Encryption management platform for protection in hybrid clouds

AFORE Solutions announced the addition of CloudLink SecureVM and CloudLink SecureFILE modules to the CloudLink encryption platform.

The additions build on the existing CloudLink SecureVSA and provide AFORE customers with flexibility to layer encryption at multiple points of the cloud computing stack with storage, virtual machine, file and application level solutions deployed and managed from a common framework.

CloudLink provides the encryption foundation that protects mission-critical data across a broad range of use cases from a single integrated platform. CloudLink integration with industry leading hypervisor and cloud platforms enables IT personal to efficiently deploy security controls at all levels of the infrastructure. The net impact is better control, lower TCO and improved business agility to secure sensitive data and embrace the cloud with confidence.

The addition of the two new CloudLink encryption modules provides customers greater deployment flexibility by offering more granular security controls for a wider range of use cases for securing hosted desktop / DaaS and business applications.

CloudLink SecureVM addresses a critical need to protect boot volume integrity for both application server and VDI machine images in virtualized and public cloud environments by providing secure pre-boot authentication and encryption of volumes.

CloudLink SecureFILE enables fine grained policy to target encryption on sensitive applications such as Microsoft SQL server, SharePoint, Exchange and Office applications with unique application templates that simplify security deployment. SecureFILE file level encryption is also specifically designed to support highly scalable file servers providing the granularity required to preserve their advanced file management capabilities.

As more sensitive workloads move to the cloud, service providers such as IPR International, a leading provider of IaaS, disaster recovery, and data protection, are leveraging CloudLink to offer Encryption as a Service (EaaS) as a value added service on top of their computing and storage offerings.

“CloudLink provides us with an encryption management platform that enables us to provide EaaS to secure a broad range of customer initiatives including hosted virtual desktops, application and database servers and virtualized storage,” said Bryan Durr, IPR’s Director of Product Architecture. “Easy customer provisioning and advanced security options that place key control in our customers’ hands allow us to offer a first-class security service that will help drive customer confidence and adoption of the cloud.”

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