|[July 16, 2014]
Bitglass Unveils Security Solution that Combines Flexibility of Public Cloud Apps with Security of Private Cloud Data
CAMPBELL, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Bitglass today launched a new cloud solution that enables enterprises to
adopt the cloud apps that their business needs, while storing corporate
data encrypted in their own private cloud. This new solution extends
Bitglass' ability to secure corporate data anywhere it goes - in the
cloud, on devices and at the point of access.
"Until now, enterprises with sensitive data have faced the seemingly
impossible task of making that information available to employees
anywhere, anytime, while ensuring that the data is secure and meets
increasingly stringent compliance requirements. Bitglass' elegant
solution to that problem will be met with applause," said Martin
Hellman, a security expert best known as the co-inventor of public key
The solution intermediates connections between users and cloud apps like
Salesforce and Box (News - Alert). Application data is stored encrypted in the
enterprise's private cloud rather than in plain text in the application
itself and the data is dynamically decrypted and folded into the
applicaion during use. This combines the security of data stored in a
private cloud with the flexibility, performance and usability of popular
public-cloud applications. The enterprise may also opt to store the data
encrypted in the public-cloud application. The entire process is
completely transparent to users.
Data is encrypted with industry-standard AES 256-bit encryption.
Bitglass' patent-pending approach simultaneously maintains robust
security (AES 256-bit encryption with 256-bit initialization vectors)
and application functionality (including sorting, wildcard search and
The Bitglass solution deploys in minutes with one-click selection of
data fields subject to encryption and allows organizations to quickly
and easily change policies as regulatory and security policies change.
No software installation or configuration of employee devices is
"Our customers are eager to adopt public-cloud applications, but
struggle with maintaining data security," said Nat Kausik, CEO and
co-founder of Bitglass. "Bitglass gives them the ability to adopt
public-cloud applications while maintaining visibility, control and
strong encryption of sensitive corporate data in a private cloud. This
is a huge win for enterprises and for enterprise cloud app vendors."
To better understand the data security concerns facing enterprises as
they adopt cloud apps, Bitglass is offering a free whitepaper on the
topic. Access it at: http://www2.bitglass.com/encryption-whitepaper.
Bitglass provides total data protection for
the enterprise, securing corporate data anywhere it goes - in cloud
applications, on mobile devices and anywhere on the Internet. Bitglass
was founded in 2013 by a team of industry veterans with a proven track
record of innovation and execution. Bitglass is based in Silicon Valley
and backed by venture capital from NEA and Norwest.
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