AFORE Secures VDI, Application Servers, and Amazon Elastic Block Store
for AWS Users
OTTAWA, Nov. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - AFORE Solutions, Inc., a market leader in cloud security and data encryption, today announced
a portfolio of Amazon Web Services (AWS) security solutions enabling
customers to take control of securing sensitive data within AWS. The
suite, targeted at enterprise customers and service providers planning
to offer Encryption as a Service (EaaS), helps accelerate customer
adoption of the AWS cloud platform by protecting sensitive data.
Information once thought to be too critical to process in the cloud can
now be encrypted in real time protecting such data against many
advanced threats and unauthorized access.
Designed to help protect virtual desktops (VDI), application servers,
Microsoft SharePoint and SQL server, as well as Amazon Elastic Block
Store (EBS) deployments, the AFORE suite includes customer-controlled
encryption key management for greater data protection. These measures
give AWS cloud customers a peace of mind in terms of keeping data from
being breached or leaked. As a result of the deployment, customers are
able to meet regulatory compliance and data remanence needs and guard
against a broad range of threats, including advanced persistent threats
(APTs), cyber surveillance programs and insider leaks. AFORE's data
encryption solutions are easy to deploy in both Amazon Machine Image
(AMI) virtual machines and Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL) deployment
"With regulatory compliance requirements and cyber surveillance having
such a significant impact on data stored in the cloud, key management
becomes the critical lynch-pin related to the effectiveness of cloud
encryption," says Peter ffoulkes, Research Director at 451 Research -
"Customers must carefully evaluate who is managing the encryption keys
as well as the associated business risk and cost of not having complete
control over who can access their data."
AFORE's data security suite has been built from the ground up for cloud
and virtualized environments to deliver powerful data protection that
eliminates traditional cost and deployment complexity barriers. AFORE's
unique capabilities include:
Security for all layers of the computing stack from storage to servers
Single security management plane for private, hybrid and multiple public
Agentless deployment forgoing the need to modify applications or
Comprehensive system management and data access forensics
Enterprise controlled encryption key management
"While the cloud offers tremendous value in terms of the ease of
provisioning, system scale-out and IT management, data security within
the cloud continues to rank as a top concern among IT departments,"
said Jonathan Reeves, AFORE's Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer.
"AFORE's encryption solutions for AWS provide the data protection that
customers require to host enterprise workloads in the cloud. Data once
thought to be too confidential or critical for the public cloud can now
be stored without worry, leading to a new class of applications making
AFORE will introduce a suite of CloudLink® AMI's at the AWS re:Invent 2013 conference in booth 209, November 12-15, at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas.
AFORE Solutions is a leader in security and encryption management
solutions for the Cloud. AFORE's CloudLink® Secure VSA protects mission
critical data in motion and at rest while CypherX provides application
lockdown and protection against advanced threats (APT). CloudLink
Secure VSA has been certified Vblock Ready ™ by VCE® to run on Vblock™ Infrastructure Platforms. AFORE Solutions is a
member of the EMC® Select partner program. 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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