SafeNet was an information security company protecting identities, transactions, communications, data and licensing software company based in Belcamp, Maryland, United States, which was acquired in August 2014 by the French security company Gemalto. Gemalto was, in turn, acquired by Thales Group in 2019. The former SafeNet’s products such as smart card and include solutions for enterprise authentication, data encryption, and smart card management systems (CMS). SafeNet’s software monetization products are sold under the Thales Sentinel brand.
SafeNet was notably one of the largest suppliers of encryption technology to the United States Government.