Fortanix Self-Defending Key Management Service Achieves VMware Ready Status

Fortanix Expands Availability of Self-Defending Key Management Service to Secure VMware Virtual Infrastructure in Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud Environments
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, August 28, 2018

Fortanix® Inc., the leader in Runtime Encryption®, today announced that its Self-Defending Key Management Service™ (SDKMS) has achieved VMware Ready status. This designation indicates that after a detailed validation process Fortanix SDKMS has achieved VMware’s highest level of endorsement and is supported on VMware vSphere 6.7 and vSAN 6.7 for production environments.

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

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“By using Fortanix SDKMS with vSphere 6.7 and vSAN 6.7, organizations can accelerate data protection and compliance for their VMware virtual infrastructure for any cloud – private, public and hybrid,” said Ambuj Kumar, co-founder and CEO of Fortanix. “We are excited about the VMware Ready certification and what this means for SDKMS’ expansion. Organizations looking to encrypt their virtual machines and data-at-rest in VMware environments can benefit from SDKMS’ HSM-grade security with a software-defined simplicity that is essential to securing VMware virtual environments.”

Fortanix SDKMS can be found within the online VMware Solution Exchange (VSX) at The VMware Solution Exchange is an online marketplace where VMware partners and developers can publish rich marketing content and downloadable software for customers.

About Fortanix SDKMS

Fortanix’s SDKMS leverages Runtime Encryption® and Intel® SGX to deliver security for encryption keys and cryptographic services with software-defined simplicity. The solution offers flexible consumption models; a FIPS hardened appliance; and a SaaS service Equinix SmartKey™, powered by Fortanix. The solution is uniquely architected to enable easy integration for new modern cloud applications, as well as existing applications, with support for both RESTful APIs and traditional cryptographic interfaces, including KMIP, PKCS#11, JCE and CNG.

About Fortanix

Fortanix delivers provable deterministic security to organizations by offering the industry’s only Runtime Encryption. It has been selected by leading partners, including to power Equinix SmartKey™ HSM-as-a-service. While today’s encryption technologies protect only data at rest and data in motion, Runtime Encryption® keeps keys, data and applications completely protected while in use from external and internal threats, including insiders, cloud providers, government subpoena, OS-level attacks, and network intruders. Fortanix is venture backed and headquartered in Mountain View, Calif.

Fortanix and Runtime Encryption are registered trademarks of Fortanix, Inc. Fortanix Data Security Manager is a trademark of Fortanix, Inc. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.
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