Securing DaaS, VDI and cloud hosted servers made simple through
CloudLink encryption management
OTTAWA, June 17, 2014 /CNW/ - AFORE Solutions, Inc., a leader in cloud security and data encryption management, today
announced the seamless integration of CloudLink® SecureVM with Microsoft® BitLocker® encryption. Organizations will now be able to secure their virtual
desktop and server virtual machines (VMs) with native Windows
encryption tools and protect virtual machines hosted on leading cloud
provider platforms and enterprise virtualized infrastructures.
CloudLink SecureVM also supports Linux native encryption, providing
organizations with a single encryption management solution for multiple
clouds and VM operating systems.
While BitLocker encryption is widely used in the enterprise, it relies
on hardware Trusted Platform Modules (TPM) or USB drives to store
encryption keys. CloudLink SecureVM eliminates the need for keys to be
stored in hardware, enabling native OS encryption to be used in virtual
desktop infrastructure (VDI) and virtualized server deployments.
SecureVM secures both boot and data volumes with a centralized approach
that allows IT departments to manage OS boot security policy rather
than relying on individual users. The solution provides enterprises
with full control of the encryption keys for both Windows and Linux VMs
deployed throughout their hybrid cloud and validates the integrity of
virtual machines before they are allowed to boot.
Key benefits of the integrated CloudLink solution include:
VM encryption for Amazon Web Services™, Microsoft Azure®, VMware® vCloud® Hybrid Service™
VM encryption for VMware vSphere® and Microsoft Hyper-V® private clouds
Ensures data is protected from other cloud tenants and cloud service
Flexible encryption key control, enabling customers to determine where
and how keys are stored
Pre-boot authorization and image integrity validation
A common CloudLink platform across multiple OS, cloud architectures and
"Enterprises see cloud security as a top priority, but data encryption
solutions must leverage existing platforms and operating environments
that are already in use in the organization," said Jonathan Reeves,
AFORE Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer. "The CloudLink data security
platform protects workloads at multiple layers, enabling businesses,
healthcare organizations and governments to confidently reap the
economic benefits of cloud adoption."
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 and EMC VSPEX
validated. AFORE is an EMC® Select Business Partner as well as an
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oRSA Technology partner. For more information visit: www.aforesolutions.com and follow us on Twitter @aforesolutions.
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SOURCE: AFORE Solutions Inc.
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