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The offer coincides with the new Fortanix HSM Gateway.
April 22, 2020
Fortanix today announced the new Fortanix Legacy HSM Replacement program. The free trial program lets partners offer customers a migration path from their legacy hardware security modules (HSMs).
The runtime encryption platform vendor also announced a new extension to its Fortanix Self-Defending Key Management Service (SDKMS). The extension, the Fortanix HSM Gateway, integrates cloud applications and databases with legacy on-premises HSMs. This enables optimized data security for on-premises, public cloud and hybrid cloud environments.
Fortanix’s Faiyaz Shahpurwala
“Enterprise customers we work with are trying to accelerate their migration to public cloud, but many are held back by the complexity of migrating or reproducing their legacy HSM and key management infrastructure in the cloud,” said Faiyaz Shahpurwala, chief product officer at Fortanix. “Fortanix HSM Gateway adds a critical new capability to Fortanix Self-Defending KMS that provides a single consistent management and application interface for on-premises, hybrid and public cloud workloads.”
The Fortanix Legacy HSM Replacement program gives free licenses for the Fortanix HSM Gateway extension with the purchase of Fortanix Self-Defending Key Management Service (KMS) licenses.
Customers can get started immediately with the Fortanix Self-Defending Key Management service. This allows them to address security needs. And then, customers can migrate to the Fortanix HSM gateway over time.
Fortanix introduced its Fortanix’ Self-Defending Key Management Service, a cloud service in 2017. It delivers its runtime encryption technology to protect applications and data during use. SDKMS uses Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX) to protect sensitive data during runtime.
The new extension, Fortanix HSM Gateway offers multiple business beneifts. It allows businesses to reduce management costs, accelerate cloud migration and simplify data security, according to the vendor.
The HSM Gateway is designed to provide customers a single consistent management and application interface across Fortanix and legacy HSMs.
The extension was customer driven It grew out of challenges associated with integrating, migrating and replacing their existing HSMs for their on-premise workloads. They were forced to maintain separate architectures.
Fortanix HSM Gateway connects to the legacy HSMs customers have and makes their keys manageable and accessible through Fortanix. “The keys stay secure in the existing HSM, while applications and databases (on-premises or in the cloud) get a single source of cryptographic services, and security teams get a single pane of glass to manage and audit,” Vishal Gupta, product management leader, cloud and cybersecurity at Fortinix, wrote in a blog.
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