Bring Your Own Key (BOYK) with CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager

SECURITY IS A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY

For virtually every organization today, the adoption of multiple cloud services continues to expand. The Cloud Security Alliance emphasizes the importance of shared responsibility in its latest Security Guidance v4.0. Shared responsibility means that Cloud Solution Providers (CSPs) own the responsibility to secure the infrastructure that runs their cloud services. Data owners are responsible for protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their data in the cloud.

Cloud Providers increasingly offer their own encryption services as a convenience to their customers. But, the imperative for customer management of encryption keys for cloud provider encryption keys is growing quickly. A growing number of cloud providers offer “Bring Your Own Key” (BYOK) services. BYOK services enable users to separate key management from provider-controlled encryption, offering a crucial layer of separation of duties and control.

CIPHERTRUST CLOUD KEY MANAGER

CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager from Thales TCT delivers key generation, separation of duties, reporting, and key lifecycle management that help fulfill internal and industry data protection mandates, with optional FIPS 140-2-certified secure key sources. Both CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager and its key sources are available in all-software, cloud-friendly offerings and may be found in several cloud provider marketplaces for fast instantiation. Further, deployment in any cloud is wholly separated from cloud provider access, and keys can be managed in the cloud in which the solution is deployed as well as any other reachable, supported cloud.

CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager supports a growing list of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS providers. SaaS solutions include Microsoft Office365, Salesforce.com and Salesforce Sandbox. Supported IaaS/PaaS solutions include Amazon Web Services, AWS GovCloud, Microsoft Azure, Azure Stack, Azure GovCloud, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, and Google Workspace Client-side encryption, Salesforce.com, SalesForce Sandbox and SalesForce GovCloud Plus.

Enjoy Enhanced IT Efficiency

CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager centralizes encryption key management from multiple environments, presenting all supported clouds and even multiple cloud accounts in a single browser tab. Advanced cloud key management capabilities include automated key rotation, key expiration handling, and cloud key vault synchronization. These dramatically reduce the time required for cloud key life cycle management. CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager goes well beyond support for BYOK with full key lifecycle management of native cloud keys as well as keys generated by its key sources.

Gain Strong Key Control and Security

Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) services enable customers to separate key management from provider-controlled encryption, offering a crucial layer of separation of duties and control. CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager delivers key generation, separation of duties, reporting, and key lifecycle management that help fulfill internal and industry data protection mandates, with optional FIPS 140-2-certified secure key sources.

Fulfill Best Practices

Separate encryption key control from data encryption and decryption operations for compliance, best security practices and control of your data. Gain operational insights on encryption key usage with dashboards, reports and logs provided by CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager.

Meet Organizational Needs with Flexible Deployment Options

CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager is available in multiple form factors to meet any organization’s needs. Both CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager and its key sources are available in all-software, cloud-friendly offerings and may be found in several cloud provider marketplaces for fast instantiation. Further, deployment in any cloud is wholly separated from cloud provider access, and, keys can be managed in the cloud in which the solution is deployed as well as any other reachable, supported cloud. For example:

  • A key source may be on-premises for compliance
  • A CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager instance may be deployed in Amazon Web Services or any other cloud supported for deployment
  • From there it can manage keys in AWS, Salesforce or Azure or other supported clouds

Many similar combinations are possible!

Inherently Automation-Friendly

In addition to its internal automation features which themselves provide crucial IT efficiency gains, operations for both CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager and its key sources may be fully implemented through RESTful API’s.

Key Life Cycle Automation

With the click of a button or an API request, keys are marked for automated key rotation. From then on, CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager performs key rotation automatically with comprehensive logging for IT efficiency and enhanced data security. Key rotation may be specified for keys without expiration dates, or specifically for keys to be rotated prior to their expiration dates. Multiple schedules per cloud are available.

Strong Encryption Key Security

CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager leverages the security of CipherTrust ManagerThales Luna Network HSM or the Vormetric Data Security Manager to create keys. Secure storage is provided for clouds that deliver backup keys which can mitigate accidental key deletion in cloud consoles. You control full key metadata control during upload and for keys in use.

True Multi-Cloud Support

With support for Amazon Web Services and AWS GovCloud, Microsoft Azure, Azure Stack, Azure GovCloud, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud Platform and Google Workspace Client-side encryption, Salesforce.com, SalesForce Sandbox and SalesForce GovCloud Plus

Comprehensive Key Management

Deploy CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager with any number of keys already created at the cloud provider. Create cloud-native keys in the cloud console as needed. CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager will automatically synchronize, at intervals you can define, its key database with the provider’s. Key attributes such as expiration rules and usage options are all maintained. You can request creation of cloud-native keys, as well as upload BYOK-keys, from the CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager console. If cloud provider rotation rules for native keys are insufficient, you can rotate keys under the control of CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager.

CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager goes well beyond Cloud Bring Your Own Key: It is a comprehensive cloud key life cycle manager.

The Compliance Tools You Need

CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager has the full range of logs and reports you need for fast compliance reporting, including a per-cloud operational logs and a range of pre-packaged key activity reports.

Support for Emerging Technologies

With support for Salesforce.com cached keys, CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager adds Hold Your Own Key technology to BYOK. As a component of its RESTful APIs for the next level of automation, the product includes support for Azure Service Principle and AWS Assumed Role authentication mechanisms.

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