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Thales collaborative cloud solution certified to European Restricted level

  • In 2021, TrustNest R-Cloud became the first cloud solution certified for use with information classified as Restricted Distribution in France, and is now available for European projects with the new European Restricted accreditation approved by ANSSI, the French national cybersecurity agency.
  • The TrustNest R-Suite applications marketplace hosted on this cloud since 2023 will now be authorised to offer European Restricted services to help companies collaborate more easily on European projects involving sensitive data.

As companies purse their digital transformation, remote collaboration in the cloud has come to play a key role in project management and is easy to set up with the cloud solutions available to the general public. But until now, the use of these public cloud solutions was not authorised for strategic projects handling sensitive data. Thales developed its R-Cloud platform to meet this requirement. With the new solution, partners on projects handling information classified as Restricted Distribution (RD) in France – and now European Restricted in Europe – can use collaborative tools that were previously unable to provide the necessary security assurances. The TrustNest R-Suite marketplace brings users all the benefits of the collaborative cloud without compromising on security.

ANSSI's approval of European Restricted accreditation – the first time a single cloud has been certified for use by several clients – marks a significant milestone in that it sets the official seal of approval on the use of TrustNest R-Cloud on major European projects involving France and all the other EU Member States.

TrustNest R-Cloud has offered a Restricted Distribution collaboration solution to French companies of all sizes since January 2022, and the certified TrustNest R-Suite of as-a-service applications was added in 2023. Today, Thales is making these applications available for use on major European programmes that require European Restricted accreditation, to provide videoconferencing and team chat services, support co-development of sensitive software and hardware by teams located in different countries, supervise projects and manage resources using Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications.

This latest accreditation consolidates the position of TrustNest R-Suite as the preferred collaborative software suite for major French and European strategic programmes.

About TrustNest R-Cloud

TrustNest R-Cloud is the first collaborative cloud solution with both French Restricted Distribution and European Restricted accreditations. Entirely operated by Thales, it is interconnected with the sensitive networks of multiple partners. Under French regulations, it meets the requirements of Ministerial Instruction No. 901 for protection of systems handing Restricted Distribution information in France, and General Interministerial Instruction No. 2102 for protection of systems handing European Restricted information. TrustNest R-Cloud brings organisations all the benefits of a cloud infrastructure, including elasticity, scalability and updatability. TrustNest R-Suite brings together all the SaaS applications hosted on this cloud, providing authorised companies access to an innovative suite of as-a-service applications to collaborate more easily and deliver sensitive projects more quickly.

As a trusted partner, Thales offers users of public, private, defence and restricted clouds highly secure, easy-to-deploy solutions that are tailored to the nature of the organisations involved, the level of protection required and their specific service needs.

Find out more about TrustNest R-Suite here: TrustNest R-Cloud (

About Thales

Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global leader in advanced technologies within three domains: Defence & Security, Aeronautics & Space, and Digital Identity & Security. It develops products and solutions that help make the world safer, greener and more inclusive.

The Group invests close to €4 billion a year in Research & Development, particularly in key areas such as quantum technologies, Edge computing, 6G and cybersecurity.

Thales has 77,0001 ​ employees in 68 countries. In 2022, the Group generated sales of €17.6 billion.

1 Excluding the Transport business

Marion Bonnet, Press and social media manager, Security and Cyber
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