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Thales, Google Cloud to Develop Generative AI Security Capabilities

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Thales and Google Cloud are working together to provide organizations with generative artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities that they can use to automate tasks and secure their data.

The partnership is part of Thales' generative AI strategy to bring new AI-powered features and experiences to its CipherTrust data security platform customers, the company said in a prepared statement.

Thales Adds Machine Learning Feature to CipherTrust

CipherTrust's Smart Protection service's new "Data Discovery and Classification Machine Learning" feature powered by Google Cloud's Vertex AI enhances data discovery and classification, Thales said. The feature lets CipherTrust users classify data into different categories and subcategories and utilize "named entity recognition" to discover different types of sensitive information.

It also leverages ML techniques and semantic context to allow users to discover and classify sensitive information from corporate document repositories and ensure that this information is secured within established limits.

Thales will continue to use Google Cloud's generative AI capabilities to enhance CipherTrust's ability to discover, classify and protect sensitive data in the cloud, the companies stated. This will help organizations use CipherTrust to improve their operations, comply with data security mandates and close security gaps.

Thales Buys Imperva, Offers Data Security Platform as a Service

Along with partnering with Google Cloud to incorporate generative AI capabilities into CipherTrust, Thales in July 2023 purchased application and data security company Imperva from Thoma Bravo for an enterprise value of $3.6 billion. Imperva extends Thales' reach in the data security market and allows the company to enter the application security space, the businesses said.

Thales projects Imperva will generate approximately $22.65 billion in revenues for its cybersecurity business.

Also in July, Thales started offering CipherTrust via a cloud-based subscription-as-a-service model. This gives organizations the option to deploy CipherTrust as a virtual machine (VM), physical appliance or hybrid cluster, Thales stated.

A Closer Look at Thales

Thales provides CipherTrust, which delivers unified data protection, the company noted. CipherTrust leverages capabilities from the Vormetric Data Security Platform and KeySecure and connector products. Organizations can use CipherTrust to discover, protect and control their sensitive data from any location, the company noted.

Meanwhile, Thales offers data protection, access management and authentication and software monetization products. Thales also manages a partner network.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.