Thales News Release

Vormetric To Offer Key Management-as-a-Service For Salesforce Shield Platform Encryption

July 13, 2016

Enables enterprises to easily maintain and control encryption keys for Salesforce data

SAN JOSE, Calif. – July 12, 2016 – Vormetric, a Thales company and a leader in enterprise data protection for physical, virtual, big data and cloud environments, today announced that it is participating in a pilot program to offer Key Management-as-a-Service (KMaaS) for Salesforce Shield Platform Encryption.

Salesforce Shield Platform Encryption enables enterprises using Salesforce to natively encrypt data at rest across their Salesforce apps without compromise to business functionality. Vormetric Key Management-as-a-Service for Salesforce adds controls that enable organizations to help meet compliance and best-practice requirements by storing, managing and maintaining tenant secrets used to derive encryption keys within a secure Vormetric-hosted environment.

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Management of Salesforce encryption key lifecycles

In order to meet compliance mandates, data residency requirements and best practices, enterprises using Salesforce Shield Platform Encryption may need to address some additional requirements for managing keys:

  • Encrypted keying material storage separated from key usage locations
  • Segregated management of tenant secret creation, rotation, deactivation and destruction
  • Separation of duties for key management based upon organization and locale
  • Auditing of encryption key management, usage and access

Vormetric’s KMaaS enables organizations to easily meet these requirements, while making use of Salesforce’s SaaS-based platform to eliminate the need to deploy, maintain and resource encryption key management tasks.

Simplifying encryption key management

As identified in the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report, complexity is the top concern that organizations identified when considering the use of encryption and other data protection solutions. Vormetric KMaaS for Salesforce helps eliminate this complexity, enabling rapid deployment directly integrated with Salesforce and simplifying interfaces that can help organizations immediately begin protecting their sensitive data stored within Salesforce applications.

Vormetric’s management of tenant secrets used to derive encryption keys also eliminates the problems organizations typically encounter with on-premises installations, including integration and configuration of physical hardware and software. In addition, dedicated interfaces for Salesforce Shield Platform Encryption make it easier for security administrators to fully utilize encryption key management tasks.

“Past data encryption options for SaaS resulted in reductions to business functionality, as encryption services were not integrated with SaaS infrastructure,” said Vormetric Vice President of Cloud CJ Radford. “This combined solution with Salesforce represents a new milestone – offering a complete, flexible encryption solution. Salesforce Shield Platform Encryption provides the robust encryption service, while Vormetric provides complementary capabilities to further address needs to meet compliance and best practices for managing of encryption key lifecycles outside of Salesforce. And all without the need for enterprises to become cryptographic experts.”

A limited pilot is available. For more information on Vormetric Key Management as a Service for Salesforce offering, please visit: Vormetric Key Management as a Service

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

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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 an 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.

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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 and telecommunication 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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