Microsoft Office 365
Desktop and mobile clients
At A Glance
How it Works
CipherCloud gives you a control point for corporate data going to and from the cloud. A reverse-proxy architecture connects all your users – internal, remote, or mobile – seamlessly to Office 365 while enabling you to enforce corporate security policies and obtain. In addition, a built-in mail transfer agent (MTA) ensures that all inbound email for your organization is encrypted before being delivered to a user’s cloud-based mailbox.
The process is transparent to authorized users and preserves the functionality of Office 365 while delivering Office 365 email encryption. CipherCloud provides FIPS 140-2 validated AES-256 encryption for your email, calendar, contacts, and attachments, before they get stored in the cloud. Granular policy controls let you select appropriate Office 365 security levels on a field-by-field basis for structured or unstructured data.
When Office 365 email is encrypted by CipherCloud, the critical encryption keys always remain within your organization. If your protected data is accessed in the cloud by an unauthorized user, it’s indecipherable to anyone who doesn’t possess the keys.
CipherCloud’s patented technology retains the format and functioning of Office 365, even when data is encrypted. Users can search and sort protected data returning results immediately, while detailed audit monitoring provides unprecedented visibility into cloud usage, security, and content.
The solution is highly scalable, and adds negligible latency with a stateless architecture and is easily deployed on physical or virtual servers as well as private cloud deployments.
AES 256-bit Encryption
CipherCloud uses FIPS 140-2 validated, standards-based AES 256-bit encryption and has been extensively reviewed and tested by many independent organizations. This encryption standard has been widely deployed for secure government and civilian applications globally.
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Enterprise Key Management
The solution includes enterprise-grade key management in compliance with NIST SP 800-57 standards. Keys can be stored securely on the CipherCloud Platform or separately on a KMIP-compliant server. Keys can be split between multiple custodians, rotated or expired without affecting legacy data.
The CipherCloud platform is highly scalable, supporting large scale, high throughput deployments with extremely low latency. A stateless architecture requires no local database for encryption.
Support for Desktop Clients and Mobile Devices
CipherCloud enables you to continue to access Office 365 seamlessly from any desktop using Outlook or mobile devices supporting ActiveSync, without requiring installation of client software.
Broad Support for Office 365 Features
Security that breaks applications is pointless. CipherCloud avoids this by integrating tightly with Office 365, preserving the format and functionality of the application, while maintaining the highest possible levels of security. CipherCloud supports and enhances Office 365 security features including role-based permissions, anti-spam, anti-malware, custom mail routing, recipient policies, tracking, reporting and more.
Encryption of Attachments
Files attached to emails often contain sensitive information, with multiple copies residing in the cloud. CipherCloud encrypts text in most common file formats including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDFs and more. This is transparent to your users, but if an unauthorized user tries to open an encrypted attachment, it will appear to be corrupted.
Multiple Deployment Options
The CipherCloud platform can be installed on a physical server or virtual machine behind your corporate firewall, or deployed in a virtual private cloud (such as Amazon Web Services). The solution can also be hosted by third-party providers such as Rackspace or NTT.