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Enterprise Key Management

Centralised Key Management for Microsoft SQL TDE, Oracle TDE, KMIP-compliant encryption products and more

Once an organisation encrypts data on third party servers, storage infrastructure and devices, it depends on centralised enterprise key management to generate, distribute, store, rotate and revoke/destroy cryptographic keys associated with that encrypted data, wherever it resides.

Enterprise Key Management solutions from Thales, enable organisations to centrally manage and store cryptographic keys and policies for third-party devices including Microsoft SQL TDE, Oracle TDE and KMIP-compliant encryption products. CipherTrust Enterprise Key Management delivers a robust, standards-based platform for managing encryption keys from disparate sources across the enterprise. It simplifies the administrative challenges around encryption key management to ensure that keys are secure and always provisioned to authorised encryption services.


Enterprise Key Management System Diagram


  • Benefits
  • Features
  • Specifications

Unify Key and Certificate Management

Leverage CipherTrust Manager for managing keys for Thales data protection connectors and third-party applications including Microsoft SQL TDE, Oracle TDE, and KMIP-compliant encryption products.

Improve Operational Efficiency

Enterprise Key Management simplifies the process of managing cryptographic keys, enabling security teams to gradually consolidate the management of encryption across the enterprise that can reduce cost of ownership and minimise overall risks.

Prevent Unplanned Downtime

Minimise key availability and redundancy, leveraging secure replication of keys across multiple appliances with automated backups. Automated alerts help prevent unexpected key expiration.


  • CipherTrust KMIP server supports a broad range of KMIP compatible devices and environments and is implemented wherever enterprises need to comply with compliance standards, regulations or best practices with strong, secure, centralised encryption key management. Devices and environments include storage arrays, hyper-converged infrastructure stacks, VMware environments, MySQL databases, tape drives and many others.
  • CipherTrust TDE Key Management provide lifecycle management for Oracle TDE Master Encryption Keys and Microsoft SQL Server database encryption keys to meet compliance and best practice requirements.
  • CipherTrust Manager is the foundation for Thales Enterprise Key Management solutions. It is available as a virtual and physical FIPS-compliant appliance with high-availability clustering, that protects, tracks and reports on third-party digital certificates and encryption keys.


Manage Security Objects

  • X.509 certificates
  • Symmetric and asymmetric encryption keys


  • Secure-web, CLI, REST API
  • Bulk import of digital certificates and encryption keys
    • Validates on import
  • Command line scripts

Key and Certificate Formats for Search, Alerts, and Reports

  • Symmetric encryption key algorithms: 3DES, AES128, AES256, ARIA128, ARIA256
  • Asymmetric encryption key algorithms: RSA1024, RSA2048, RSA3072, RSA4096
  • Digital certificates (X.509): DER, PEM, PKCS#7, PKCS#8, PKCS#12

Third-Party Encryption

  • Microsoft SQL TDE, Oracle TDE, IBM Security Guardium Data Encryption, KMIP-clients
  • Example partners: Nutanix, Linoma, NetApp, Cisco, MongoDB, DataStax, Huawei

API Support

  • RESTful, Microsoft Extensible Key Management (EKM), OASIS KMIP

Key Availability and Redundancy

  • Secure replication of keys across multiple appliances with automated backups


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