Integrates Sophos SafeGuard CryptoServer with Intel SOA Expressway
IT security and data protection firm Sophos has entered into a collaboration with Intel on a offering that protects security-critical applications and contributes to compliance for regulations such as financial payments (PCI DSS), government agencies and healthcare organisations (HIPAA).
According to Sophos, combining Sophos SafeGuard CryptoServer for cryptography and Intel SOA Expressway for XML security into a single integrated offering helps customers meet industry specific security regulations. The offering is expected to create a cryptographic boundary that helps protect security-critical applications from attacker access, which contributes to compliance for regulations.
The company said that the SafeGuard CryptoServer provides hardware security modules (HSM) that safeguard a range of business processes, including identity management and public key infrastructure (PKI) environments, document management and archiving offerings, database security and authentication, toll collection and the securing of card-based payment transactions and other payment applications.
The integration of Intel SOA Expressway with the Sophos SafeGuard CryptoServer will provide a secure boundary in a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 key-storage appliance with centralised management, the company said.
Girish Juneja, director of SOA products at Intel Software and Services Group, said: “Intel SOA Expressway integrated with Sophos SafeGuard CryptoServer combines high performance and enhanced security to comply with stringent corporate security policies or corporate regulations.”
Michael Rogers, vice president of global alliances and OEM at Sophos, said: “By integrating Sophos’s encryption hardware security module, customer data will be better secured during web service transactions, helping to ensure that this data is not intervened by unauthorised users or vulnerable to attack. We are pleased to partner with Intel’s Software and Services Group SOA Products Group for Intel SOA Expressway.”