CloudLink® offers per-tenant, per-application data encryption with
advanced key management
OTTAWA, May 7, 2014 /CNW/ - AFORE Solutions, Inc., a leader in cloud security and data encryption management, today
announced that CloudLink® SecureVSA has been EMC® VSPEX™ Labs Validated
for VSPEX Proven Infrastructure providing the market with a tested and
validated solution designed to segregate and secure sensitive data in
multi-tenant virtualized and cloud environments.
CloudLink provides a software defined storage encryption layer between
virtualized applications and physical storage arrays. By decoupling
data encryption from the physical storage, customers can secure
sensitive data without the IT cost and complexity of changing their
underlying infrastructure or having to modify their applications. The
simple-to-deploy solution enables granular encryption on a
per-application, per-department or per-operating unit basis providing
multi-tenant data separation and key control in an efficient, cost
As organizations consider private cloud to reduce cost and improve
business agility, they not only face daunting architecture challenges
but struggle with how to secure data in this shared, multi-tenant
infrastructure. "EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructure is designed for
flexibility and validated to ensure interoperability enabling customers
to quickly and confidently deploy cloud infrastructure" said Gil
Shneorson, Vice President and General Manager VSPEX at EMC Corporation.
"AFORE CloudLink provides a proven data security solution that is
designed to protect multi-tenant customer data in a very simple,
flexible approach that can adapt as business needs evolve."
"As organizations consolidate their IT infrastructure to private cloud
models, data security becomes a top concern and the combination of
VSPEX and CloudLink meets a critical customer need and will help
accelerate the movement to private clouds" said Scott Morin, Vice
President of Sales and Business Development at AFORE. "Our goal with
this program is to deliver an encryption foundation that enables
enterprises to build out their private cloud with confidence and ensure
that they have the scale, support and flexibility required to extend
into public cloud in the future."
Avnet Technology Solutions, a leading IT solutions distributor for EMC,
sees AFORE CloudLink addressing a key customer need related to cloud
computing. "Data encryption is a compelling solution to mitigate risk,
comply with regulatory requirements and ensure multi-tenant data
separation," said Greg Peterson, Vice President and General Manager for
the EMC Solutions group, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. "Our
partners need a solution for their customers that provides security for
data at rest and data in flight, while also supporting business
requirements such as cloud computing, HIPAA, and PCI. AFORE CloudLink
addresses both types of partner requirements in a single EMC® VSPEX™ Labs Validated solution that is simple to deploy and puts
encryption key control in the hands of the data owner rather than a
centralized IT department."
AFORE CloudLink is commercially available and will be showcased at EMC World 2014 May 5-8 at the Venetian in Las Vegas, NV.
AFORE is a leading provider of advanced data security and encryption
management solutions that protect sensitive customer information in
multi-tenant private, public and hybrid clouds. AFORE CloudLink® been
recognized for several prestigious industry awards including the Best
of VMworld Gold Award in the Security / Compliance for Virtualization
category in 2013. CloudLink SecureVSA has been certified Vblock Ready™
by VCE® to run on Vblock™ Infrastructure Platforms. AFORE is an EMC®
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more information visit: www.aforesolutions.com and follow us on Twitter @aforesolutions .
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