Cloud services providers (CSPs) and other channel partners looking to provide cloud-based security services to their customers have a new option to consider. Data protection vendor SafeNet has launched ProtectV for Service Providers, which is being positioned as an encryption-as-a-service offering that enables service providers to offer enhanced data protection and access control to their customers.
Deployed as part of a service provider's infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering, ProtectV for Service Providers was designed to provide full encryption of virtual machines and storage volumes that customers can use to protect their data while also segregating it from the provider and other customers. It prevents unauthorized data access by providing more control over segregation in multi-tenant environments.
"ProtectV for Cloud Service Providers will help cloud infrastructure vendors drive adoption of their services by assuring customers that their critical data will remain under their control, even in shared environments," said David Etue, vice president corporate development strategy at SafeNet, in a prepared statement. "Organizations that were once wary of moving sensitive workloads to the cloud, particularly in highly regulated industries, can now do so more confidently. That makes this a win both for the customers and for service providers."
SafeNet is making the encryption-as-a-service offering available through Amazon Web Services and VMware-based cloud platforms.
As SafeNet noted in its announcement, industry analysts believe up to 70 percent of organizations will be using virtualization by the end of 2015.
"By adding the ability to offer encryption-as-a-service through SafeNet along with our IaaS solutions, we are helping our customers move to the cloud with confidence," said Tomas Novak, CTO at Cloud4com, a SafeNet partner, in a prepared statement. "As a service provider, SafeNet ProtectV enables us to differentiate our offerings from other cloud providers, build greater relationships with customers, and create more revenue opportunities."