AFORE's CloudLink® CX Secures Hosted Virtual Apps and VDI
Aug 22, 2012, 11:30 ET
Breakthrough Secure Virtual Container technology protects enterprise data with "borderless" security
OTTAWA, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - AFORE Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of Cloud Security and Management solutions, today unveiled a game changing data encryption and policy management solution for granular and persistent protection of user data in cloud-based application virtualization and virtual desktop environments. CloudLink® CX complements the CloudLink portfolio of award winning Cloud Security solutions to address the security requirements of VDI and virtual applications as well as the current Cloud infrastructure security demands.
New technologies such as cloud-based file sharing and enterprise BYOD initiatives make data more mobile and require a rethink of how data is secured. Traditional perimeter based security approaches no longer fit the end users usage pattern. Because data has become increasingly mobile and accessible from multiple locations, it is imperative that the data itself be protected, and that the policy associated with accessing the information, migrate with the data.
AFORE CloudLink CX empowers organizations to secure data across traditional security perimeters and multiple hosting domains by encrypting the data associated with each application at its source. CloudLink CX provides a Secure Virtual Container for each trusted application and manages the security policy of each application independently. The protection extends to network, storage and inter-process communications, such as the Windows clipboard. CloudLink CX ensures sensitive information is secure everywhere, all the time, whether data is emailed or shared via cloud sharing solutions such as Dropbox™ or stored on a removable drive.
"By providing simple, persistent, highly effective and easy-to-use data security, CloudLink CX allows organizations to go where they have been reluctant to go up until now: storing sensitive data and deploying VDI and virtual application technology securely in multi-tenant cloud environments," said Misha Nossik, AFORE's Chief Technology Officer. "Furthermore, CloudLink CX's "security without borders" approach enables organizations to adopt new cloud-based technologies and services confidently, as they emerge."
CloudLink CX manages data encryption and policy-based access on a combination of trusted users, trusted applications and trusted machines. The CloudLink CX client is deployed automatically and seamlessly to Microsoft Windows® virtual desktops and virtual app servers via Active Directory® Group Policy. The flexibility of this deployment approach allows CloudLink CX to operate with common VDI solutions such as VMware View™, Citrix® XenDesktop and Microsoft RDS and RemoteFX as well as emerging cloud application portals/gateways such as VMware Horizon™ and Citrix CloudGateway.
CloudLink CX's "set and forget" security allows administrators to focus on who may access data, how and from where, without having to limit where the data is stored, moved to, or backed up. This approach liberates administrators from having to create a new policy every time a new method of data egress is introduced to the enterprise.
CloudLink CX early trials with select partners are planned for October, 2012. AFORE will be demonstrating CloudLink CX live at VMworld 2012, booth 2428, August 26 - 30, 2012, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
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: www.aforesolutions.com
SOURCE AFORE Solutions Inc.
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