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April 8, 2015

Vormetric secures AWS S3 & Box data

The new Vormetric Cloud Encryption Gateway will encrypt data before it is put into cloud storage.

By James Nunns

Vormetric has announced the release of the Vormetric Cloud Encryption Gateway, which extends the company’s data security platform with protection for data in cloud storage environments.

The new product is designed to make sure that the use of cloud storage solutions can be fully embraced without the fear over lack of security controls for regulated and sensitive data.

The Cloud Encryption Gateway offers organisations compliant Box and S3 services to both employees and partners.

Garrett Bekker, senior analyst in the information security practice at 451 Research, said: "Unstructured data has no permanent home. Depending on the latest ‘project du-jour’ it can live in an on-premise data centre, a big-data repository, and increasingly in the cloud within popular SaaS apps or file synch-and-share (FSS) offerings like Box."

"However, the cloud security marketplace is currently composed of mainly point products that address only a few of these potential scenarios. Vendors who can address a wide range of use cases and address both cloud and on-premise repositories of unstructured data should be well received by enterprise customers."

One of the benefits of this new platform is that it encrypts data before it is saved to cloud storage, while the encryption keys and access policies are under enterprise control.

The main components of the product are that it provides encryption and policy enforcement and it is paired with a Vormetric Data Security Managment.

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These will both be available as virtual appliances and the DSM can also be deployed as a FIPS 140-2 Level 2 or Level 3 certified hardware appliance.

Derek Tumulak, VP of product management for Vormetric, said: "Enterprise users love cloud file storage and sharing solutions, but in using them often violate IT security and compliance rules. IT organisations can take back control by offering users the services they want, but in a way that meets enterprise security needs."

"At the same time, solutions have to make good business sense. With this addition to the Vormetric Data Security Platform, organisations can now solve more problems with a single solution to manage protection of sensitive data across multiple data-at-rest environments."

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