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CipherCloud Brings Encryption To Any SaaS Or Cloud Applications

Connect AnyApp encrypts data in-transit, in-use, and at-rest for millions of public and private cloud Web applications
SAN JOSE, Calif., September 6, 2012 -- CipherCloud, the leader in cloud encryption, introduced today CipherCloud Connect AnyApp that encrypts data in-transit, in-use, and at-rest for millions of public and private cloud web applications without changing application functionality. This includes IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS web applications along with behind-the-firewall intranet applications used to manage sensitive data in enterprises every day. Enterprises now can deploy encryption or tokenization in hours, revolutionizing cloud security.

With Connect AnyApp, administrators simply specify fields on web pages to be encrypted. Like all other CipherCloud encryption gateway applications, there are no application changes or client software required. Enterprises can select from multiple encryption and tokenization options that preserve data format and operations, including search and sort.

CipherCloud Connect AnyApp is the latest addition to the CipherCloud Platform that provides cloud encryption across the enterprise. The CipherCloud Platform reduces the complexities of protecting business data by enabling organizations to quickly deploy and manage encryption across multiple cloud applications with a single system, saving time and money.

“By 2015, more than 70% of organizations could still be prone to data breaches of centrally stored private data in North America and Europe,” said Lawrence Pingree, Research Director at Gartner, Inc. “Cloud encryption gateways that can be configured to encrypt or tokenize data are needed to reduce this risk and allow businesses and governments to go beyond the firewall and adopt public and private clouds applications.”

“The millions of breached records that cost businesses and governments billions each year is testament to the fact that encryption has been unavailable or out of reach for many applications.” said Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of The Ponemon Institute. “In the latest Ponemon Institute research a disturbing 72% of organizations still don’t even know how their cloud providers secure their data. Using encryption can not only eliminate the barriers to widespread cloud adoption but can also wipe away billions of dollars in data breach liabilities.”

The Breakthrough

Before CipherCloud Connect AnyApp, enterprises were faced with complex or costly options to use encryption or tokenization with SaaS, Cloud and web applications, if possible at all.

● Enterprises could attempt to add encryption or tokenization to middleware or databases, however, this approach required extensive development and integration and was not possible for SaaS or PaaS applications where code changes or database access are not allowed.

● Organizations could consider desktop software plugins or special mobile apps but these approaches take time to deploy, don’t work across mobile devices, and are frustrating for users - leading to low adoption.

● Finally, enterprises could use cryptographic toolkits to develop custom integration or applications. In all cases, preserving critical functionality like search, sort, and format was nearly impossible with all of these approaches.

“While our clients express interest in moving applications to the cloud, the expense and complication of securing data is holding many back.” said Glen Day, Ernst & Young’s Information Security Leader for Healthcare and Life Sciences in the Americas. “Enterprises need a simple and cost effective means to encrypt data for web applications, not just for the public cloud but also for majority of their home grown intranet applications.”

“Enterprises are looking to SaaS applications to help fuel innovation and expand business without getting weighed down in technology deployments and costly capital investments,” said Leo Corcoran, CEO of Claim Vantage. “CipherCloud Connect AnyApp allows ClaimVantage customers to use our latest SaaS applications and still meet their data privacy and compliance requirements.”

CipherCloud Connect AnyApp revolutionizes encryption for enterprises. Now any intranet form, custom developed web application, vertical specific SaaS application, or millions of other web applications can use encryption or tokenization. Securing data stored in web application is now as simple as:

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