• Through these latest enhancements, Fortanix aims to simplify the process for enterprises to maintain compliance with sensitive data regulations and enhance overall security measures.
  • DSM offers full control over key generation and lifecycle management in hybrid, multi-cloud environments, featuring integrated key management service and Federal Information Process Standard 140-2 Level 3 HSM.

Fortanix Inc., a multi-cloud security company backed by Intel Corp., recently unveiled new features for its Data Security Manager that assist public and private organizations address the world’s expanding demands for data sovereignty.

Fortanix DSM’s new and existing features offer a number of crucial capabilities. Support for sovereign clouds, key storage within sovereign borders, the anonymization of sensitive data, and centralized access management and policy enforcement for hybrid and multi-cloud environments are a few of their features.

The laws and regulations that control data gathering, storing, processing, and sharing within a particular jurisdiction are known as sovereignty requirements in data security. The complexity of requirements across the world presents a significant challenge for organizations.

Fortanix hopes that the new features will make it simpler for businesses to ensure compliance with regard to sensitive data while enhancing security. The Fortanix DSM offering can be set up in the sovereign regions of customers, giving them access to a customized solution that complies with local laws.

Key DSM data sovereignty capabilities include complete control over key generation and lifecycle management for hybrid, multi-cloud environments. These are made possible by natively integrated key management service and the Federal Information Process Standard 140-2 Level 3 HSM. The service has the capacity to store encryption keys in sovereign regions and separately from data.

To support zero-trust architecture, DSM has enforced least privileged data access along with role-based access control and Quorum Controls. According to the company, format-preserving encryption anonymizes sensitive data at ingestion or creation before sharing across pipelines and workflows to keep it private, usable, and compliant. Built-in crypto agility offers migration to the most recent approved quantum-proof cryptographic algorithms.

Fortanix has built-in database encryption. Oracle, SQL Server, MongoDB, Postgres, MySQL, Maria DB, and IBM DB2 are just a few of the databases that DSM manages and stores the encryption keys for. Scalable data protection and compliance for VMware Sovereign cloud environments are also possible with the help of a joint solution from VMware Inc. and Fortanix.

Chief Product and Strategy Officer at Fortanix, Faiyaz Shahpurwala, noted ahead of the announcement, “Data sovereignty goes beyond just where data resides; it is a multilayered approach that encompasses data security, protection and privacy.”