Fortanix Helps Government Agencies Strengthen Federal Data Security with Confidential Computing

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fortanix® Inc., the leading multi-cloud data security company, today announced that government agencies are relying on Fortanix Data Security Manager (DSM) to tackle rising cybercrimes, data breaches and manage challenges data security challenges posed by malicious nation-state actors. Fortanix’s DSM platform uses confidential computing to enable federal organizations to protect sensitive data even if the infrastructure is compromised, and helps mitigate future attacks.

The US federal government allocates billions annually to cybersecurity to protect classified information, critical infrastructure and defend against ransomware. Fortanix enables federal agencies to consolidate their disparate and fragmented data security products, including hardware security module (HSM), key management, tokenization, database and data storage encryption, encryption applications and secrets management, on a single web-based platform. This helps reduce total cost of ownership and comply with federal mandates such as DCOI, FITARA and Cloud Smart. Using confidential computing, Fortanix helps organizations reduce architectural complexity, create simplicity, and integrate cloud-native integrations.

“Fortanix is ​​witnessing a significant shift among public sector customers,” said Ambuj Kumar, Co-Founder and CEO of Fortanix. “Ransomware attacks, data breaches, securing DevSecOps, supply chain security issues, and the nation’s cybersecurity enhancement executive order are prompting federal organizations to re-examine legacy approaches to protection, encryption and management of their data. As a trusted leader in confidential computing, Fortanix works with government agencies to protect sensitive data even in the harshest environments. This resonates with public sector customers as they face new cybersecurity challenges every day. »

“The need for the federal intelligence and defense communities to strengthen data security has never been more urgent,” said Katie Gray, Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Cyber ​​Practice, In-Q-Tel, l not-for-profit strategic investor that accelerates the development and delivery of advanced technologies to US intelligence and defense agencies. “We are excited to add Fortanix to our portfolio, as we believe their platform and technology can help our government partners meet their current and future data security challenges.”

Fortanix’s DSM platform provides federal organizations with the ability to future-proof their operations with comprehensive regional and global cloud-based compliance and security, protection of sensitive data and intellectual property in secure execution environments (TEE ), complete data control, and the ability to move encrypted data and process it in cloud environments. According to recent NSA and CISA 5G Cloud Infrastructure Security Guidelines, confidential computing techniques such as secure execution environments can also be used to protect sensitive 5G workloads that are used in government agencies. .

Additionally, Fortanix offers comprehensive technical controls that federal agencies require for enterprise solutions, including FIPS 140-2 Level 1, FIPS 140-2 Level 3, TAA Compliant, FISMA Compliant, and SOCS 2.

Leidos, a FORTUNE® 500 science and technology leader, worked with Intel and Fortanix to validate the application of confidential computing to protect sensitive data and application software while in use, in accordance with agency requirements American health.

Using Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX) and the Fortanix DSM and Fortanix Confidential Computing Manager tools, Leidos successfully demonstrated a centralized search portal where applications running in secure enclaves capture, encrypt, and analyze data. Secure enclaves at remote real-world data (RWD) endpoints receive requests, verify policy approvals, collect data, and send anonymized and encrypted responses back to the centralized portal.

The distributed and extensible architecture developed to support RWD collection has since been supplemented with secure DICOM image conversion and the addition of secure text-to-speech, natural language processing (NLP) and other payloads. AI work, to improve the capabilities available to healthcare organizations. and regulatory bodies.

The flexibility of the RWD architecture developed by Leidos and Fortanix makes it possible to adapt the demonstrated healthcare solution to other areas where data and application security is vital, including defense, intelligence, law enforcement law, critical infrastructure and platform mission systems.

For more information on selecting the right solution to meet data security challenges in federal agencies, download the Fortanix Key Management and Data Security Buyer’s Guide for Federal Agencies.

About Fortanix:

Fortanix is ​​the premier data security company. As the industry’s first and largest provider of confidential computing solutions, Fortanix decouples data security from infrastructure. Fortanix solutions enable organizations to have centralized controls to secure data distributed across clouds, applications, SaaS, databases and data centers. Enterprises around the world, especially in privacy-sensitive industries like healthcare, fintech, financial services, government, and retail, trust Fortanix for data security and privacy. Fortanix investors include Intel Capital, Foundation Capital, Neotribe Ventures and In-Q-Tel. Fortanix is ​​headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit https://fortanix.com/.

Ashley C. Reynolds