Gemalto joins Cloud Foundry Foundation

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Gemalto has become the first data security provider to join to Cloud Foundry Foundation, with the aim of helping developers ensure their applications offer high levels of security.

The company said its membership will enable it to contribute to the community, offering 30 years of expertise and joining companies such as EMC, HP, IBM, Pivotal, Rackspace, SAP and VMware to improve the way companies can create apps using open source code.

“We are delighted to be joining the Cloud Foundry community where our joint mission will enable organisations to develop trusted applications in the cloud,” said Jack Waters, senior vice president for data protection at Gemalto.

“The work we will be doing will help unlock developers’ potential to create fully secure cloud-based services that will leverage our data encryption and key management technology via a single interface for all Cloud Foundry applications.”

Cloud Foundry CEO Sam Ramji added that Gemalto's contribution will further help power the next generation of digital services by allowing developers and software teams to build, deploy and scale cloud-native applications faster.

“A key factor to its success is customer trust, and Gemalto’s expertise and data protection products will help strengthen the platform’s security capabilities,” he added.

Gemalto's solutions help businesses secure the sensitive data they have collected on a range of devices including personal devices, connected objects and the cloud using identity authentication.

The company has recently extended its security solutions to a wider number of cloud platforms including Azure, to which it introduced its SafeNet ProtectV encryption tools last year.

"The ability to easily implement strong data protection and security in the cloud is a major factor for companies that are considering moving their sensitive workloads," added Todd Moore, vice president of data encryption product management at Gemalto.

"By working with Microsoft and a number of other cloud providers, we are making it simple for customers to deploy a robust encryption framework, allowing them to move to the cloud with confidence and providing enhanced security without compromising convenience."

Clare Hopping
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