It’s official: Unbound Security and Google Cloud are now partners–customers can now store encryption keys completely outside of Google’s infrastructure, giving customers more confidence when storing sensitive data in its cloud.

Announced today at Google NEXT ’19 in London, Unbound Key Control (UKC) has integrated with the Google Cloud Platform External Key Manager, to allow Google users to control their data by having full control of their encryption keys. Currently in Alpha but coming to Beta soon, External Key Manager enables users to manage cryptographic keys for cloud services, in the same manner as they would on-premise.

Unbound Key Control (UKC), the first and only software-based solution that is FIPS-140-2 Level 2 certified by NIST that leverages secure multiparty computation (MPC), protects cryptographic keys by ensuring they never exist in complete form throughout their complete forms throughout their lifecycle. Through the integration of these two products, Google Cloud customers now have unprecedented levels of security and control over cryptographic keys while maintaining access to critical data sets.

This integration provides a variety of benefits for Google Cloud customers, including the ability to:

  • Assist in compliance with data protection legislation and regulations: Including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Streamline key management processes: By managing their own keys, enterprises can better-protect their data and improve compliance.
  • Help protect against rogue cloud service administrators: Mitigate the risk of potential unauthorized data access by an administrator who may be misusing privileges.