Data assets are at constant risk from both external cyber adversaries and malicious insiders, making strong data security critical to any organization’s cybersecurity program. Front and center in all programs is encryption, a foundational best practice for protecting sensitive data sets. However, data security and storage efficiency have too often been mutually exclusive. More specifically, encrypting data at rest has, to date, negated important storage optimization technologies, namely data deduplication and compression. To eliminate the need to make such undesirable trade-offs, Thales and Pure Storage have collaborated on a solution that integrates encryption technologies to protect data while maintaining the efficiency customers expect from Pure Storage’s all-flash storage array.