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Press Release

SafeNet Continues Expansion into Russian Data Protection Market

Offering customers security solutions for eGovernment Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and PCI DSS

SafeNet, a global leader in information security, on Friday announced that it will continue to expand into the Russian Data Protection market, offering customers security solutions for eGovernment Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and PCI DSS.

More than ten years ago, SafeNet entered the Russian market as a leader in authentication solutions. SafeNet has now reinforced and accelerated its business growth and development across the Russian enterprise data protection market. The company is introducing its entire Data Protection portfolio, including database and application security, disk and file encryption, centralized key management, network and WAN security, and content security, as well as the highly recognised eToken two-factor authentication product range to secure sensitive data.

“The Russian market continues to offer exciting potential, with increasing regulations for online and credit card transactions, more eGovernment PKI initiatives, and securing company datacentres,” said Gary Clark, vice president, EMEA, SafeNet. “We are one of the largest organisations globally dedicated to data protection. The foundation of SafeNet’s expansion in Russia is based on an ever-increasing solution portfolio covering the most important data protection needs.”

SafeNet has recognised the need to invest in having the highest quality sales channel to support its customers. As part of SafeNet’s ongoing development, it has recently appointed the Russian organizations listed below as strategic distribution partners, providing customers with local sales and technical support. SafeNet partners constitute a true extension of the Company’s presence in Russia, its ability to support customers, and its recognition as the leader in data protection.

  • Certified Information Systems (CIS) now distributes SafeNet’s eToken two-factor authentication solutions and the eSafe content security solution. CIS has established itself as a leader in information security within Russia. “We are delighted to be working with SafeNet in the Russian market, and to see the continued investment that they are making in the region. It is exciting to be working with a strong authentication leader with such a large portfolio, providing a platform for protecting our customers’ most sensitive data wherever it resides – on-premise or in the cloud,” claimed Sergey Grudanov, CEO of Certified Information Systems (CIS).
  • Demos is an established leader in PKI technology in Russia, now distributing SafeNet’s PKI HSMs, the LUNA SA series, the security anchor of any PKI infrastructure. Vladimir Degtyarev, Managing Director, Demos, said, “SafeNet has spent more than 10 years working in Russia and has built up a strong reputation for their understanding of the Russian marketplace and for their HSM portfolio. We know this is what customers need to secure their PKI investment, and our double-digit growth shows we are right.”
  • Rainbow Security is established as a leading Information Security distributor in Russia. It has been selected by SafeNet to distribute DataSecure, their access control and data compliance solutions. Rainbow Security’s expertise is critical to position SafeNet solutions, and to answer the growing need of PCI and compliance requirements. “Our joint success is built on an everyday partnership and a deep understanding of the customers’ challenges in terms of allowing compliance to Russian Private Data Law by encrypting sensitive information and databases, controlling access to sensitive information, and meeting all the Russian requirements of today and tomorrow,” says Irina Momchilovich, CEO of Rainbow Security.

“Customers are demanding enhanced data security,” continued Gary Clark, “and they understand that an effective data protection strategy is core to their IT infrastructure. Whether they are moving data to virtualised environments, meeting increased regulatory requirements from mandates such as PCI-DSS, or securing employee access to corporate resources, customers are deploying SafeNet to manage and protect their most sensitive data.”

SafeNet continues to lead the way with new Data Protection solutions, such as its ‘Trusted Cloud Fabric’ for cloud computing environments, which sees new technology available today for securing access to SaaS applications, securing virtual machines, and communications to and from the cloud. SafeNet’s Content Security solutions provide real-time, intelligent inspection of all Web and mail content and traffic, including legitimate sites, encrypted traffic, and Web-enabled applications. In addition to its Data Protection offering, SafeNet also has a strong presence in the Russian market with its Software Licensing and Entitlement Management solutions. Sentinel customers can address all of their anti-piracy, IP protection, license enablement, and license management challenges, and join the 15,000+ Sentinel customers around the world. SafeNet has a global presence with 26 offices and more than 25,000 customers in 100 countries. SafeNet solutions secure National ID and financial transactions, and address compliance with data privacy and PCI DSS mandates.

More Stories By Salvatore Genovese

Salvatore Genovese is a Cloud Computing consultant and an i-technology blogger based in Rome, Italy. He occasionally blogs about SOA, start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, open source and bleeding-edge technologies, companies, and personalities. Sal can be reached at hamilton(at)sys-con.com.