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CipherCloud Brings AES-256 Encryption to Office 365

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July 20, 2012

CipherCloud Brings AES-256 Encryption to Office 365

By Rory Lidstone, TMCnet Contributing Writer

Provider of cloud encryption and tokenization gateways CipherCloud announced Thursday the release of CipherCloud for Office 365, which transparently encrypts all e-mail, calendar and contact data stored in Microsoft’s (News - Alert) cloud-based Exchange Online and third-party Hosted Exchange. CipherCloud is capable of encrypting data at rest, data in transit and data in use in real time while allowing organization to retain controls over their encryption keys.

"CipherCloud's revolutionary cloud encryption platform breaks the barriers to adopt yet another cloud with the release of CipherCloud for Office 365," CipherCloud founder and CEO, Pravin Kothari, said in a press release. "Enterprises gain not only the costs savings, scalability and productivity benefits of the cloud, but also the simplicity and lower total cost of ownership of a single cloud encryption platform to secure all their cloud applications."

Users of CipherCloud for Office 365 are given a completely seamless experience across a number of platforms, whether desktop or mobile, including Android, BlackBerry, iOS and Windows Phone (News - Alert). In fact, those familiar with other products in the CipherCloud Platform – Salesforce,, Chatter, Gmail and Amazon AWS – should feel right at home with this latest addition.

Office 365 can save enterprises over $200 per user per year, compared to on-premises Exchange deployment, but the concerns regarding data privacy, residency, security and regulatory compliance may be enough to stop some from adopting cloud services.

CipherCloud addresses these issues with standards-based, strong AES-256 encryption.

"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 at NSI (News - Alert) technology, a Microsoft Gold Certified partner.

Last month, CipherCloud talked to TMCnet at Cloud Expo East 2012 about its Gmail cloud security solution. The product, CipherCloud for Gmail, acts in the same manner as the Office 365, encrypting email subject, body and attachments with AES-256 encryption.

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Edited by Braden Becker

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