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Gemalto’s integration with NetApp to provide better data security for on-premises, cloud and hybrid data storage deployments 

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Gemalto, a leading provider of digital security software, announced that its cryptographic key management solution -SafeNet KeySecure, has been validated to be used with the new release of NetApp Volume Encryption (NVE), NetApp’s data management solution.

The Gemalto SafeNet KeySecure is an enterprise-grade key management platform which helps organizations to secure and centralize management of cryptographic keys, data and applications, whether they’re deployed in physical, virtualized infrastructure, or public cloud environments.

On the other hand, the NetApp Volume Encryption (NVE) is a software-based technology used to encrypt data at rest, one volume at a time. The storage systems encrypted using NVE can’t be read by other users in case it is repurposed, returned, misplaced or stolen.

“Data has become one of the most valuable assets for organizations, but as with anything with value, criminals are determined to get their hands on it,” said Todd Moore, Gemalto Senior Vice President for Encryption Products“With legislation forcing companies to reveal breaches such as the GDPR, which is due to come into effect in May, there will be nowhere for organizations to hide. This increase in attention means that they must find a way to control who has access to their data and ensure they’re putting in the necessary tools to protect it.”

For the validation, the Gemalto SafeNet KeySecure is built on NetApp Data Fabric software. It will provide NetApp customers the options to encrypt data at volume level rather than encrypting the entire disk drive, resulting in reduced costs.

Other than reduced costs, the customers will also be able to choose the storage media, have better deployment options, audit trails, better compliance, centralized key management and high availability.

“The NetApp Alliance Partner Program enables us to join forces with the best and brightest in the industry, to address the storage and data infrastructure needs of today’s complex enterprise environments,” said Deepak Visweswaraiah, Senior Vice President, Manageability Products and Solutions Group, at NetApp“As a result of working with the world leader in digital security, we can now offer our customers peace-of-mind that their data is safe and compliant.”​

The new solution will support data privacy and data security compliance standards, like EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will be enforced from May 2018.

With GDPR law, the companies will need to implement strict data protection policies to safeguard the user data like IP information, cookies, name, contact or address and ensure that it is not publicly available.

Also read: Cloudflare launches DNS resolver for faster and privacy-focused internet experience

Gemalto has been providing digital security applications for years now, and had posted a revenue of around $3.6 billion in 2017.

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