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CipherCloud for Office 365 Gives Enterprises Complete Control over Encryption and Key Management

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July 19, 2012

CipherCloud for Office 365 Gives Enterprises Complete Control over Encryption and Key Management

By Deepika Mala, TMCnet Contributor

CipherCloud, a provider of cloud encryption and tokenization gateways, has recently introduced a cloud encryption gateway, CipherCloud for Office 365, to eliminate the data privacy, residency, security, and regulatory compliance barriers that hinders cloud adoption in businesses and government.

The newly announced CipherCloud for Office 365 is the latest addition to the CipherCloud Platform, which transparently encrypts all e-mail message, calendar, and contact data stored in Microsoft's (News - Alert) cloud-based Exchange Online and third-party Hosted Exchange.

Enterprises, with the help of CipherCloud, are provided with complete control over their messaging data. It also prevents cloud service providers and cybercriminals from gaining access to organizations' valuable information.

Users are also able to enjoy a completely seamless experience across desktops and mobile devices including Android (News - Alert), BlackBerry, iOS, and Windows Phone devices.

"Many of our enterprise customers are unable to move from on-premise email to Office 365 because of data privacy, residency, security and regulatory compliance concerns. By giving enterprises complete control over encryption and key management, CipherCloud provides our customers the confidence they need to move to the cloud," said Ali Hosseini, CEO of NSI (News - Alert) technology, a Microsoft Gold Certified partner, in a press release.

Office 365, as compared to on-premise Exchange deployment, can save enterprises over $200 per user each year. However, data privacy, residency, security, and regulatory compliance concerns are significant barriers to adopting cloud services. Failure to comply with regulations such as GLBA, PCI (News - Alert) DSS, ITAR, HIPAA, HITECH, EU Data Protection, PIPEDA, and FISMA can cost organizations millions of dollars in fines and destroy organizations' brands.

Pravin Kothari, CipherCloud founder and CEO, said, "CipherCloud's revolutionary cloud encryption platform breaks the barriers to adopt yet another cloud with the release of CipherCloud for Office 365. Our customers in financial services, healthcare, public sector, and other large enterprises have given resoundingly positive feedback and eagerly awaited this product release."

In related news, CipherCloud has recently unveiled CipherCloud for Chatter, the industry's first cloud information protection solution for enterprise social networking.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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