AFORE CloudLink® CypherX Protects Data from Advanced Persistent Threats

Feb 20, 2013, 09:00 ET from AFORE Solutions Inc.

OTTAWA, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - AFORE Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of cloud, security and management solutions, today announced their CloudLink® CypherX APT Defender solution which allows businesses and government organizations to protect data from insider threats and advanced persistent threats (APT) on premise and in the cloud.

CloudLink CypherX APT Defender is a game-changing data protection solution which places applications in secure virtual containers, encrypting all data produced by the applications and managing access to the encrypted data with granular trust policies.   The data for these "trusted" applications are persistently encrypted, whether they reside on premise or in the cloud. Data can only be decrypted by trusted users using trusted applications on trusted machines. Even when malware or APTs penetrate existing organizational perimeters consisting of firewalls and anti-virus software, CloudLink CypherX renders data useless for cyber attackers, malicious insiders and malicious cloud administrators.

"Today, we are all facing increasingly advanced and persistent cyber threats. Numerous security breaches have proven that relying on existing perimeter-based security solutions and end point anti-virus solutions is not sufficient. Businesses often become victims, suffering loss of intellectual property, breach of customer information and damage to their brands," said Misha Nossik, AFORE's CTO. "CloudLink CypherX  APT Defender technology provides a defense-in-depth data protection solution enabling enterprises to secure intellectual property such as source code and sensitive business information in the cloud."

CloudLink CypherX is an advanced application data protection solution with a number of key differentiators. First, it persistently encrypts data across the entire lifecycle. Sensitive information remains secure at all times, no matter where it goes or where it is stored, even when stored within out-of-perimeter services such as DropBox. Second, it sand-boxes data according to security policies. The data can only be decrypted and accessed on trusted machines, by trusted users using trusted applications. Third, it is application-agnostic and transparent to end users. Deployment, data encryption key management and security policy enforcement are under the control of data owners with no impact to end users' productivity. Finally, CloudLink CypherX is integrated with RSA® Data Protection Manager allowing data owners to benefit from industry-leading key management capabilities.

AFORE will demonstrate CloudLink CypherX APT Defender at the RSA conference, February 25 - March 1, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, booth 135 (Partner Pavilion).

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. For more information visit: Copyright © 2013 All Rights Reserved. CloudLink is a trademark of AFORE Solutions, Inc. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

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