Google is now testing a new security service that could help in its quest to compete better with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure public clouds for Fortune 500 customers.
The company's new Cloud Key Management Service (KMS) will let companies manage their encryption keys on the Google Cloud Platform. Businesses of all sizes must encrypt their data both where it is stored and when it is being moved across a network in the face of myriad security threats. To unlock that data for viewing of processing, a user will need encryption keys, which are sort of like super passwords but much harder to crack.
KMS, now in preview, will let customers keep encryption keys for data stored in Google—or anywhere else—on the Google cloud, Jennifer Lin, director of product management for cloud security tells Fortune.
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