Cloud Security Concerns of Enterprises Addressed with Encryption at Source


Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) February 22, 2012

A major impediment to enterprise adoption of cloud-based backup is being addressed with a new product. Vaultize, an enterprise-class cloud-based backup, performs encryption of data at source as a first by any cloud-backup vendor across the world.

While all cloud-based backup solutions perform encryption at the cloud server, Vaultize encrypts data at source before it leaves the device. Vaultize is the first one to do both encryption and de-duplication together at source. Once considered to be technologically impossible, global de-duplication and encryption together at source is now available in Vaultize. said Anand Kekre, CEO and Co-founder of Vaultize. Because of rapid consumerization of IT along with increase in the number of events of data leak, security compromises and privacy breaches with consumer-based cloud backup, enterprises were seriously looking for something like this.

According to Ankur Panchbudhe Co-founder and CTO, Vaultize is designed from the ground-up specifically for cloud with multiple levels of end-to-end security and privacy that no other solution provides. User data is encrypted using AES 256-bit encryption on users device itself using customers keys. Then it is transferred to the Vaultize cloud using 256-bit SSL and OAuth protection. Once it reaches our cloud, an additional level of encryption is added on already encrypted data before it is stored. Vaultize cloud servers are hosted in state-of-the-art cloud of Rackspace which is SAS 70 Type II, PCI DSS, ISO 27001 and Safe harbor compliant. All this comes without loosing any benefits like global smart de-duplication and compression.

Recently, Vaultize also announced Group Sync Dropbox-like file sharing and synchronization across users with enterprise-grade control and centralized administration.

Vaultize offers flexible deployment options other than its default Rackspace hosting in the US to its enterprise customers. Enterprises can choose any other public cloud provider and any different geographical location. Additionally they can choose to deploy Vaultize in their own private cloud, data center, in a virtual private cloud or hybrid.

Vaultize pricing is simple and transparent. Businesses are charged flat fee per GB computed on the storage consumed in cloud – calculated post de-duplication and compression. And, there is no user, device or feature licensing.

About Vaultize:

Vaultize (http://www.vaultize.com) is a flagship product from Anoosmar Technologies a privately held and bootstrapped company with registered office in Pune (India). It is the first backup, sharing and sync solution designed from the ground-up specifically for cloud with enterprise-class SLAs. It was formally launched at INTEROP Mumbai in September last year. Vaultize was named in the select list of Most Promising Startups of 2011 from India by the countrys largest startup platform Pluggd.in.

The co-founders Anand Kekre (CEO) and Ankur Panchbudhe (CTO) come with technology leadership and executive management experience working previously at IBM, VERITAS, Symantec, Reconnex and McAfee before starting this venture. They together hold 72 US patents.

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Most Cloud Servers Not Adequately Secured According to New Research

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 23, 2012

According to a survey released today by CloudPassage, many IT professionals are not taking the necessary steps to effectively secure their cloud servers. Nearly 20 percent of respondents do not secure their cloud servers, while 21.3 percent use a manual process prone to errors, the new research revealed. Another 31.2 percent reported they rely on their cloud infrastructure provider to protect their servers.

With more companies leveraging the public cloud, security is the make-or-break issue for widespread adoption, said Carson Sweet, CEO of CloudPassage. In the cloud, companies share responsibility for securing their servers with the providers. They can not afford to be exposed, but legacy security tools dont work in the cloud, and manual server security management cant scale.

Nearly 40 percent of companies that do not presently have servers hosted in the public cloud said they intend to have one or more within the next 12 months. However, security continues to be one of the largest barriers to public cloud adoption, and the types of concerns vary greatly. CloudPassage found the top security concern is the lack of perimeter defenses and/or network control, an issue that was cited by nearly half of respondents. The multi-tenancy of cloud infrastructure ranked second (39 percent), followed by provider access to guest servers (24 percent), achieving compliance with PCI or other standards (26 percent) and enterprise security tools that dont work in the cloud (22 percent).

Although cloud security concerns are shared across the enterprise, the survey found IT managers are primarily (63 percent) responsible for raising these issues within their organization. Interestingly, Chief Security Officers and executive management tied for a distant second, with each named by 27 percent of survey participants.

Overwhelmingly, the research promised growth in the coming year for public cloud providers. In response to a question about how many of their servers are hosted with public cloud providers today compared to how many they expect to be hosted in the cloud one year from now, respondents across the board expected an increase.

IT organizations are quickly learning that legacy enterprise security tools cannot be shoehorned to fit the dynamic nature of cloud hosting, added Sweet. Were already seeing a big trend in companies opting for purpose-built cloud security solutions to ensure cloud server survivability in a variety of environments.

CloudPassage conducted the state of cloud security survey in December 2011. The pool of 164 respondents is comprised of IT professionals working in the United States. The majority of respondents have between one and 500 Linux or Windows servers running in their data center, public or private cloud environments.

The full survey results can be viewed online at https://community.cloudpassage.com/easyblog/entry/articles-howtos/cloud-security-survey

About CloudPassage

CloudPassage is the leading cloud server security provider, and creator of Halo, the industry’s first and only security and compliance platform, purpose-built for elastic cloud environments. Halo supports cloud server bursting, cloning, and migration and operates across public, private, and hybrid cloud environments. Industry leading companies like Foursquare, StrongMail and ExoIS trust Halo to seamlessly manage their server security configuration, host-based firewalls, intrusion detection, and server account auditing from one system. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., CloudPassage is backed by Benchmark Capital. Gartner, Inc. named CloudPassage one of four “Cool Vendors in Cloud Security Services, 2011.” For more information, please visit: http://www.CloudPassage.com.

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