AFORE CloudLink® Unlocks the Power of Microsoft® BitLocker® in the Cloud

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 provider admins

  • 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 use cases

"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."

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 and EMC VSPEX validated. AFORE is an EMC® Select Business Partner 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.

Copyright © 2014 All Rights Reserved. CloudLink is a trademark of AFORE Solutions, Inc. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

SOURCE: AFORE Solutions Inc.

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