before. Because these sites often collect and use sensitive user information, these businesses have a responsibility, and often a compliance mandate, to encrypt it. The first module of its kind available within Drupal, Key Connection for Drupal brings the high level of security that Townsend Security is known for to a rapidly growing platform.”
“Key Connection for Drupal makes the process of enterprise level encryption quick and easy, allowing developers to spend less time worrying about their data and more time creating the exciting products their customers desire. The open source Drupal community has done great work and we are glad to help extend this work to enterprise users of Drupal,” said Patrick Townsend, CEO of Townsend Security.
About Alliance Key Manager and Key Connection for Drupal
By deploying the no-cost Key Connection for Drupal module, organizations can access Townsend Security’s Alliance Key Manager. The solution is FIPS 140-2 compliant and allows enterprises to properly manage their encryption keys while meeting security requirements in less time and at a lower cost. Additionally, Alliance Key Manager supports on-appliance encryption and decryption services so that your encryption key is always kept separate from the data it protects. The encryption key manager is available in the cloud or as a hardware security module (HSM).
About Townsend Security
Townsend Security creates data privacy solutions that help organizations meet evolving compliance requirements and mitigate the risk of data breaches and cyber-attacks. Over 3,000 companies worldwide trust Townsend Security’s NIST-validated and FIPS 140-2 compliant solutions to meet the encryption and key management requirements in PCI DSS, HIPAA/HITECH, FISMA, GLBA/FFIEC, DIACAP, SOX, and other regulatory compliance requirements. Learn more at http://www.townsendsecurity.com.