IBM Cloud Data Shield with Fortanix Runtime Encryption Beta to Help Secure Containerized Applications

Enclave-Enabled Containers Leverage Runtime Encryption® and Intel®
SGX for Data-in-Use Protection for IBM Cloud Users

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#Fortanixlt;/agt;–Fortanix® Inc., the Runtime
® technology company, today announced that IBM
Cloud Data Shield
is now available in beta using its Runtime
Encryption® Platform on the IBM Cloud. The solution was developed in
collaboration with IBM and is available in beta for container workloads
running on the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service.

IBM Cloud Data Shield, powered by Fortanix’s Runtime Encryption®
Platform with Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel®
) technology, offers data-in-use protection for applications.
With Runtime Encryption, organizations can run data-centric workloads
with security in the cloud and take advantage of the scale that the
cloud provides. Common use cases include securing data-centric workloads
such as blockchain, databases, AI/machine learning and analytics.

“Talium utilizes Fortanix and IBM Cloud to develop secure blockchain
solutions,” said Julien Brodier, CTO, Talium. “IBM Cloud Data Shield and
Fortanix Runtime Encryption have accelerated our ability to create a
secure scalable solution comprising of a three-tier web application for
a blockchain-based energy marketplace using Stellar.”

“Businesses are in the early phases of the cloud journey and as they
enter the next chapter they need an open, hybrid approach that enables
them to develop, deploy and run apps securely in multicloud
environments,” said Nataraj Nagaratnam, CTO for Cloud Security, IBM.
“IBM Cloud Data Shield with Fortanix Runtime Encryption and Intel SGX is
designed to make it easy for developers to protect data in use without
having to change their application code.”

IBM Cloud Data Shield users can benefit from an “as a service”
experience of encrypted enclaves enabled by Intel® Software Guard
Extension (Intel®
) available across IBM Cloud regions with Fortanix Runtime
Encryption integrated with the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service. The
solution accelerates the protection of containerized applications
without requiring application modifications and automates deployment
inside encrypted enclaves.

“We are proud of our work with IBM and Intel to deliver IBM Cloud Data
Shield,” said Ambuj Kumar, Fortanix CEO and co-founder. “We have
combined our Runtime Encryption® innovation, featuring hardware-enhanced
security through Intel® SGX, with IBM’s leading cloud platform and
services to deliver unique capabilities for security and privacy in the
cloud. With IBM, the Fortanix solution is now easily available in beta
to a broader market.”

“Deploying enhanced security capabilities in the Cloud is becoming
increasingly important for our enterprise customers,” said Window
Snyder, Chief Security Software Officer and Vice President of the
Platform Security Division, Intel. “The ability to create encrypted
enclaves with Intel® SGX, now integrated into Fortanix’s Runtime
Encryption® platform running on IBM Cloud Data Shield, can help manage
the growing volume of data-centric workloads.”

As a result of this collaboration, IBM Cloud customers can look forward
to the following in beta:

  1. Fortanix EnclaveOS™: Hardware abstraction layer that helps enable
    unmodified applications to be run with Runtime Encryption.
    Containerized applications can be protected with a one-step protection
    process that can be automated with CI/CD process.
  2. Enclave Manager™: An orchestration service that is designed to allow
    applications running in enclaves to help establish trust and provides
    comprehensive visibility for compliance.
  3. Pre-configured Protected Applications: Secured enclave enabled
    containers for MySQL Database (view
    ), NGINX web server, keys and secrets management, and
    directory servers.

About Fortanix

mission is to solve cloud security and privacy challenges. Fortanix
allows customers to securely operate even the most sensitive
applications without having to trust the cloud. Fortanix provides unique
deterministic security by encrypting applications and data everywhere –
at rest, in motion, and in use with its Runtime Encryption® technology
built upon Intel® SGX. Fortanix secures F100 customers worldwide and
powers IBM Data Shield and Equinix SmartKey™ HSM-as-a-service. Fortanix
is a venture backed Gartner Cool Vendor headquartered in Mountain View,
Calif. For more information, see

Fortanix and Runtime Encryption are registered trademarks of Fortanix,
Inc. Self-Defending Key Management Service, EnclaveOS, and Enclave
Manager are trademarks of Fortanix, Inc. All other marks and names
mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.


Nishank Vaish

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