Protect data in Amazon and save on storage costs
CipherCloud eliminates privacy and compliance concerns for data stored in Amazon Web Services (AWS) by protecting data, files, and attachments bound for Amazon RDS, EBS, or S3 storage. CipherCloud provides granular policy controls to encrypt specific database fields, while restricting access to the critical encryption keys.
The solution can also dramatically reduce storage costs for attachments and files used in other cloud applications such as Salesforce. CipherCloud can encrypt these files and re-direct them for storage in AWS, while maintaining a seamless user experience.
At A GLANCE
Amazon databases including RDS, EBS, SimpleDB, and S3
Any JDBC-compliant database
AES 256 encryption & key mgmt.
Format and function preserving
Offloading of file storage from other cloud applications
Multiple database support
How it Works
CipherCloud for Amazon Web Services allows you to benefit from the cost savings and elasticity of cloud-based data storage, while assuring that sensitive information is protected. CipherCloud can inspect content going to and from Amazon databases and apply appropriate security policies, while maintaining the usability of the data. Any database fields can be seamlessly encrypted or decrypted, while preserving database format and key operations such as searching and sorting.
CipherCloud supports a wide array of encryption options that can be applied on a field-by-field basis, letting you maximize security, while maintaining the format and function of the data. With AES 256-bit encryption, and robust key management, CipherCloud assures that no third-parties or unauthorized database administrators can access protected data.
The solution can be easily integrated with other cloud applications, such as Salesforce, to offload file storage, avoiding storage limits and dramatically reducing costs. For example, structured data (such as names, phone numbers, and account numbers) can be stored in Salesforce, while supporting files and attachments can be redirected to AWS. This is completely transparent to end-users who see no change in application behavior—all their data and files appear to be stored in Salesforce. CipherCloud seamlessly encrypts all files and forwards them to AWS for storage, while sending a pointer to the file into Salesforce. All structured data continues to remain stored in Salesforce.