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CipherCloud Database Gateway Makes the Cloud a Safer Place for Enterprise Data

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October 01, 2012

CipherCloud Database Gateway Makes the Cloud a Safer Place for Enterprise Data

By David Gitonga, TMCnet Contributing Writer

CipherCloud recently introduced a solution to encrypt data-at-rest for major cloud-based systems. The CipherCloud Database Gateway (News - Alert) achieves the required encryption in a way independent of schema, application or database infrastructure changes, which might be either cumbersome or even impossible to implement at times.

The solution will be compatible with a wide variety of databases such as IaaS, SaaS (News - Alert) and PaaS. Systems running on these technologies include Amazon RDS, Microsoft SQL Azure, Oracle Database Service and In addition to this, the solution will also support a whole load of behind-the-firewall database installations of Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle (News - Alert) Database and the famous open source MySQL.

CipherCloud Database Gateway allows users to specify the specific sections of a database for tokenization or encryption and they will be good to go. Through simple configurations, the software will do away with the data privacy, residency and security barriers involved with migrating enterprise production databases into the cloud.

The innovation is an addition to the CipherCloud platform, which deals with cloud encryption for the enterprise. With its capability to actualize multiple encryption and tokenization to preserve data formats and operations, the solution cuts down on the complications related to protecting important data hence enabling organizations to rapidly upload and manage encryption in multiple cloud applications through a single system.

Core features of this pioneering innovation in the field of encryption gateway for cloud database systems include removing data security, residency and privacy together with compliance limitations, preserving enterprise control on their cloud data, delivering complete database functionality and reducing the cost of securing enterprise clouds.

Thanks to CipherCloud Database Gateway’s extended functionalities, covering many cloud databases along with their behind-the-firewall counterparts is done by simply selecting a relevant policy in the CipherCloud Web-based administrator console enabling the automatic encryption or decryption of target data while on the move.

CipherCloud founder and CEO, Pravin Kothari, is confident that the solution will open opportunities to easily deploy high-performance gateway encryption to millions of cloud and behind-the-cloud databases. This, he believes, will lift the complacency many firms have in relocating their delicate data into the cloud due to the security risks associated with such a move.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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