CREDANT Removes Major Roadblock to Cloud Adoption through Unique Data Encryption Approach
London, February 2011: CREDANT Technologies, the trusted experts in data protection, today announced immediate availability of the beta program for its cloud encryption software for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) private cloud infrastructures. The new CREDANT cloud security platform provides enterprise customers with the ability to more rapidly embrace cloud infrastructure by removing the primary roadblock to adoption – data security. With this launch, CREDANT enables organizations to control and enforce security whether corporate data is located in private, hybrid or public cloud infrastructures. The CREDANT cloud security platform provides the only cloud data security approach to enable granular encryption, access control and key management that allows enterprises, including the cloud provider itself.
CREDANT, the comprehensive provider of endpoint, mobile, and cloud data protection, is breaking down the security barriers for clients moving to cloud computing models. CREDANT’s approach, new to the field of cloud security, is to protect data itself rather than protecting specific volumes, drives, or devices. Its encryption technology is the only automated, centrally managed, policy-based solution on the market, providing real-time protection and peace of mind for enterprise and governmental customers with sensitive data. Competitive solutions are either unworkable in cloud infrastructures or are highly labor intensive and have so far failed to meet the needs of enterprise customers wishing to move to the cloud.
The solution will enable businesses and governmental organizations to deploy private cloud infrastructures as part of their long-term roadmap to full cloud utilization by putting data security in the control of the enterprise—not the cloud administrator. By enabling the IT security organization to control encryption of critical data on cloud platforms centrally, and in a way that is fully integrated with other data protection and encryption solutions already in place, organizations can safely embrace private, hybrid, and public cloud computing models with the knowledge that their data is safe from co-tenants, hackers, and malicious insiders. The CREDANT cloud security platform:
· Effectively eliminates the risk of an insider (either within the organization or working for an outsourced provider) accessing or stealing sensitive data;
· Provides granular access to decrypted information to the authorized user only while; administrators (local and third-party) access only the system and not the protected data; and,
· Enables seamless management of data security on physical infrastructure, mobile devices, removable media, private clouds, virtual desktop infrastructures, and hybrid/public cloud models, in a way that is transparent to users.
· Prevents unprotected data leakage to removable media while enabling secure usage and control of removable storage.
“CREDANT’s robust key management technology and data-centric encryption technology allows us to solve one of the core Cloud security problems in a fundamentally different way ,” said Chris Burchett, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder, CREDANT Technologies. “The complexity of managing cloud infrastructures requires a new model for data security, and our new offering defines the path for organizations to more rapidly and securely adopt cloud models by removing the risks of data theft and insider attack wherever the data resides. This isn’t just about security – it’s about accelerating the transformation to the cloud for our customers.”
The CREDANT is the first of a series of releases targeting data security in the cloud. It provides simple, centrally managed security for data in private cloud infrastructures utilizing VDI. This new solution offers a far more secure and business-aligned approach to protect data, and is built upon CREDANT’s extensive expertise as the world’s largest endpoint data security specialist. The beta program is now available; organizations can register to participate by visiting www.credant.com/cloudsecurity.
CREDANT Technologies is the trusted expert in data protection. CREDANT's data security solutions mitigate risk, preserve customer brand, and reduce the cost of compliance, enabling business to "protect what matters." CREDANT has been recognized by Inc. magazine as the #1 fastest growing security software company in 2008 and 2007; was selected by Red Herring as one of the top 100 privately held companies and top 100 Innovators; and was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2005. Austin Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Crescendo Ventures, Intel Capital (NASDAQ:INTC), and Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) are investors in CREDANT Technologies. For more information, visit www.credant.com.
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