Thales has announced a new collaboration with Google Cloud that it says will accelerate the ability of enterprises to safely migrate sensitive data between public cloud, hybrid and private IT infrastructures.
The two companies will jointly offer new capabilities that enable security teams to own and control their encryption keys while helping to fulfill heightened regulatory requirements amidst today’s highly-distributed workforce.
Building on a multi-year history of innovation around a variety of cloud security initiatives, Thales and Google Cloud say they will empower customers to leverage the full potential of Google Cloud technology for sensitive workloads while gaining the external key management needed to control and secure data across hybrid cloud IT environments.
“New capabilities are critical to cloud migration and security, especially with such accelerated growth in this area,” explained Sunil Potti (pictured), vice president and general manager of Google Cloud Security. “True to our mission, we’ve forged this deeper relationship with Thales to further protect our customer’s most sensitive information. Companies of all shapes and sizes are dealing with an extremely fluid and dynamic business environment where even the best lines of defence are constantly being battle tested. Together with Thales, we acknowledge the current set of circumstances and remain vigilant to provide customers with the most advanced solutions that address today’s cybersecurity needs as well as those that are emerging on the horizon.”
Sebastien Cano, senior vice president for cloud protection & licensing at Thales, added, “Our collaboration with Google Cloud truly embodies the technology leadership needed to place the control of data directly into the hands of our customers. Companies no longer need to put their sensitive data in untrusted environments and relinquish control of their coveted encryption keys. It has become abundantly clear that an evolution in data protection is taking place at a global level as security professionals work together to build a shared-responsibility security model between enterprise customers and providers. With this joint innovation effort, we’re supporting organisations as they move to the cloud with confidence.”
Google Cloud and Thales say this collaboration simplifies the security of moving to multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, and edge-cloud environments. By working with Thales to handle application and data security in the cloud, Google Cloud customers can now maintain strong data sovereignty with encryption key visibility and lifecycle management.