What is AWS Key Management Service?
AWS Key Management Service (KMS) is a managed service that makes it easy for you to create and control the encryption keys used to encrypt your data, and uses Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) to protect the security of your keys. AWS Key Management Service is integrated with other AWS services including Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, and Amazon Redshift. AWS Key Management Service is also integrated with AWS CloudTrail to provide you with logs of all key usage to help meet your regulatory and compliance needs.
AWS Key Management Service is a tool in the Data Security Services category of a tech stack.
Who uses AWS Key Management Service?
61 companies reportedly use AWS Key Management Service in their tech stacks, including Slack, deleokorea, and CRED.
86 developers on StackShare have stated that they use AWS Key Management Service.
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AWS Key Management Service's Features
- Centralized Key Management
- Integrated with AWS services
- Encryption for all your applications
- Built-in Auditing
- Fully Managed
AWS Key Management Service Alternatives & Comparisons
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Azure Key Vault
Secure key management is essential to protect data in the cloud. Use Azure Key Vault to encrypt keys and small secrets like passwords that use keys stored in hardware security modules (HSMs). For more assurance, import or generate keys in HSMs, and Microsoft processes your keys in FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validated HSMs (hardware and firmware). With Key Vault, Microsoft doesn’t see or extract your keys. Monitor and audit your key use with Azure logging—pipe logs into Azure HDInsight or your security information and event management (SIEM) solution for more analysis and threat detection.
It provides data protection in distributed applications, web and mobile apps with PostgreSQL, MySQL, KV backends through selective encryption.
The AWS CloudHSM service allows you to protect your encryption keys within HSMs designed and validated to government standards for secure key management. You can securely generate, store, and manage the cryptographic keys used for data encryption such that they are accessible only by you. AWS CloudHSM helps you comply with strict key management requirements without sacrificing application performance.
It powers apps from development through their entire life cycle, so our customers can deliver differentiated, high-performing, and secure digital experiences.
It is the data privacy infrastructure that makes it simple to give your users control over their personal data. It makes it simple for any company to meet today's higher privacy standards.