Utimaco, a leading global provider of IT security solutions, and Digital Realty, the largest global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, today announced a collaboration that enables both partners to offer certified cloud environments for mission critical cyber security services.
Utimaco and Digital Realty have been working together for the past year to create a blueprint for how colocation environments in Digital Realty’s data centers can be Payment Card Industry (PCI) PIN certified to provide solutions with the highest security requirements for the payment/financial services industry. Additional sectors, such as automotive, pharma and health, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and manufacturing, are also being explored.
In a first step, joint environments in two of Digital Realty’s data centers in North America (Santa Clara, CA and Ashburn, VA) were certified and operated in accordance with PCI PIN. The blueprint was developed for global application to support customers as they scale. Utimaco and Digital Realty are also exploring the opportunity to certify additional data centers in Europe.
In addition to implementation support, Utimaco and Digital Realty continue to offer access to already established services for the payment/Financial services industry, such as:
· PCI PIN certified key generation and exchange service
· PCI PIN certified remote key loading service
· Synchronized Digital Identity Management with high availability and failover
· Certified key custodians
The certified environment is also used to provide a Hardware Security Module (HSM) as a service to facilitate the infrastructure migration of traditional on-premise customers to cloud service providers and colocation environments by continuing to use auditable and certifiable HSMs from Utimaco.
As part of the collaboration, Utimaco will offer the highest cloud availability for mission critical cyber security services at Digital Realty’s 300+ data centers around the globe, a key element of Utimaco’s Trust-as-a-Service strategy.
”This collaboration secures current and future security demands for Utimaco as a service provider, as well for future customer demands. It also gives us a global footprint with the globally recognized data center provider, Digital Realty,” says Håcan Tiwemark, Chief Operating Officer at Utimaco. “Having the first data centers in North America certified for PCI PIN is inspiring, and we look forward to the further expansion.”
Philip Barnett, Senior Vice President, Sales, EMEA at Digital Realty, adds: “Data has swiftly become one of the most valuable commodities in the world and a critical area of focus for businesses everywhere.”
Barnett continues: “As the meeting place for the world’s data, we have a unique role to play in working alongside our customers and partners to maintain the security and compliance of that data in the face of an ever-evolving cyber security landscape. With the needs of our customers front of mind, we’re excited to be collaborating with Utimaco and offering new, innovative security and connectivity services through our global data center platform, PlatformDIGITAL®.”