Thales News Release

Thales Enhances Vormetric Data Protection Platform Scalability And Cloud Readiness With Thales Orchestrator

September 23, 2016

Automates encryption deployment and management to reduce costs, support high scale environments

SAN JOSE, Calif. – September 22, 2016 – Vormetric, a Thales company, and a leader in enterprise data protection for physical, virtual, big data, and cloud environments, today announced Thales Orchestrator. Thales Orchestrator reduces the costs of protecting data-at-rest across organizations, enabling enterprises and cloud service providers to easily scale their use of encryption within their data center, public, private and hybrid cloud environments with orchestration for the Vormetric Data Security Platform of products.

The Vormetric Data Security Platform from Thales already integrates into the offerings of more than forty leading cloud services, and into the operations of more than 1500 enterprises, worldwide. With the release of Thales Orchestrator, Thales extends the reach of the platform to meet the emerging needs of enterprise customers for integrated, fast, DevSecOps ready data security deployment and management across their public, private and hybrid cloud environments. For cloud service providers the solution not only accelerates operations, but enables decreased time from order to revenue.

Thales Orchestrator is the latest in an impressive set of recent innovations that extend Thales leadership in data protection by eliminating barriers to the use of encryption solutions, and reducing the risk of adopting new technologies that help to drive growth and innovation:

  • Live Data Transformation. A patented solution that allows enterprises to deploy encryption and rotate encryption keys without having to take critical applications off line.
  • Key Management as a Service. A cloud based service that simplifies the management of Salesforce Platform Encryption key lifecycles.
  • BYOK for AWS. Bring Your Own (encryption) Key management for AWS with Thales HSMs.
  • Fast Vaultless Tokenization. In-line tokenization that enables fast throughput and lower maintenance costs with Vormetric Tokenization.
  • Docker Encryption and Access Controls. Docker data-at-rest encryption and access controls that help to assure container images and file systems are controlled and secure.

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Increasingly, enterprises recognize that sensitive data permeates their organizations. Compliance, regulation, customer requirements and simple prudence in the face of multi-layer attacks drive their need protect this information. As a result, enterprises need to deploy and maintain data protection on thousands of physical and virtual servers within their data center and cloud environments without increasing resource usage and costs. Success requires tools that automate data protection processes at scale, support low total cost of ownership and reduce complexity.

Cloud service providers face the added complication of constantly changing resource usage. Systems and applications must be deployed, managed and decommissioned in minutes. Time from order to in-service is also a critical measure of customer satisfaction, and can directly affect top-line revenue. Orchestration enables the required speed and agility to do meet these needs, and is a prerequisite for data protection solutions that operate within these large scale environments. The manual processes of the past, with their speed limitations, and opportunities for error, are not an option.

Simply Encrypt Everything

As identified in the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report, complexity is the top concern of cloud and enterprise organizations with using data protection. Simplicity is critical, and requires solutions that combine state-of-the-art protection for data combined with easy deployment, scalability and manageability. Thales Orchestrator is explicitly designed to meet these needs. The solution reduces the cost of using and maintaining Vormetric products with simple automation of deployment, configuration and maintenance, at scale and across enterprise internal, hybrid and cloud environments. The orchestrator includes a pre-built connection to Chef, a configuration and automation tool widely used in cloud and enterprise environments. In addition, RESTful APIs enable existing and evolving enterprise and cloud IT automation systems to integrated with the orchestrator.

“Thales Orchestrator directly addresses cloud provider and enterprise needs to easily scale and maintain data protection.” said Vice President of Product Management, Derek Tumulak. “Orchestration makes it even easier for organizations to adopt and encrypt everything strategy and provide strong protection for their data wherever it resides. The solution’s open APIs are another critical element, enabling the scaling of data protection operations across local and cloud environments with hundreds to thousands of physical and virtual servers and a wide variety of automation and management tools.”

To learn more about global trends and perceptions about data security, download The Vormetric 2016 Data Threat Report.

About Vormetric, a Thales company

Vormetric’s comprehensive high-performance data protection platform helps companies move confidently and quickly. Our seamless and scalable platform is the most effective way to protect data wherever it resides—any file, database and application, in any server environment. Advanced transparent encryption, powerful access controls and centralized key management let organizations encrypt everything efficiently, with minimal disruption. Regardless of content, database or application—whether physical, virtual or in the cloud—Vormetric Data Security enables confidence, speed and trust by encrypting the data that builds business. Vormetric Data Security was recently acquired by Thales Group and is now a Thales company.

Please visit: and find us on Twitter @Vormetric.

About Thales

Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 62,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14 billion in 2015. With over 22,000 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.

Drawing on its strong cryptographic capabilities, Thales is a global leader in data protection and one of the world leaders in cybersecurity products and solutions for defence, critical infrastructure operators, industrial and financial companies. Covering the entire cybersecurity chain, Thales offers a comprehensive range of services and solutions that includes: cybersecurity consulting and testing, cyber-secured software centric system design / development / integration and certification, provision and through-life management of data protection products and services, secured IT outsourcing and cloud computing solutions, as well as managed security services based on our network of Security Operation Centers in France, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.


Andy Kicklighter
Vormetric Media Relations
+1 408-908-6260
akicklighter@vormetric.comDorothée Bonneil
Thales Media Relations – Security
+33 (0)1 57 77 90 89
dorothee.bonneil@thalesgroup.comLiz Harris
Thales Media Relations
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