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Gemalto and NetApp Partner for AWS Storage Security

Digital security company Gemalto NV today announced it was teaming up with storage and data management company NetApp Inc. to blend their respective products into an integrated storage security solution for Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) customers.

The unified offering, SafeNet Virtual KeySecure for NetApp Cloud ONTAP, is featured on the AWS Marketplace. It features SafeNet Virtual KeySecure technology from Gemalto, integrated with NetApp Cloud ONTAP, a storage OS that extends enterprise storage services to the cloud.

Gemalto said the solution lets enterprises seamlessly store and encrypt data and applications within virtual environments while still allowing for business agility and complete ownership of encryption keys. The latter was listed as a distinguishing feature for the new solution.

"Organizations moving to cloud-based services are seeking storage network encryption that protects data used in their applications without affecting user productivity," the company said in a statement today. "Many existing encryption services can integrate with cloud services but fall short by failing to provide customers with complete control over the keys that govern access to stored data."

The new solution enforces customizable data access security policies in order to provide centralized key management.

"NetApp's storage expertise is a perfect fit with Gemalto's proven key management technology," said Gemalto exec Todd Moore in a statement today. "AWS users can now turn to NetApp to manage, store and protect their data can do so even more confidently than ever before, while maintaining 100 percent ownership of their encryption keys."

The solution is available now with hourly and annual subscription pricing, with a 30-day trial available.

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David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine.

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