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Thales launches cloud data control solution for SAP

Thales has launched its new cloud data protection solution aimed at protecting sensitive data stored in SAP applications in public cloud environments.

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Wed, 20 Jul 2022
Thales launches cloud data control solution for SAP
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The new capabilities that Thales and SAP are offering are designed to enable security teams to "own and centralise the control of their encryption keys across public clouds", while assisting with meeting compliance and regulatory requirements.

The introduction of Thales' external key management service, according to Dr Wasif Gilani, vice president and head of SAP data custodian, demonstrates commitment to the company's mission of protecting their customers' data.

"Thales' unmatched key management solutions will allow our customers to use the high-quality keys they know and trust when working with Data Custodian."


"The SAP Data Custodian was created to give our customers confidence that their data will be secure when utilising a public cloud." Gilani said.

The solution aims to enable customers to leverage the potential of SAP technology in the cloud by protecting sensitive data with enhanced external key management from Thales which is integrated with SAP Data Custodian in order to control and secure SAP data across public cloud environments.   

SAP customers can now leverage Thales' CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager to provide external key management services to the SAP Data Custodian.

CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager is designed to ensure full encryption key life cycle management and provides centralised key management to maintain control of sensitive SAP customer data across multiple public clouds.

According to Todd Moore, senior vice president of encryption products at Thales, the preference among enterprises to maintain and control their own high-quality keys for use in the cloud, while meeting regulatory compliance, has shifted.

"The integration of Thales' CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager and the SAP Data Custodian will make it easier for users to manage their multi-cloud encryption keys across leading cloud platforms.

"Enterprise cyber security leaders are well aware that external key management solutions are essential for protecting valuable data assets in the cloud.

"We will continue working with companies like SAP to develop the data security solutions needed to address our customer needs throughout the world," Moore said.

Building on a long-term relationship between the two companies on encryption and tokenisation solutions, the integration of Thales' CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager with SAP Data Custodian enables SAP customers to manage both native cloud keys as well as offering Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) and Hold Your Own Key (HYOK) support.

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