Information Technology

Gartner Glossary

Cloud Encryption Gateways

Cloud encryption gateways provide cloud security proxy (typically at the application level), which performs encryption, tokenization or both on an item-by-item basis as data flows through the proxy. The obfuscated (encrypted or tokenized) data can then be stored in a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) application, such as Cloud encryption gateways typically provide a choice of various encryption and tokenization algorithms, depending on the strength of protection required and how much format preservation is necessary (for example, to preserve sorting).

Experience Gartner virtual conferences

Master your role, transform your business and tap into an unsurpassed peer network through our world-leading virtual conferences.

Gartner Webinars

Expert insights and strategies to address your priorities and solve your most pressing challenges.