The 14th annual Leading Lights Awards winners were announced Monday evening,
The Leading Lights program recognizes top companies and executives for their outstanding achievements in next-generation communications technology, applications, services, strategies and innovations. The 2018 winners were chosen following the judging of hundreds of submissions in 24 categories, which included recognition for those companies continuing to innovate, push boundaries and deliver solutions to some of the communications networking industry's most pressing challenges. The finalists were announced in
Highlights / Key Facts
- Equinix SmartKey is the industry's first globally available key management and cryptography SaaS using
Intel® SGX technology, which ensures confidentiality of customer information. Powered by Fortanix, the next-generation HSM delivered as a service features Fortanix Runtime Encryption technology to ensure the privacy of keys.
- Offered on cloud-neutral Platform Equinix®, SmartKey simplifies data protection across any cloud architecture. SmartKey provides key storage, encryption and tokenization, addresses performance and GRC requirements at the digital edge close to clouds, carriers and counterparties, and restricts key access to authorized users.
- The SmartKey service leverages the
Equinixglobally interconnected platform of 200 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in 52 markets to securely host encryption keys separate from, but in close proximity to, the data located across networks and hybrid multicloud environments.
- The Leading Lights Awards have previously recognized
Equinixtechnology innovation in multiple areas, including "Most Innovative Enterprise Service/SMB service" in 2017 for Equinix Data Hub™, and "Most Innovative Carrier Cloud Service" in 2015 for Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™).
Lance Weaver, Vice President, Emerging Services, Equinix
"With Equinix SmartKey, we've created an SaaS offering that helps enterprises protect sensitive data in any cloud. By seamlessly integrating with public and hybrid clouds globally, SmartKey puts privacy and control of data back in the hands of the customer to meet the evolving cybersecurity needs for cloud, data center and distributed application environments. This award is a testament to
Equinix'scontinuing commitment to innovation, and we are proud SmartKey has been recognized as the most innovative security strategy introduced in the past year."
- Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading
"The quality and number of submissions we received this year across all of our categories, which this year included specialist awards for Outstanding Communications Technology Vision and Most Innovative 5G Technology Strategy, was testament to the innovation that underpins developments in the global communications industry and once again showed how seriously the industry takes this awards program. The winners, and all of the finalists, can be proud of their achievements, as can the quartet of Hall of Fame inductees. Congratulations to all!"
- Leading Lights 2018: The Winners [Leading Lights Awards winner list]
- Learn more about the Equinix SmartKey solution [website]
- Equinix Enhances Its Global Platform with
New Cloud Security Serviceto Manage Encryption Keys[press release]
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX data centers and developing, deploying and delivering
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