Gemalto advances secure communications for Financial Services industry with Symphony Platform Integration
Gemalto SafeNet HSM delivers highest level of digital trust to secure sensitive communications through the Symphony platform
November 15, 2016
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced the integration of
SafeNet Hardware Security Modules
(HSM) with Symphony Communication Services' secure cloud-based communications platform. As an integrated offering?, the
SafeNet HSM protects the cryptographic root of trust for secure and confidential communications for highly-regulated
organizations using the Symphony platform. Gemalto recently presented its contribution to the platform at
Symphony Innovate 2016, an invite-only industry conference
dedicated to strategizing on the future of work and how enterprises are driving this transformation through Symphony's
"Symphony delivers a secure compliant productivity and collaboration platform whose entire
ecosystem—from content owners, to trading platforms, to finserv companies—depends on the best security available," says
Frederic Stemmelin, Symphony's Vice President of Business Development. "Gemalto's state-of-the-art encryption
technology meets the modern standard of security that our platform demands."
Data security is one of the primary challenges facing the financial services industry. According
to Gemalto's latest
Breach Level Index report, breaches affecting the industry accounted for 12
percent of all breaches during the first six months of 2016, a period during which the total number of data breaches rose by 15
percent compared to the last six months of 2015.
The Gemalto SafeNet HSM is a dedicated crypto processor that securely manages, processes and
stores cryptographic keys inside of a hardened, tamper-resistant device. Symphony's customers can deploy a SafeNet Network
HSM in their data center or purchase Cloud HSM in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environment or through Google Cloud
Platform, using it to manage and secure encryption keys and cryptographic operations in order to protect communications and
Whether it's via secure text, chat, email, voice, or video, Symphony with Gemalto secures
communications with FIPS 104-2 Level 3 assurances, ensuring regulatory compliance and protection for data in motion and at
rest. Symphony's integration with the SafeNet HSM gives the customer the ability to manage access to specific conversations
by assigning or revoking credentials for appropriate participants as needed.
"Working with Symphony is the logical choice for helping financial institutions protect all
sensitive data, regardless of where it's stored or how it gets shared," said Todd Moore, Senior Vice President for
Encryption Products at Gemalto. "These organizations now have the ability to fully own the keys that encrypt data in every
environment in their infrastructure where the Symphony platform is deployed, all while employees enjoy the convenience and
productivity capabilities of a streamlined workflow."