Zero trust model relieves security concerns about cloud adoption, data
residency and compliance; new partnerships formed with Salesforce, IBM,
Amazon and Entrust
LONDON, UK, Sept. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - CloudMask, an innovator in data
protection, today launched in the UK to protect sensitive information
in the cloud, even in the case of a total breach. Following
high-profile data leaks and new reforms affecting data from the UK,
CloudMask offers a 'zero trust model', a paradigm shift in how
businesses and individuals protect information. The new security
technology works on the premise that no one can be trusted with data -
including cloud administrators, governments, employees, and even
company IT administrators.
"New legislation and a hike in data leaks needn't deter anyone from
adopting cloud technologies. A switch to cloud computing marks a
decrease in the emphasis on systems and an increase in the focus on
data," said Wael Aggan, CEO, CloudMask. "By masking data from creation,
in transit, storage and processing to the final point of consumption,
businesses can easily address security concerns about data privacy
including residency and compliance."
Gartner expects cloud-based security services to grow to $3.7 billion by
2016, with annual growth of 20 percent and the highest growth is
expected in the cloud-based tokenisation and encryption segment. In the
last eighteen months, CloudMask has already worked with many
organisations in North America, focusing on the public, legal,
financial and health care sectors. CloudMask has been evaluated and
implemented by Shared Service Canada (SSC), a Canadian federal
government department and is used across multiple Canadian Federal
"Eliminating the need for special encryption gateways or VPNs, CloudMask
simplifies the deployment process with minimal time for
implementation," said Jirka Danek, the former Director General,
Enterprise Architecture, IT Security Accreditation Authority for the
Canadian Federal Government. "CloudMask easily integrated with our
security infrastructure and ensures that existing applications continue
to function normally and that data will never travel, process or be
stored as meaningful data."
CloudMask solves the following key issues faced by businesses today:
Data protection: data is inspected at creation and the appropriate type of protection is
applied based on enterprise policy. Using Selective Intelligent Masking
(SIM)TM, CloudMask can track, protect and control access of the sensitive data
throughout its lifecycle. Strong encryption, tokenisation and masking
ensure data protection, even if a hacker has infiltrated the network.
The owner of the data is the only one who maintains control of
decryption keys and decides who should get access to data.
Compliance: the zero trust model allows businesses to easily achieve regulatory
compliance including EU Data Protection Directives, UK DPA and other
industry specific regulations.
Data residency: data is masked by the user at the point of creation and not accessible
as meaningful data throughout its journey within the enterprise, in the
cloud and across international boundaries. Only the user can allow
access to the data.
CloudMask has partnered with Entrust, Salesforce, IBM and Amazon to
deliver the best possible security solution without compromising
application functionality in any way. The company is looking to further
develop its strategic technology and channel reseller partnerships in
Aggan confirmed CloudMask's commitment to UK security and concluded:
"We're increasingly seeing data privacy issues impacting UK businesses
in the media from security leaks to new laws on data sharing. This is a
real wake-up call to protect our assets, our intellectual property and
our information in a world where our adversaries, in most cases, are
stronger than us."
CloudMask is the winner of the Canadian Innovation Commercialisation
Programme (CICP) and is currently accepted to the Common Criteria
Certification to meet the security certification required to operate
with governments in 26 countries.
Winner of the Canadian Innovation Commercialisation Programme (CICP),
CloudMask protects data in the cloud and on premise, even in the event
of a total breach. CloudMask's solution is based on a 'zero trust
model' and works on the premise that no one can be trusted with data -
including cloud administrators, governments, employees and even company
IT administrators. CloudMask can track, protect and control access of
data throughout its lifecycle - from creation, in transit, storage and
processing to the point of consumption - enabling businesses to meet
data residency and privacy regulations. Eliminating the need for
special encryption gateways or VPNs simplifies the deployment process
and achieves zero deployment cost, minimising time to implement.
For more information, visit www.cloudmask.com
CloudMask Videos: www.vimeo.com/cloudmask
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SOURCE: CloudMask Corp
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