In August, The Ponemon Institute reported that 73% of organizations could not describe how their cloud service provider secures their data. Incredibly timely, and backed up by £500,000 fines, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) reminded businesses and government that even when using the cloud an organization bears the responsibility for protecting data. The CipherCloud team has been incredibly busy in the months leading up to September to bring new innovations to help eliminate the data privacy, residency, compliance and security challenges with using the cloud raised by the ICO and others.
Over the past month, CipherCloud introduced four industry firsts:
- Cloud encryption for any public or private cloud web application whether SaaS, Iaas, PaaS or behind the firewall with CipherCloud Connect AnyApp. That’s millions and millions of applications can be encrypted with a few simple steps!
- Content-aware encryption to protect data automatically by policy and prevent data breach, privacy, and compliance violations.
- Cloud encryption for any public or private cloud database for Amazon RDS, Microsoft Azure SQL, Oracle Database Cloud Service, database.com along with behind-the-firewall instances of Oracle Database, Mircorosft SQL Server, MySQL, IBM DB2, Syabase and many others with CipherCloud Database Gateway. Millions and millions of databases can now be encrypted without ever touching a database!
- Certified cloud encryption interoperability with leading cloud innovators as part of the CipherCloud Connect Technology Partner program.
These advancements are huge steps forward to helping enterprises eliminate the barriers to the cloud. But, CipherCloud is only getting started! Stay tuned as CipherCloud continues to introduce even more innovations to help our customer secure more cloud applications faster and easier.