Thales News Release

Thales Releases Advanced Encryption Solutions For Secure Docker Containers, Simplified Deployment And Zero Downtime

December 8, 2016

Vormetric Data Security Platform expansion includes patented, non-disruptive encryption deployment and advanced Docker encryption

SAN JOSE, Calif. – December 8, 2016 – Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, today announced the release of new capabilities for its leading Vormetric Data Security Platform. These advances extend data-at-rest security capabilities with deeply integrated Docker encryption and access controls, the ability to encrypt and re-key data without having to take applications offline, FIPS certified remote administration and management of data security policies and protections, and the ability to accelerate the deployment of tokenization, static data masking and application encryption. Announced today by Thales:

  • General availability of Vormetric Transparent Encryption Live Data Transformation Extension: A patented solution that enables organizations to deploy and maintain encryption with minimal downtime. Enables initial encryption and rekeying of previously encrypted data while in use. Available previously as a pilot – now generally available.
  • Vormetric Transparent Encryption Docker Extension: Extends Vormetric Transparent Encryption’s OS-level policy-based encryption, data access controls and data access logging capabilities to internal Docker container users, processes and resource sets. Deploys and protects without the need to alter containers or applications. Enables compliance and best practices for encryption, control of data access, and data access auditing for container accessible information.
  • FIPS 140-2 level 3 certified remote data security management and policy control for Vormetric Data Security Manager V6100 appliance. This innovation enables organizations with the most stringent compliance and best practice requirements to easily manage the full Thales line of Vormetric data security platform solutions without physical visits to data centers.
  • Batch Data Transformation: Eases initial encryption or tokenization of sensitive database columns in environments that are protected with Vormetric Application Encryption or Vormetric Tokenization. Also supports Static Data Masking requirements.

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"IT system downtime is costly for any business, even when it is planned," said Bob Tarzey of UK-based Quocirca. "The financial consequences of IT disruptions arise from lost sales and productivity; in addition, consequent reputational damage can have a longer term knock-on effect," he added. "Downtime need not be caused by system outage, it can be due to data processing, which includes encryption. The idea behind Vormetric's Live Data Transformation is to solve this problem, even for large databases with high transaction volumes. Any organization which needs to ensure both constant data security and availability should take a look at such technology."

Compliance requirements and best practices increasingly call for organizations to encrypt and control access to sensitive data, while also logging and auditing information about sensitive data access. The company’s recent 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report revealed that perceived “complexity” is the number-one reason that enterprises do not adopt data security tools and techniques that support these capabilities more widely. These advanced data security controls directly address this problem by enabling enterprises to confidently support their digital transformation more easily and simply, and in more environments, than ever before.

“Thales continues to innovate by providing advanced data security solutions and services that delivers trust wherever information is created, shared, or stored,” said Vice President of Product Management for Thales, Derek Tumulak. “No other organization offers the depth and breadth of integrated data security solutions, or enables enterprises to confidently accelerate their organization’s digital transformation, like Thales.”

Availability: All new offerings are planned to be available in Q1 2017

About Thales

Thales + Vormetric have combined to form the leading global data protection and digital trust management company. Together, we enable companies to compete confidently and quickly by securing data at-rest, in-motion, and in-use to effectively deliver secure and compliant solutions with the highest levels of management, speed and trust across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. By deploying our leading solutions and services, targeted attacks are thwarted and sensitive data risk exposure is reduced with the least business disruption and at the lowest life cycle cost. Thales and Vormetric are part of Thales Group.

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.

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 soon in Hong Kong.


Dorothée Bonneil
Thales Media Relations – Security
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Liz Harris
Thales Media Relations
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