Customer‑controlled, hardware-backed key management solution addresses high demand for strong and flexible security in the hybrid cloud
OTTAWA, Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - CloudLink® Technologies, a leader in cloud security and data encryption management, announces CloudLink® SecureVM support for Microsoft Azure Key Vault. CloudLink is proud to have been selected by Microsoft as an early development partner to provide a data security encryption solution for the hybrid cloud that's backed by the reliability and security of a cloud provider-hosted keystore.
This joint solution between Microsoft and CloudLink provides customers with a seamless solution that gives them complete control over their own encryption keys while leveraging the security, convenience and reliability of cloud-based key management. With this solution, the cloud provider is responsible for key generation and storage. The customer, as the data owner, controls the security policy that regulates encryption key access and use. This security policy is managed using CloudLink Center, a web interface that provides a single-pane-of-glass view of the VMs in the cloud environment under CloudLink management.
"With SecureVM, CloudLink extends Microsoft Azure Key Vault with powerful data encryption and VM boot control. Giving the data owner the ability to define and control security policy that regulates encryption keys provides the customer flexibility to benefit from the cloud-based key management offered by Azure" says Alex Berlin, CEO of CloudLink. "More importantly, customers have confidence that root of trust master keys are never exposed outside Microsoft Azure Key Vault."
Key benefits of this solution for customers running VMs in the Microsoft Azure cloud include:
- VMs are secured with keys backed by a hardware-based key management solution.
- Each customer, as the data owner, has complete and singular control of the security policy that regulates encryption key management, and therefore access to data, at all times.
- Seamless integration between CloudLink and Microsoft Azure Key Vault provides ease of deployment and ease of use.
The CloudLink SecureVM management virtual appliance is available in the Azure Marketplace and CloudLink SecureVM agent is available as a Virtual Machines Extension. Visit www.cloudlinktech.com/azure to view video demonstrations of deploying CloudLink SecureVM in Azure or to arrange a preview of CloudLink's support for Microsoft Azure Key Vault.
CloudLink® is a leading provider of advanced data security and encryption management products. Enterprises and service providers trust CloudLink to secure mission-critical data and sensitive customer information in multi-tenant private, public and hybrid clouds. CloudLink is certified by world-recognized leaders in cloud technologies like AWS™, EMC®, Microsoft®, RSA®, VCE® and VMware®. For more information, visit www.cloudlinktech.com.
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