AFORE CloudLink® Powers EMC® Encryption as a Service Offering - CloudLink® Data Security Enables Cloud Service Providers to Accelerate Cloud Adoption and Increase Subscriber Revenues

OTTAWA, May 7, 2014 /CNW/ - AFORE Solutions, Inc., a leader in cloud security and data encryption management, today announced that CloudLink® SecureVSA will serve as the data security foundation for the EMC® Encryption as a Service (EaaS) solution. EMC EaaS enables Cloud Service Providers to offer their customers simple to deploy, pay-as-you-go data encryption providing a value-add security service that complements existing as-a-Service offerings including; Infrastructure as a Service, Storage as a Service, Disaster Recovery as a Service, and Hosted Virtual Desktops.

CloudLink helps Cloud Service Providers accelerate cloud adoption and build competitive differentiation by addressing customer security concerns when deploying enterprise applications in the cloud. "EMC Encryption as a Service is a key addition to our portfolio and complements many of the existing EMC as-a-Service solutions offered today" said David Trigg, Vice President, Solutions Group, EMC Corporation. "AFORE is a valued EMC Technology  Select Partner and introducing CloudLink as part of our Encryption as a Service offering provides exciting new opportunities for our Cloud Service Providers to accelerate cloud deployments and grow subscriber revenue."

AFORE CloudLink SecureVSA provides a software defined storage encryption layer between virtualized applications and physical storage arrays encrypting sensitive data in multi-tenant public, private and hybrid clouds. The solution is transparent to both underlying storage infrastructure as well as application workloads making deployment simple for both Cloud Service Providers and their customers. While some approaches encrypt the entire storage infrastructure, CloudLink supports granular encryption on a per-application, per-customer basis providing multi-tenant data separation and key control in an efficient, cost effective manner.

Cosentry, an EMC Business Partner Program Service Provider offering a number of as-a-Service offerings, is now offering EMC Encryption as a Service to help their customers secure their data to meet regulatory compliance such as HIPAA and PCI. "EMC Encryption as a Service provides Cosentry with a data security solution that allows our customers to embrace the benefits of a shared cloud computing model while ensuring their data is segregated and secured from other tenants" said Craig Hurley, Vice President of Product Management, at Cosentry. "The solution makes it very simple to onboard customers and provides very flexible deployment and encryption key management options enabling us to tailor the solution to individual customer's requirements."

Packaging CloudLink within EMC Encryption as a Service builds on existing AFORE/ EMC initiatives to provide the market with yet another avenue to secure virtualized and cloud workloads. "EMC's commitment to providing its customers with the industry's best cloud solutions is undeniable and we are pleased that CloudLink is now an integral part of their cloud service provider offering." said Alex Berlin, President and Chief Executive Officer at AFORE. "CloudLink has proven to address a critical need in the market today for enterprise customers looking to secure their enterprise private clouds; this business partnership and its focus on extending the capability to service providers, should enable a whole new sector of organizations to confidently move forward with their cloud programs."

AFORE CloudLink is commercially available and will be showcased at EMC World 2014 May 5-8 at the Venetian in Las Vegas, NV.

About AFORE:
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 a Select Partner in the EMC Business Partner Program for Technology Connect Partners as well as an   artneras a  RSA luding Secure ty controls ess applications. S and scale oRSA Technology partner. For more information visit: and follow us on Twitter @aforesolutions .

About Cosentry:
Cosentry is the trusted leader in Midwest Data Center Services, providing solutions that allow our clients to focus on their core business. Our customers can feel confident, knowing their IT Infrastructure is operating at the highest level of reliability, performance, and security. Cosentry has over a decade of experience providing data center services including Colocation, Cloud, Managed Hosting, and Managed Services. We operate as our client's local business partner, taking the time to truly understand their business while tailoring our solutions to meet each client's unique business and technical requirements. Whether virtualizing, consolidating, optimizing, or fully outsourcing data center and IT infrastructure, businesses can rely on Cosentry for help with resilient and versatile solutions.

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SOURCE: AFORE Solutions Inc.

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