Fortanix® Inc., the data-first multi-cloud security company, today announced new and expanded security offerings available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Azure. Customers can now take advantage of the productive and trusted Azure cloud platform, with streamlined deployment and management. Fortanix is also now Microsoft IP Co-sell ready. Fortanix Data Security Manager, a unified platform for protecting enterprise data across cloud and on-premises environments, is now available in Azure Marketplace for the first time. Fortanix Confidential Computing Manager, one of the first solutions for end-to-end management of secure enclaves, is now available as an Azure Managed Application. Both products are now designated as “Microsoft Preferred Solutions” under the Azure IP Co-sell program. These solutions will be featured in a demonstration at the Microsoft Build conference on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
“How to use Azure Confidential Computing using Intel SGX to protect apps and solutions in the cloud”
Microsoft IP Co-sell ready status enables Microsoft and its partners to offer comprehensive solutions in a collaborative, better-together selling model. To co-sell with Microsoft, partners need a commercially ready solution and successful completion of Microsoft’s technical validation. Both Fortanix Data Security Manager and Fortanix Confidential Computing Manager are IP Co-sell ready.
“Customers are demanding the highest levels of security for their most critical cloud data,” said Ambuj Kumar, Co-founder and CEO, Fortanix. “Achieving Co-sell ready status with Microsoft will give new opportunities to build on the leading security capabilities of Azure to deliver Fortanix solutions to Azure customers around the world. This is another example of the continued commitment from Fortanix to provide data security to enterprises irrespective of where the data resides.”
Jake Zborowski, General Manager, Microsoft Azure Platform at Microsoft said, “We’re pleased to welcome Fortanix to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, which gives our partners great exposure to cloud customers around the globe. Azure Marketplace offers world-class quality experiences from global trusted partners with solutions tested to work seamlessly with Azure.”
The Azure Marketplace is an online market for buying and selling cloud solutions certified to run on Azure. The Azure Marketplace helps connect companies seeking innovative, cloud-based solutions with partners who have developed solutions that are ready to use.
Fortanix Data Security Manager (DSM) is a unified platform for data security that combines encryption, key management, tokenization, and secrets management in a single solution. A “run anywhere, protect everywhere” deployment architecture means that customers can now use Fortanix DSM from the Azure Marketplace to protect their data across public cloud, on-premises, and hybrid infrastructures. Fortanix DSM in Azure can also connect seamlessly to Fortanix DSM running on-premises, to legacy HSMs running on-premises, or to Azure Managed HSMs, all of which can provide FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified security. Fortanix DSM is available on Azure Marketplace as Bring Your Own License (BYOL) or downloadable Virtual Hard Disk (VHD).
Fortanix Confidential Computing Manager (CCM) enables “lift-and-shift” for applications to run inside secure enclaves without requiring any modification and provides complete enclave lifecycle management from creation to migration to termination. While previously available in the Azure Marketplace, Fortanix CCM is now also available as an Azure Managed Application. Azure Managed Application customers consume CCM as a managed service and do not need to maintain, update, or service their software or cloud infrastructure. Additional integration allows Fortanix users to authenticate accounts using Azure Active Directory.
Fortanix DSM and Fortanix CCM run on DCsv2-series of VMs. Fortanix products and Azure confidential computing are built on the security capabilities of Intel® Software Guard Extension (Intel® SGX), including the recently announced Ice Lake 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors. Intel® SGX enables hardware-secured trusted execution environments that can be used to protect data in use, at rest, and in motion while preventing unauthorized access by a cloud provider, administrator, or user.
Fortanix Data Security Manager and Fortanix Confidential Computing Manager are both available today in the Azure Marketplace. Fortanix products can be deployed to any Azure region that offers DCsv2-series VMs.
Fortanix, Microsoft, Intel, and the University of California San Francisco will present their complete solution at Microsoft Build in the session “How to use Azure Confidential Computing using Intel SGX to protect apps and solutions in the cloud” on Wednesday, May 26 at 11:00-11:30 a.m. PDT, and again on Thursday, May 27 at 3:00-3:30 a.m. PDT.
- Fortanix Data Security Manager in the Azure Marketplace: https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/apps/fortanix.fortanix-sdkms-sgx?tab=Overview
- Fortanix Confidential Computing Manager in the Azure Marketplace: https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/apps/fortanix.em_managed?tab=Overview
- MS Build Registration: https://register.build.microsoft.com/
- Link to session “How to use Azure Confidential Computing using Intel SGX to protect apps and solutions in the cloud”: https://mybuild.microsoft.com/sessions/9b302a26-7867-4c83-8e28-d51524e27762?source=sessions
- What is Confidential Computing?: https://fortanix.com/products/confidential-computing-manager/what-is-confidential-computing/
Fortanix® is a data-first multicloud security company solving the challenges of cloud security and privacy. Data is the most precious digital asset of businesses, but this data is spread across clouds, SaaS, applications, storage systems, and data centers. Security teams struggle to track, much less secure it. Fortanix empowers customers to secure all this data with a centralized solution. Its pioneering Confidential Computing technology means data remains protected at-rest, in-motion, and in-use, keeping it secure from even the most sophisticated attacks. For more information, see https://fortanix.com/.
Sammy Totah, BOCA Communications for Fortanix