Thales Joins the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, is now a member of the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance (ECA). Designed to foster innovation and promote awareness of partner solutions, the ECA membership will also help support Thales's ongoing software deployment in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

Thales solutions currently available in the Azure Marketplace are the Vormetric Data Security Manager (DSM), which offers centralized, FIPS 140-2 certified key and policy management, and enhanced support for Vormetric Transparent Encryption Live Data Transformation - a technology that mitigates the need for downtime when transforming or rekeying encrypted data.

Also newly available in Microsoft Azure is the Vormetric Tokenization Server. Enabling workloads running in Microsoft Azure to tokenize data and offer dynamic data masking using simple REST API calls, the platform brings cloud elasticity to a security component that is critical to PCI-DSS compliance.

CJ Radford, VP of Cloud for Thales e-Security says:
"Thales has a strong relationship with Microsoft. As part of our ongoing collaboration, we have delivered the Tokenization Server in Microsoft Azure Marketplace and "bring your own key" so enterprises may retain direct control of their encryption keys used in Microsoft Azure. The resulting Microsoft Azure Key Vault with enhanced key controls, enabled by the Thales nShield hardware security module (HSM), gives Azure customers the tools they need to safeguard sensitive data. We look forward to continued integration of our products with Microsoft Azure native solutions."

Chris Lwanga, Principal, Cloud Ecosystem Engagement at Microsoft Corp says:
"The Enterprise Cloud Alliance Partner Program welcomes Thales which is developing and delivering best in class enterprise and cloud solutions in strategic engagements with Microsoft to accelerate business and innovation. By developing solutions that leverage innovations in the Microsoft Intelligent Cloud, Thales will benefit from the promotion and access that are benefits of enrollment in the Enterprise Cloud Alliance to maximize their business opportunities."

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About Thales eSecurity
Thales eSecurity is the leader in advanced data security solutions and services that deliver trust wherever information is created, shared or stored. We ensure that the data belonging to companies and government entities is both secure and trusted in any environment - on-premise, in the cloud, in data centers or big data environments - without sacrificing business agility. Security doesn't just reduce risk, it's an enabler of the digital initiatives that now permeate our daily lives - digital money, e-identities, healthcare, connected cars and, with the internet of things (IoT), even household devices. Thales provides everything an organization needs to protect and manage its data, identities and intellectual property, and meet regulatory compliance - through encryption, advanced key management, tokenization, privileged-user control and high-assurance solutions. Security professionals around the globe rely on Thales to confidently accelerate their organization's digital transformation. Thales e-Security is part of Thales Group.

About Thales
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 64,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of EUR14.9 billion in 2016. With over 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.

Positioned as a value-added systems integrator, equipment supplier and service provider, Thales is one of Europe's leading players in the security market. The Group's security teams work with government agencies, local authorities and enterprise customers to develop and deploy integrated, resilient solutions to protect citizens, sensitive data and critical infrastructure.

Thales offers world-class cryptographic capabilities and is a global leader in cybersecurity solutions for defence, government, critical infrastructure providers, telecom companies, industry and the financial services sector. With a value proposition addressing the entire data security chain, Thales offers a comprehensive range of services and solutions ranging from security consulting, data protection, digital trust management and design, development, integration, certification and security maintenance of cybersecured systems, to cyberthreat management, intrusion detection and security supervision through cybersecurity Operation Centres in France, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Hong Kong.

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