(The Hosting News) – Townsend Security and Tieto (Tieto Oyj), a leading IT service company in Northern Europe, today announced a partnership that will help customers meet data security compliance regulations and best practices. By offering Townsend Security’s data security solutions, Tieto can now meet customer demands for affordable, NIST and FIPS validated data security solutions, including Townsend Security’s flagship Alliance Key Manager as both a hardware security module (HSM) and VMware instance.
Additionally, the partnership also brings Alliance AES/400 encryption, the only NIST-validated encryption for the IBM i and the Alliance LogAgent system logging and File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) tool to Tieto’s IBM i portfolio. These additions will allow Tieto to provide their IBM i customers the tools that they need to meet data privacy compliance regulations such as PCI DSS.
“We are excited to announce Tieto as our latest member of our partner channel,” said Robbn Miller, Director of Partner Relations at Townsend Security. “Tieto has customers who operate in diverse ecosystems ranging from multi-platform environments (Windows, SharePoint, SQL Server, Oracle, Linux, etc.) in their own data centers to running their IT infrastructure entirely in the cloud. We are proud that Alliance Key Manager can protect Tieto’s customers’ sensitive data wherever it may reside.”
About Alliance Key Manager
Townsend Security’s Alliance Key Manager is a FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption key manager that allows enterprises to properly manage their encryption keys while meeting security requirements in less time and at a lower cost. Additionally, Alliance Key Manager supports on-appliance encryption and decryption services so that your encryption key is always kept separate from the data it protects.
Available at no extra charge, Alliance Key Manager includes ready-to-use security applications for Microsoft SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) and Cell Level Encryption, Microsoft SharePoint encryption, Volume and Folder encryption with TrueCrypt for Windows, and other applications. There are never extra fees for deploying client-side applications.
About Alliance AES/400 Encryption
Meet compliance regulations such as PCI DSS and state privacy notification laws with the only NIST-validated AES encryption for the IBM i. Global companies worldwide trust Alliance AES/400 encryption to protect their sensitive information in databases, unstructured data, reports, and off-line storage. Recent updates include support for FIELDPROC, allowing encryption without application changes. Alliance AES/400 is highly optimized for performance and is nearly 100x faster than IBM’s encryption APIs.
About Alliance LogAgent with File Integrity Monitoring (FIM)
Compliance regulations require collecting all system logs on your IBM i (AS/400, iSeries, System i). Alliance LogAgent converts proprietary system logs to standard syslog (RFC3164) or Common Event Format (CEF) – formats that can be read by any SIEM or log collection server. With FIM, administrators can selectively monitor data access and change activity at the column or field level – without changing applications or user accounts.
About Townsend Security
Townsend Security creates data privacy solutions that help organizations meet evolving compliance requirements and mitigate the risk of data breaches and cyber-attacks. Over 3,000 companies worldwide trust Townsend Security’s NIST-validated and FIPS 140-2 compliant solutions to meet the encryption and key management requirements in PCI DSS, HIPAA/HITECH, FISMA, GLBA/FFIEC, DIACAP, SOX, and other regulatory compliance requirements. Learn more at http://www.townsendsecurity.com
Tieto is the leading IT service company in Northern Europe providing IT and product engineering services. Their highly specialized IT solutions and services complemented by a strong technology platform create tangible business benefits for their local and global customers.
As a trusted transformation partner, they are close to their customers and understand their unique needs. With about 14,700 experts, they aim to become a leading service integrator creating the best service experience in IT. Visit Tieto at http://www.tieto.com.