Olympia, WA (PRWEB) February 10, 2014
Townsend Security, a leading authority in data privacy solutions, today announced Alliance Key Manager for Windows Azure. Deployed as a virtual machine in Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Azure, the solution relies on the same FIPS 140-2 compliant technology as the company’s flagship Alliance Key Manager HSM.
This solution directly addresses security concerns that CISOs and Security Architects have regarding adopting the cloud. Key management is critical for effective encryption and data protection in ever-evolving virtual and cloud environments. By using Alliance Key Manager for Windows Azure, business leaders can now provably meet industry standards and best practices for protecting their sensitive data and business applications.
Available at no extra charge, Townsend Security includes ready-to-use security applications for Microsoft SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) and Cell Level Encryption, Microsoft SharePoint encryption, Volume and folder encryption with TrueCrypt for Windows, and other applications. There are never extra fees for deploying client-side applications.
“Encryption and key management have become a key strategic IT security issue. Protecting your encryption keys mitigates the risk of data breaches and cyber-attacks, as well as protects an organization’s brand, reputation and credibility,” said Patrick Townsend, CEO of Townsend Security. “Through our relationship with Microsoft we can provide customers with the encryption and key management tools for Windows Azure.”
“In line with Microsoft’s longstanding and deep commitment to security, Windows Azure is designed to meet the highest security standards,” said Sarah Fender, director, Windows Azure Product Marketing. “Townsend Security builds on that security foundation, helping address enterprise customers’ need for data protection in the cloud. Townsend Security’s Alliance Key Manager for Windows Azure gives Windows Azure customers a comprehensive encryption key management solution to help safeguard data and meet compliance requirements.”
Alliance Key Manager for Windows Azure at a glance:
Alliance Key Manager for Windows Azure is available for a free 30-day trial.
About Alliance Key Manager for Windows Azure
Townsend Security’s Alliance Key Manager for Windows Azure allows enterprises to properly manage their encryption keys while meeting security requirements in less time and at a lower cost. Using the same FIPS 140-2 validated key management technology available in Townsend Security’s HSM and in use by over 3,000 customers worldwide, Alliance Key Manager for Windows Azure provides full life-cycle management of encryption keys for a wide variety of applications to help organizations meet PCI DSS, HIPAA, and PII compliance.
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. 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.