Google’s services increase the number of opportunities that enterprises have to increase efficiency, and improve service and product delivery. Whether those services come in the form of cloud storage or as remotely delivered office applications, Google offers tools to make the world more connected so businesses and individuals can take full advantage of the internet to advance their initiatives.
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Google Cloud Platform (GCP) consists of a set of physical assets, such as computers and hard disk drives, and virtual resources, such as virtual machines (VMs), that are contained in Google's data centers around the globe. Each data center location is in a region. Regions are available in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. This distribution of resources provides several benefits, including redundancy in case of failure and reduced latency by locating resources closer to clients.
The integration between Google Key Management Services and Thales solutions provides 100% confidence and key control, as opposed to storing keying material in the GCP. As a result, access to internal and highly sensitive data associated with GCP services such as Google Cloud Engine is completely under the customer’s control while still being transparent to end-users.
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CipherTrust Key Broker is integrated with Google Cloud EKM to make it easy for organizations to follow security and key management best practices while leveraging the power of Google Cloud for compute and analytics. Organizations are able to securely create and control their own encryption keys separate from where their sensitive data is being hosted. By generating their own encryption keys using CipherTrust Key Broker, organizations can verify the origin and quality of the keys they are providing to the cloud provider, while maintaining the original version of the key outside of the Google Cloud environment. Organizations hold their master keys in a Thales Luna Cloud HSM, which acts as the trust anchor for the CipherTrust Key Broker solution. This provides a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified root-of-trust, and ensures separation between data and encryption keys, helping to fulfill compliance and security requirements.
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Google Drive is an Internet-based service that allows users to store, create, and share files (documents, pictures, videos, and presentations etc.) in Google’s cloud from any computer, tablet, or phone. Data traveling to Google Drive can be protected through encryption using SSL. Thales integrates Google Drive with the CipherTrust Manager for key management services to secure the encryption keys used in SSL operations.
Google Cloud Storage offers world-wide data storage and retrieval at any time using a simple programming interface that allows developers to take advantage of fast and reliable networking infrastructure. Thales CipherTrust Manager integrates with Google Cloud Storage to manage the keys used for its encryption security. With Thales integration, users can generate, manage, and store encryption keys on CipherTrust manager for streamlined key administration.
Google Apps is a service that provides independently customizable versions of Google web applications, such as Gmail, Google Calendar, Docs, and Drive to enterprise customers. The SafeNet Trusted Access uses SAML to integrate with Google Apps to provide two factor authentication for secure identity verification.
Building on Thales’s award winning authentication service, SafeNet Trusted Access combines authentication and access management in a fully integrated cloud service. Our service lets you transform your business and operate securely in the cloud by preventing data breaches, simplifying access for users, and enabling compliance.
Our customers include over 25,000 organizations and 30 million users worldwide across all industries. Partnering with Thales for the long term, they trust our innovative access management and authentication services to help them securely adopt new ways of doing business on mobile, and in the cloud.
Resources and Additional Information:
SafeNet Authentication Service (SAS) is now SafeNet Trusted Access (STA).
For STA SAML integrations, please refer to STA Application Catalog. For STA RADIUS integrations, please refer to STA RADIUS Integration guides page on Thales Customer Portal.