ELASTX deploys Fortanix SDKMS runtime encryption key management to protect customers’ cloud data

Fortanix unveiled that ELASTX has deployed its Self-Defending Key Management Service (SDKMS) to protect customers’ data as they migrate to the cloud. Now ELASTX customers can utilize its platforms that now offer security of their private data moving to the cloud, powered by Fortanix.

Founded in 2012, ELASTX delivers automated cloud services via its platforms Jelastic PaaS (Platform as a Service) and OpenStack IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service). Its CloudOps Engineers help businesses automate the entire cloud migration process from code to production with supervised around-the-clock services. ELASTX’s platforms are also flexible for customers wanting to tailor their own solutions.

“Security is very important to us as a public cloud provider, and storing private information is one of the challenges we faced,” said Joakim Ohman, ELASTX CEO. “Our goal is to provide the best conditions and tools to run applications in a secure way, and Fortanix SDKMS is a big part of our foundation for this. Fortanix understands the cloud ecosystem and now with Fortanix runtime encryption technology we can now offer this security to our customers.”

According to Ohman, ELASTX’s aim is to provide a standard service for storing and managing customers’ private cloud data. Before Fortanix, customers were forced to find their own way to manage their secrets, which left them either not securing their data or using a third-party tool or service with inadequate cloud security protections. ELASTX evaluated several competing products, but selected Fortanix SDKMS because of the feature set offered and the commercial aspects of the solution, he said.

“We were looking for an HSM (hardware security module) that was simple to use, allowed us to easily automate many functions, had cloud scalability, and supported multi-tenancy with the ability to securely host multiple customers on the same hardware/software resources,” said Ohman. “Specifically, we were looking to offer HSM-as-a-Service to help provision and manage private data such as passwords, encryption keys and X.509 Certificates. With Fortanix, now we can offer our customers a secure and easy way to store and manage their private data.”

“ELASTX is a leading cloud platform provider for migrating data and applications to the cloud, and now working with Fortanix they can offer complete and deterministic protection for their customers’ private data with runtime encryption,” said Ambuj Kumar, co-founder and CEO of Fortanix. “This is a good example of how Fortanix secures sensitive digital assets for organizations migrating to the cloud.”