Equinix launches new cloud security service

Global interconnection and data center company, Equinix has announced the launch of Equinix SmartKey, a global key management and encryption Software as a Service (SaaS) offering that simplifies data protection across any cloud or destination. 

SmartKey is a key management and cryptography SaaS using Intel SGX technology, which ensures confidentiality of customer information. The service is powered by Fortanix’s next-generation HSM and features Fortanix Runtime Encryption technology to ensure the privacy of keys.

“As Equinix continues to evolve our global platform with the addition of new products and services, we are delivering increasing value to companies by easing their shift to digital and the hybrid multicloud. SmartKey is the first of several emerging services we plan to introduce in the coming months. Our commitment is to deliver new and customer-inspired products and services that provide increasing value to customers and enable them to reach everywhere, interconnect everyone and integrate everything through a globally consistent data center and interconnection platform,” said Brian Lillie, Chief Product Officer, Equinix.

This move to disperse data across multiple clouds and third-party providers creates an immediate need that SmartKey is uniquely positioned to solve, including improving security for multicloud, hybrid-cloud and distributed environments by separating the encryption keys from the data, so that both keys and data are not held by the same entity.

SmartKey enables firms to globally manage encryption keys across multiple, disparate regions, countries and partners and provide management controls to maintain data and encryption keys in the same region or country in support of data sovereignty and regulatory requirements. It is available globally and will be expanding physical points of presence in multiple regions to support particular data sovereignty requirements.