Fortanix and Alibaba Cloud to Launch SDKMS Runtime Encryption Key Management

Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to businesses worldwide

Fortanix Inc., the leader in Runtime Encryption, announced its partnership with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, to integrate its Self-Defending Key Management Service (SDKMS) with the Alibaba Cloud platform, introducing new levels of security and privacy with Runtime Encryption key management in the cloud.

Alibaba Cloud is among the world’s top three IaaS providers according to Gartner and the largest provider of public cloud services in China according to IDC. It launched commercial Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX)-powered cloud servers as Elastic Compute Service (ECS) bare metal instances in April.

Working with Fortanix, customers can now keep their most precious applications secure with new levels of security and privacy for encryption keys in the cloud. This new partnership enables secure cloud adoption for even the most sensitive workloads by allowing prospects to securely adopt the cloud with unmatched privacy for their encryption keys offered by Fortanix SDKMS.

“Fortanix is one of the leaders in Intel SGX technology and their Runtime Encryption can bring applications that were previously constrained due to security issues to the cloud,” said Xiaoning Li, chief security architect of Alibaba Cloud. “Fortanix Self-Defending Key Management Service allows customers to encrypt all their data in Alibaba Cloud, while keeping the keys protected from Fortanix and Alibaba Cloud. We are glad to partner with Fortanix to provide a cutting-edge cloud security options to our users.”

Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to businesses worldwide, including merchants doing business on Alibaba Group marketplaces, start-ups, corporations and government organizations. Security is always Alibaba Cloud’s top priority, and with Runtime Encryption Alibaba Cloud now allows customers to have another option to run their most sensitive applications while keeping the applications and data protected.


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