AFORE Completes Cisco Interoperability Verification Testing with Cisco Developer Network

OTTAWA, June 20, 2013 /CNW/ - To take advantage of the benefits of the expanding role of the network, AFORE Solutions today announced that its CloudLink® Secure VSA Release 2.0.1 has successfully completed interoperability verification testing* with the Cisco ISR G2/UCS-E Series as a Cisco Cloud Connector.

AFORE's CloudLink Secure VSA resolves security concerns for enterprises wanting to leverage the cloud for mission critical workloads and data while meeting security regulatory compliance requirements such as PCI DSS, HIPAA and SOX. The CloudLink solution encrypts data at-rest, and in-motion, in multi-tenant virtualized and cloud environments via a software-defined, secure, virtual storage approach. With CloudLink Secure VSA as a Cisco Cloud Connector on Cisco IRS G2/UCS-E, the solution empowers enterprises to have complete control of their sensitive data in public clouds, including Amazon AWS™ and Microsoft Azure™ or VMware vCloud™.  Further, CloudLink allows enterprises to maintain control of encryption keys and security policies and supports the secure cloud federation by leveraging existing key management capabilities on-premise. CloudLink also enables Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to securely deliver cloud infrastructure service, cloud storage service, cloud backup and DR services to the enterprise while utilizing Cisco ISR/UCS-E as a service delivery point. The CloudLink solution is application agnostic, supporting all storage systems and working over existing WAN infrastructure.

"We're pleased to be recognized as a verified member of the Cisco Developer Network" said James LaPalme, VP Sales & Marketing. "Securing and control of sensitive data is a key issue for enterprises deploying into a public, private or hybrid cloud.  Working together with Cisco, AFORE's CloudLink bring a dynamic Cloud Security solution fully integrated with the Cisco industry's leading service delivery point. We look forward to broadening our relationship with Cisco in the future."

The Cisco Developer Network unites Cisco with third-party developers of hardware and software to deliver tested interoperable solutions to joint customers, harnessing the power and intelligence of the network. As a Registered Developer, AFORE offers a complementary product offering and has started to collaborate with Cisco to meet the needs of joint customers. With offerings such as CloudLink Secure VSA, customers can more quickly deploy a broad range of Cisco Compatible business applications, devices, or services that can enhance the capabilities, performance, and management of the Cisco network.  For more information on CloudLink Secure VSA 2.01.1 interoperability with Cisco ISR G2/UCS-E Series go to:

About AFORE Solutions Inc.
AFORE Solutions is a leader in cloud security and management. AFORE's CloudLink® software security appliance combines cloud infrastructure security and manageability with cloud performance monitoring. Enterprises and cloud service providers use CloudLink to protect mission critical data in motion and at rest while managing SLA's for security compliance and service performance. For more information visit:

* Interoperability testing is designed to simulate typical customer configurations, and does not replace the need for on-site testing in conjunction with actual implementation.

CloudLink Secure VSA is a registered trademark of AFORE Solutions, Inc.  Any other brands and products referenced herein are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

SOURCE: AFORE Solutions Inc.

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