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Virtustream Links Enterprise Cloud Security To Database Encryption

Written by  Raja Rao | 23 January 2013
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VirtustreamVirtustream, Inc., an enterprise class cloud software and IaaS provider, today added software-based “data at rest” encryption to its cloud services portfolio through a partnership with Vormetric, an enterprise encryption and key management company. With this extra protection, Virtustream claims to provide highly secure and compliant solutions that enable ITs customers to safely run mission-critical applications.

With Vormetric’s partnership, Virtustream is providing an additional an additional layer of security to satisfy internal sensitive data policies and compliance mandates regarding business data. The company's new data encryption offering facilitates enterprises to comply with regulatory guidelines and compliance frameworks and other industry standards.

This solution emphasises encryption at the file/folder level, transparently across all major database platforms. It also enables creation of specific roles for a variety of support models from zero client touch, to co-managed operations, to full key management by clients. Vormetric met expectations of Virtustream in all aspects, hence the partnership. Virtustream offers the Vormetric solution in a SaaS model with elastic, consumption-based pricing—services are priced per virtual CPU of each database server, as opposed to traditional perpetual licensing models.

Virtustream also offers and manages encryption of client databases at their location in the client’s datacentre before they even move the workload to the Virtustream cloud. This helps customers that are concerned with protecting personally identifiable information (PII) and other sensitive information to achieve regulatory compliance and avoid potential data breach costs.

According to Bruce Johnson, vice president for worldwide sales and service operations at Vormetric, File-level encryption is the most effective and flexible approach to cloud data security for enterprises.

“It can be challenging to get large enterprises to trust the cloud, so this partnership with Vormetric provides a significant security measure required to overcome that concern,” said Pete Nicoletti, director of security and compliance at Virtustream. “With Vormetric’s solution, we now have a database encryption security option suitable for customers who are required to comply with executive mandates or compliance frameworks but have not yet deployed encryption at their database or application layer. Adding this capability will make moving mission-critical data to the cloud a more feasible option for any enterprise looking for immediate risk reduction and cost savings.”

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Raja Rao

Raja Rao

RajaRao is our Cloud Journalist writing for ToolsJournal on Cloud Tools, Latest updates, Cloud Quick Lists and more. He has done his Bachelors of Engineering in Civil and has been in IT for over 15 years with good expertise on CRM, Peoplesoft, SAP, Microsoft and .Net technologies. Raja comes with fantastic blend of Technical, Solutions and Delivery expertise. Loving the concept of ToolsJournal he has joined us full time and has been tremendous help to take this portal forward. 

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