nCipher Security News Release

nCipher nShield Wins Best Encryption Product In Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Awards

Encryption And Key Management Have Become Strategic Business Issues To Address Compliance And Manage Risk Associated With Data Breaches

Thales, leader in information systems and communications security, announces that its nShield Connect hardware security module (HSM) has been selected as best encryption product by Info Security Products Guide, the industry's leading information security research and advisory guide. The prestigious global excellence awards recognize Thales as a global leader in the security industry with advanced, ground-breaking products and solutions.

Thales nShield Connect enables enterprises to add high assurance protection to critical applications such as public key infrastructures (PKIs), identity management systems, databases, web fabric, domain name system security extensions (DNSSEC) and code signing. Using standard cryptographic interfaces, nShield Connect integrates readily with Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services (PKI) and SQL Server, Oracle Databases and many other leading applications, safeguarding the encryption and digital signing keys and processing sensitive data in a certified, tamper-resistant environment.

“Encryption is taking center stage as a critical part of an organization’s IT security strategy, in order to mitigate the risk of data breaches and cyber-attacks and to protect an organization’s brand reputation as disclosed in our recent 2011 Global Encryption Trends Study conducted by the Ponemon Institute.” says Franck Greverie, Thales vice president in charge of information technology security activities. “We are proud to be recognized as an industry leader with Thales nShield Connect winning best encryption product in the Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Awards. Thales has been at the forefront of security technology for more than 40 years and this recognition from Info Security Products Guide further demonstrates our commitment to delivering innovative and high quality security solutions that enable our customers to reinforce their organization’s data security practices and protect their most valuable assets and business processes.”

To download the 2011 Global Encryption Trends Study click here

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