Tokenization for Cloud Data
CipherCloud provides customers the flexibility of retaining sensitive data on-premises while using cloud-based applications. This concept of tokenization is simple - actual data resides locally in a token cache / database, and what is sent out to the cloud are tokens that are structurally similar to the actual data, but have no mathematical correlation. These tokens preserve operations such as searching, sorting and reporting within cloud applications.
Token mappings are stored in a key-value data store that’s integrated into the CipherCloud Gateway. For additional security and resiliency, customers may choose to integrate the gateway with a JDBC compliant database running behind the enterprise firewall.
Since sensitive information never leaves customer premises, tokenization can be used to address stringent data residency and sovereignty regulations that do not recognize encryption as an acceptable method to overcome cross-border data flow restrictions.
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