SafeNet has launched an enterprise key management (EKM) solution based on the OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP 1.0).

According to SafeNet, KeySecure provides enterprise key lifecycle management and enables centralised management of millions of encryption keys and policies through a hardware-based platform. It said that this covers heterogeneous data types across the enterprise; from the data centre to virtualised public and private environments.

Tsion Gonen, corporate vice president of products and marketing at SafeNet, said: “Key management is the foundation of encryption services and is rapidly becoming a critical requirement for protecting and managing sensitive data across the enterprise.

“We see customers increasingly leveraging key management as the engine behind central cryptographic operations to improve data protection and reduce cost, complexity and sprawl.”