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AFORE’s CloudLink(R) Secure VSA Achieves Amazon(R) AWS Support

November 27, 2012

Award winning CloudLink® Encryption Solution now supports Amazon® EC2
and VPC Public Cloud enabling enterprises to completely and
independently encrypt their active data

OTTAWA, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – AFORE Solutions, Inc., a leading provider
of cloud security and management solutions, today announced support of
Amazon® AWS  cloud environments in the latest version of CloudLink®
Secure VSA (Virtual Storage Appliance). The validation of the AFORE
encryption technology for Amazon® AWS is intended to enable enterprises
to independently and securely encrypt data at rest and in motion and
provide full control of the encryption keys in Amazon multi-tenant
cloud environments without any special requirements or administration.

Key attributes of the CloudLink VSA 2.0 for Amazon are:

      1. CloudLink VSA enables enterprises to convert an Amazon® AWS
         storage volume to a secure storage volume by encrypting all the
         sensitive data with AES-256.
      2. CloudLink supports multiple cloud platforms including CA®,
         Citrix®, VMware® and Microsoft®
      3. CloudLink enables Encryption keys to be controlled and managed by
         the enterprise without ever having to expose them to a public or
         private cloud administrator
      4. CloudLink seamlessly integrates with existing Microsoft® Active
         Directory or RSA DPM® to manage the encryption keys of secured
         data inside of Amazon.
      5. CloudLink creates a secure VPN tunnel between the enterprise data
         center and Amazon® cloud to encrypt data-in-motion.
      6. CloudLink provides unique tools to monitor network latency, packet
         loss and throughput end-to-end between the data center and
         resource in Amazon cloud, enabling greater and necessary
         visibility into the cloud deployment.
      7. CloudLink bridges VMware® based private clouds with the Amazon
         cloud. Enterprises are able to use CloudLink Center, either as a
         VMware® vCenter® plug-in or via a standard web browser, to manage
         their data protection and monitor SLAs in the Amazon cloud.
      8. CloudLink is agentless and requires no infrastructures changes
         (virtual machines, workloads or hardware platform).

“Security compliance in multi-tenant cloud environments is often cited
by enterprise and government agencies as the major concern preventing
use of a public cloud. Encryption of sensitive data and maintaining
control and management of the encryption keys are crucial requirements
to meet security compliance regulations such as PCI, SOX and
HIPPA. Given the position of Amazon in the public cloud market, we are
confident that the CloudLink for Amazon solution will enable a higher
degree of comfort, security compliance and wider adoption of Amazon’s
EC2 and VPC cloud offer,” states James LaPalme, VP Sales & Marketing
at  AFORE Solutions.

About AFORE:

AFORE Solutions is a leader in Cloud Security and Management. AFORE’s
CloudLink® software security appliance combines cloud infrastructure
security and manageability with cloud performance
monitoring. Enterprises and Cloud Service Providers use CloudLink® to
protect mission critical data in motion and at rest while managing
SLA’s for security compliance and service performance.

EMC, RSA, Amazon, CA, VMware and Microsoft are either trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective companies.

SOURCE AFORE Solutions Inc.


Source: PR Newswire