Designed to help protect virtual desktops (VDI), application servers, Microsoft SharePoint and SQL server, as well as Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) deployments, the AFORE suite includes customer-controlled encryption key management for greater data protection. These measures give AWS cloud customers a peace of mind in terms of keeping data from being breached or leaked. As a result of the deployment, customers are able to meet regulatory compliance and data remanence needs and guard against a broad range of threats, including advanced persistent threats (APTs), cyber surveillance programs and insider leaks. AFORE's data encryption solutions are easy to deploy in both Amazon Machine Image (AMI) virtual machines and Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL) deployment models.
"With regulatory compliance requirements and cyber surveillance having such a significant impact on data stored in the cloud, key management becomes the critical lynch-pin related to the effectiveness of cloud encryption," says Peter ffoulkes, Research Director at 451 Research – "Customers must carefully evaluate who is managing the encryption keys as well as the associated business risk and cost of not having complete control over who can access their data."
AFORE's data security suite has been built from the ground up for cloud and virtualized environments to deliver powerful data protection that eliminates traditional cost and deployment complexity barriers. AFORE's unique capabilities include:
Security for all layers of the computing stack from storage to servers to desktops
Single security management plane for private, hybrid and multiple public clouds
Agentless deployment forgoing the need to modify applications or workloads
Comprehensive system management and data access forensics
Enterprise controlled encryption key management
"While the cloud offers tremendous value in terms of the ease of provisioning, system scale-out and IT management, data security within the cloud continues to rank as a top concern among IT departments," said Jonathan Reeves, AFORE's Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer. "AFORE's encryption solutions for AWS provide the data protection that customers require to host enterprise workloads in the cloud. Data once thought to be too confidential or critical for the public cloud can now be stored without worry, leading to a new class of applications making this transition."
AFORE will introduce a suite of CloudLink® AMI's at the AWS re:Invent 2013 conference in booth 209, November 12-15, at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas.
AFORE Solutions is a leader in security and encryption management solutions for the Cloud. AFORE's CloudLink® Secure VSA protects mission critical data in motion and at rest while CypherX provides application lockdown and protection against advanced threats (APT). CloudLink Secure VSA has been certified Vblock Ready &trade by VCE® to run on Vblock&trade Infrastructure Platforms. AFORE Solutions is a member of the EMC® Select partner program. For more information visit: www.aforesolutions.com and follow us on Twitter @aforesolutions.