If you’ve been following IT trends, you already know of the cost and uptime promise of the Cloud and managed infrastructure. Given its level of performance, integration, automation and global availability, the IBM SoftLayer cloud platform is an unmistakably attractive offering in this space. But what about the security of the data you migrate to the cloud? How do you know that it is safe? Who is responsible for keeping it safe? The truth is that the sole entity responsible, legally, for the security of the data is YOU—from the moment you take possession of it to the moment it’s deleted. No exceptions.
Ownership and management of data are two very different things. If the data is stolen—you are responsible. If the data is lost—you are responsible. If the data is manipulated—you are responsible. So, while it’s possible to outsource cloud management and to a certain degree, security, to IBM SoftLayer, you can’t outsource the responsibility for the data you put there. With this level of accountability, YOU have to be the one to secure that sensitive data.
Being able to own your encryption keys and prove that you have complete control of all of your data is crucial to meeting the requirements of many compliance standards, including PCI-DSS. The bottom line is that if you don’t use encryption or maintain ownership of your encryption keys, you can’t prove control of your data.
Today, SafeNet is announcing you will soon be able to encrypt sensitive workloads in IBM SoftLayer and manage your keys so you can migrate data to the cloud with the right tools to pass audits, remain compliant and keep your data secure. Two products will be available on IBM Cloud Marketplace in the coming weeks: SafeNet encrypts entire virtual machine instances and attached storage volumes while provides centralized enterprise key management for solutions like ProtectV-secured instances AND third-party encryption solutions such as IBM XIV storage, IBM N Series, and dozens of other devices and services.
SafeNet’s new solution brief, Virtual Machine Encryption - Key Management in the IBM SoftLayer Cloud, outlines how ProtectV and Virtual KeySecure can safeguard your data in the IBM SoftLayer cloud. As a technology partner of the world’s leading cloud providers, SafeNet’s years of experience with encryption and key management in these environments to help you address the compliance and security obstacles the cloud poses.
SafeNet will exhibit at IBM InterConnect from February 22-26, 2015. You can learn more about our customer-owned encryption solutions by visiting SafeNet at booth #923 and talking to us about our approach to encryption and key ownership in the cloud. You can see a full demonstration of ProtectV and Virtual KeySecure working together to protect sensitive data in the cloud.
It’s not just your data you’re protecting—it’s the data of your prospects, customers, clients, vendors, partners, and everyone you do business with. The power to secure it should reside with no one but you and your customer-owned keys.