BOSTON, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Vaultive, a cloud data security company, today announced that Yale Law School selected the company's Cloud Data Security Platform to maintain control of their sensitive client communications as part of a university-wide move to Microsoft Office 365. Vaultive's cloud security technology prevents anyone outside of the university, including Microsoft, from decrypting and accessing cloud-hosted email data.
As Yale University began migrating emails services from on-premises servers, Office 365 security concerns around storing sensitive data in the public cloud hindered the project for the law school. While Microsoft and other cloud providers employ a wide range of security measures, the uncertainty over third-party access to sensitive data remains a challenge for legal institutions. Maintaining exclusive control over data from an ongoing influx of law students collaborating with external parties on legal projects was a specific concern for Yale Law School.
"In one 18-month period ending in April, the U.S. government directed more than 2,500 secret legal demands to Microsoft alone. As the legal issue of government access to cloud-hosted data plays out in the courts, many organizations have delayed plans to shift to cloud services," said Doug Lane, vice president of product marketing at Vaultive. "Our relationship with Yale Law School is the latest example of how Vaultive can help organizations that require complete control over their data move to the cloud with confidence."
Yale Law School understood that the only way they could take advantage of a cloud network was to lock down access to their data in Office 365. The Vaultive Cloud Data Security Platform addresses Yale Law School's strict security and cloud operation requirements by:
- Encrypting all email data before it is processed by Microsoft's Office 365 data centers
- Keeping the encryption keys on-premises and under the sole custody of the IT team
- Preserving a seamless Office 365 experience for users
"By 2018, 40% of Office 365 deployments will rely on third-party tools to fill gaps in security and compliance, which is a major increase from less than 10% in 2015," Gartner, How to Enhance the Security of Office 365, Steve Riley, Neil MacDonald, November 17, 2015. Click here to download a complimentary copy of the full Gartner report.
Organizations and businesses that are restricted from going to the cloud because of issues concerning data security and access choose Vaultive to fill the gaps in Office 365 that could cause even one second of exposure. Rather than operating in reactive mode when it comes to data security, Vaultive automatically encrypts all email messages, file attachments, calendar entries, tasks, etc., but maintains important functions such as search and sorting to preserve the user experience.
About Yale Law School
Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale Law School is one of the world's premier law schools. It offers an unmatched environment of excellence and educational intimacy in the form of world renowned faculty, small classes, limitless opportunities for clinical training, and strong encouragement of public service. The Law School is small by design; its impact on the world is measured by its accomplished graduates and its ongoing scholarship and outreach through numerous centers and projects.
Vaultive, a cloud data security company, enables organizations to move securely to the cloud. The Vaultive Cloud Data Security Platform encrypts data before it goes to the cloud and gives sole custody of the encryption keys to the customer. This approach gives organizations complete control and ownership of their data wherever it resides while delivering a seamless experience to software-as-a-service users. Vaultive is headquartered in Boston with research and development in Tel Aviv. For more information, visit: www.vaultive.com.
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