Gemalto has announcedSafeNet Virtual KeySecure, its next-generation key management technology, for cloud security. According to the company, organisations can extend their data protection policies to private and public clouds and centralise encryption and key management operations across multiple cloud environments. It adds: SafeNet Virtual KeySecure integrates with cloud service providers and virtual platforms such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V and OpenStack, to provide companies with a single key management solution spanning multiple private or public cloud environments. Gemalto says: "As a result of the ongoing digital transformation within many organisations, data now resides across a growing number of cloud environments and web applications. Security teams are finding it ever more challenging to manage data protection policies, and solutions are often time-consuming and manual. Data protection operations can be simplified by using SafeNet Virtual KeySecure to uniformly view, control, and administer cryptographic policies and keys for sensitive data.""Businesses need options when it comes to cloud security and shouldn't be limited to working in just one environment. With SafeNet Virtual KeySecure, organisations are able to move more workloads to the cloud and easily monitor the access and movement of their encrypted data," said Todd Moore, senior vice president of Encryption Products at Gemalto. "We are seeing a lot of customers who are interested in taking advantage of the business continuity offered by cloud environments, without compromising the security of their most critical asset, data. Current KeySecure customers would also be able to benefit from this new platform and we will be sharing details of a clear migration path with them in the near future."