Fortanix External Key Manager for Google Cloud Platform Enables University of Groningen to Overcome GDPR and Schrems II Compliance Challenges for Private Healthcare Data
Fortanix® Inc., the pioneer in data-first multicloud security and Confidential Computing, today announced that its External Key Manager paired with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is helping customers in Europe, and around the world, create, store and manage encryption keys outside of the public cloud in a seamless manner. The capability, delivered as a service, is a part of Fortanix Data Security Manager (DSM), resulting from its partnership with Google. It allows security-conscious customers to derive benefits from the power of Google Cloud Platform and Fortanix's best-in-class, modern external key management system to comply with strict privacy regulations such as GDPR and Schrems II in Europe, taking a data-first approach to the solution.
Fueling Research on Sensitive Healthcare Data
The University of Groningen is a large, prestigious public university in the Netherlands. The university is pioneering behavioral research in populations of people suffering from mental illnesses and brain diseases using their smartphone usage patterns and data. Handling sensitive healthcare data requires a very strong security and privacy posture and entails handling large volumes of sensitive and private healthcare data, which is stored in Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
"We were looking for a vendor selected by Google Cloud as a trusted provider of encryption services that could integrate directly with Google Cloud Platform," said Raj Jagesar, University of Groningen. "Fortanix met this criterion and stood out as the vendor of choice with the most mature operational dashboard for independent management of keys." Jagesar continues: "Equally as mature was the modern application programming interface (API) of the solution which enabled us to integrate and deploy Fortanix DSM SaaS in less than a week."
Fortanix Data Security Manager delivers powerful capabilities including:
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