CipherCloud Responds to Cloud Security Opportunities Created by Stricter Privacy Laws in the Dutch Market
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Mar. 26, 2015 – CipherCloud, a leader in cloud security, is expanding its European presence into the Netherlands. The new offices in Amsterdam will include sales, channel and professional services teams to enhance collaboration with customers and to drive go-to-market initiatives in the Netherlands, where enterprise cloud is projected to grow to €1.2 billion in 2016. CipherCloud’s entry into this market enables Dutch organisations to prepare for stronger breach penalties, set to take effect under the European Data Protection Regulation.
Increased concerns for data residency and privacy have driven strong interest in cloud security measures, particularly in the financial services, healthcare, telecommunications and government verticals. This combination of factors has made Europe CipherCloud’s fastest growing market. To service this customer rich region, the company continues to invest in its European footprint, beginning with the UK, then expanding into France and Germany and now into the Netherlands.
“We continue to invest resources to grow our presence in Europe,” said Pravin Kothari, founder and CEO, CipherCloud. “Our approach is a country specific on-the-ground strategy to enable closer collaboration with prospects and customers from the very beginning of the relationship. At the same time, Jeroen Blaas, our General Manager for Europe, brings to bear more than a decade of enterprise technology experience in this region. With Jeroen’s deep understanding of the market needs, we look forward to enabling customers to properly navigate the privacy, security and residency requirements for data in the cloud.”
“European customers must comply with pan-European data legislation and country-specific privacy regulations,” said Jeroen Blaas, General Manager, CipherCloud Europe. “Poised to become a regulation in 2016, the European Data Protection Act will assess tougher financial penalties on companies that suffer data breaches from insufficient security practices. Already, Dutch courts are aligning with strict interpretations for privacy as evidenced by the recent ruling that data retention by carriers violates users’ right to privacy. We help organisations operating in the Netherlands overcome the privacy regulations and harness the power of cloud.”
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CipherCloud enables businesses and government agencies to adopt cloud applications while overcoming data security, privacy and compliance risks. CipherCloud has done this by bringing to market the industry’s first complete cloud security platform. The CipherCloud cloud security platform contains the following essential components:
• Cloud application discovery that provides aggregated reporting and dashboards of cloud applications including understanding employee usage and behavior, whether they are using enterprise approved cloud applications or not, and the level of risk of using them and most importantly putting data into them.
• Cloud data protection that delivers based on corporate policies, industry regulations, or country required compliance laws the maximum level of protection to all sensitive data through a combination of searchable strong encryption, tokenization and malware detection controls.
• Cloud user monitoring that enables the tracking and identification of anomalies that help to reduce the source of risk from both of insider and external threats.
CipherCloud, the leader in cloud visibility and data protection, delivers cloud adoption while ensuring security, compliance and control. CipherCloud’s open platform provides comprehensive cloud application discovery and risk assessment, data protection – searchable strong encryption, tokenization, data loss prevention, key management and malware detection – and extensive user activity and anomaly monitoring services.
CipherCloud has experienced exceptional growth and success with over 3 million of business users, across 11 different industries.
The CipherCloud product portfolio protects popular cloud applications out-of-the-box such as Salesforce, Box, Microsoft Office 365, and ServiceNow.
CipherCloud, named as SC Magazine’s Best Product of the Year, technology is FIPS 140-2 validated and is backed by premier venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Transamerica Ventures, Delta Partners, and T-Venture, the venture capital arm of Deutsche Telekom. For more information, visit www.ciphercloud.com and follow us on Twitter @ciphercloud.
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