S3NS, the company formed through a partnership between Thales and Google Cloud, is making its first solution available as planned on February 1 to French organizations in the public and private sectors looking for a public cloud offering with local control capabilities.
“Local controls by S3NS” aims to simplify operations and increase customers’ trust in the cloud by offering data localization in the EU, cryptographic control over data access managed by S3NS, European technical support, and increased transparency, automation, audit and security guarantees with the same level of performance provided by Google Cloud technology.
This new offering, which will not aim to obtain the SecNumCloud certification, allows organizations to begin their transition to a public cloud environment that aims to be certified cloud de confiance as defined by the French government’s cloud strategy.
S3NS, the company formed through a partnership between Thales and Google Cloud, controlled by Thales and operating under French law, announces the general availability of “Local Controls by S3NS”, a new public cloud offering for organizations in the French public and private sector.
Local Controls by S3NS aims to simplify operations and increase customers’ trust in the cloud by:
While this new offering does not aim to obtain ANSSI’S SecNumCloud certification, it allows organizations to begin their transition to the cloud de confiance as defined by the French government’s cloud strategy. S3NS continues to work towards the goal of offering French public institutions and private sector companies Google Cloud’s services and innovation capability in a Trusted Cloud solution that obtains ANSSI's SecNumCloud certification in the second half of 2024.
“S3NS shows that complementing a cloud hyperscaler’s services with additional security guarantees and operations from a European cybersecurity leader can deliver a solution to help address French organizations’ need for increased control and transparency in the cloud. Local Controls by S3NS is a significant step towards our ultimate objective of the SecNumCloud certification for forthcoming offerings”
General Manager of S3NS
“Local Controls by S3NS is the result of close collaboration between the S3NS, Thales and Google Cloud teams to meet demands in the French market for increased control over public cloud services. It’s the first example of delivery on our joint commitments and shared objectives to offer the best of Google Cloud’s technologies in France”
Head of Digital Sovereignty at Google Cloud in France
S3NS continues to rapidly grow operations and is actively expanding its corps of engineers and experts in cybersecurity and cloud computing in 2023. The company works alongside a rich ecosystem of integrator partners and independent software vendors to provide customers with complementary services and solutions.
S3NS is the joint company of Thales, a French leader in cybersecurity in Europe, and Google Cloud, a global leader in cloud technology. S3NS aims to provide French public institutions and private companies public cloud offerings that are highly secure, enabling them to transition to the cloud de confiance that will meet the criteria of ANSSI's SecNumCloud label. S3NS operates under French law and is controlled by Thales.
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