Thales keyAuthority Recognized as Best IT Hardware Solution in 2013 Security Products Magazine New Product of the Year Awards

  Thales keyAuthority Recognized as Best IT Hardware Solution in 2013 Security
  Products Magazine New Product of the Year Awards

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PLANTATION, Fla. -- October 8, 2013

Thales, leader in information systems and communications security, announces
that Security Products Magazine has recognized Thales keyAuthority as Best IT
Software/Hardware solution in its 2013 New Product of the Year Awards. The
prestigious award recognizes Thales as a global leader in the IT security
industry with advanced, ground-breaking data protection solutions.

Enterprises today understand the importance of cryptography to ensure the
security of critical data – both on premise and in the cloud. However this
creates significant key management challenges, particularly as the number of
applications and devices, often from different vendors, increases. To combat
complexity, unnecessary operational costs and to ease compliance, valuable
operational efficiencies can be gained by centralizing and automating key
management. The value of separating key management tasks from the applications
that use the keys is further increased in virtualized and cloud environments,
where organizations can retain in-house control of keys and still take
advantage of cloud-based encryption and data storage.

  *keyAuthority is a high assurance appliance that provides centralized key
    management to lower the risk of security breaches and facilitate
    compliance with stringent regulations and policies while also ensuring
    that critical data remains available to the organization.
  *keyAuthority is a security-hardened appliance that manages encryption keys
    on behalf of multiple classes of encryption devices, providing a single,
    unified key management system to achieve a consistent security policy,
    simplified administration, auditing/reporting and economies of scale.
  *keyAuthority delivers market-proven enterprise capabilities, such as the
    automation of key lifecycle management controls, high scalability,
    redundancy, support for multi-tenant environments and sophisticated
    administrative role separation and key segregation.
  *keyAuthority offers the broadest and most complete support for Key
    Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) version 1.1 developed by the
    OASIS standards body, providing KMIP-enabled interoperability for
    encryption-enabled products from leading vendors including Brocade, NetApp
    and Quantum.
  *Delivered in a tamper-resistant and tamper-evident hardware platform
    certified to the stringent FIPS 140-2 Level 3 standard, keyAuthority
    offers long-term reliable protection of keys on behalf of an
    organization’s most critical applications and sensitive data.

Cindy Provin, president, Thales e-Security, Inc., says:

“keyAuthority is deployed in some of the most demanding environments,
including financial services and government, where high levels of assurance
and reliability are critical. Building on our history of developing trusted
hardware security modules (HSMs) and key management solutions, Thales is
ideally positioned to satisfy partner and customer requirements for key
management that ultimately supports the entire organization. This award
further recognizes our commitment to delivering innovative and high quality
data protection solutions that enable our customers to protect their most
valuable assets. We are pleased and honoured to receive such an award.”

Supporting Resources:

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About Thales e-Security

Thales e-Security is a leading global provider of data encryption and cyber
security solutions to the financial services, high technology, manufacturing,
government and technology sectors. With a 40-year track record of protecting
corporate and government information, Thales solutions are used by four of the
five largest energy and aerospace companies, 22 NATO countries, and secure
more than 80 percent of worldwide payment transactions. Thales e-Security has
offices in Australia, France, Hong Kong, Norway, United States and the United

About Thales

Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace & Transportation and
the Defence & Security markets. In 2012, the company generated revenues of
€14.2 billion with 65,000 employees in 56 countries. With its 25,000 engineers
and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy
equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security
requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with
operations around the world working with customers and local partners.

Positioned as a value-added systems integrator, equipment supplier and service
provider, Thales is one of Europe’s leading players in the security market.
The Group’s security teams work with government agencies, local authorities
and civil operators to develop and deploy integrated, resilient solutions to
protect citizens, sensitive data and critical infrastructure.

In the IT security market, the Group is one of the world leaders in
cryptographic security solutions for critical government and military
infrastructure, satellite constellations, enterprise customers and financial
institutions. Thales’s unique positioning in the marketplace derives from its
ability to address every link in the security chain and deliver end-to-end
security and asset protection assurance.


Media Relations – Security
Dorothée Bonneil, +33 (0)1 57 77 90 89
e-Security Media Relations
Liz Harris, +44 (0)1223 723612
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