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[April 16, 2018]

Thales Vormetric Data Security Platform Completes VMware Cloud Certification and is Designated VMware Ready

SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA Conference 2018 – Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, announces its Vormetric Data Security Manager with Vormetric Key Management is now certified through VMware's Cloud Certification Platform and has achieved VMware Ready status for VMware vSphere and vSAN. The VMware Ready designation indicates Thales and VMware solutions interoperate seamlessly, enabling secure, compliant, and manageable operations.

Thales (PRNewsFoto/Thales)

While both VMware vSphere and vSAN have built-in encryption, with Thales' VMware Ready status, the solutions can now leverage key management capabilities from Thales. Thales is an Elite member of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner program, and VMware is a member of the Thales Alliance for Solution and Application Providers (ASAP) partner program.

By consolidating key management, Vormetric Key Management fosters consistent policy implementation across multiple systems and reduces training and maintenance costs. The solution also aids VMware customers in meeting compliance requirements. Regulations such as the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) require organizations demonstrate their data is protected at all times – a requirement that has compelled enterprises to embrace encryption strategies giving them greater control over their data.

Peter Galvin, Chief Strategy Officer at Thales eSecurity says:
"The integration of the Vormetric Data Security Manager with VMware solutions provides a one-stop enterprise encryption key management for customers, and gives them the tools they need to retain control over their data. All organizations can now benefit from centralized key management and Thales customers can build upon our Vormetic Data Security Manager to deploy additional security capabilities as they embark on their journey to the cloud. Examples include transparent encryption, for both structured and unstructured data, as well as additional access controls and auditing capabilities."

Kristen Edwards, director, Technology Alliance Partner Program, VMware 
"We are pleased that Thales qualifies for the VMware Ready logo, signifying to customers that it has met specific VMware interoperability standards and works effectively with VMware cloud infrastructure. This signifies to customers that Thales can be deployed in production environments with confidence and can speed time to value within customer environments."

Along with its key management certification, Thales's Vormetric Data Security Manager is listed in the VMware Compatibility Guide. Well-known to VMware customers and channel partners, the VMware Compatibility Guide is a go-to site for approved VMware partners whose solutions play well in the VMware solution ecosystem.

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About Thales eSecurity
Thales eSecurity is the leader in advanced data security solutions and services that deliver trust wherever information is created, shared or stored. We ensure that the data belonging to companies and government entities is both secure and trusted in any environment – on-premises, in the cloud, in data centres or big data environments – without sacrificing business agility. Security doesn't just reduce risk, it's an enabler of the digital initiatives that now permeate our daily lives – digital money, e-identities, healthcare, connected cars and, with the internet of things (IoT), even household devices. Thales provides everything an organisation needs to protect and manage its data, identities and intellectual property, and meet regulatory compliance – through encryption, advanced key management, tokenisation, and privileged-user control and high-assurance solutions. Security professionals around the globe rely on Thales to confidently accelerate their organisation's digital transformation. Thales eSecurity is part of Thales Group.

About Thales
The people we all rely on to make the world go round – they rely on Thales. Our customers come to us with big ambitions: to make life better, to keep us safer.

Combining a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, our architects design and deliver extraordinary high technology solutions. Solutions that make tomorrow possible, today.  From the bottom of the oceans to the depth of space and cyberspace, we help our customers think smarter and act faster - mastering ever greater complexity and every decisive moment along the way.

With 65,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €15.8 billion in 2017.

VMware, vSAN and vSphere are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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