HighCloud Security Unveils Virtual Machine-Centric Security for the Cloud and the Virtualized Data Center

Cloud Security Company Introduces Free and Enterprise Versions of New Virtual Machine Lifecycle Encryption and Data Protection Solution

Oct 18, 2011, 09:23 ET from HighCloud Security

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HighCloud Security™, the leader in virtual machine-centric and cloud data security, today unveiled HighCloud VM-Centric Security™—the first solution to encrypt and protect virtual machine (VM) images and the data they contain throughout their lifecycle. This new solution addresses large security gaps in the cloud and the virtualized data center by providing a single platform that protects all enterprise VMs and the data they contain as they are created, transmitted, replicated, suspended, stored, and ultimately decommissioned.

HighCloud Security's innovative approach to protecting the VM image is the first policy-driven encryption solution tailored to address risks unique to the virtualized data center and IaaS private, public, and hybrid clouds. The HighCloud Security model is unique in enforcing security policies that travel with the VM—securing the entire operating environment, including memory files, copies, snapshots, templates, and the sensitive data they contain. HighCloud Security combines this with a highly available and centralized key and policy management model that eliminates key management concerns and ensures VMs are consistently protected.  Through automatic key rotation, secure and centralized key management, and encryption throughout the VM lifecycle, HighCloud VM-Centric Security provides strong functionality to comply with regulations such as PCI DSS, HITECH/HIPAA, and state data protection laws.

"At Health Metrics Systems, our mission is to transform primary care through our comprehensive quality improvement analytics platform. To achieve this mission, it is imperative that we eliminate security as a barrier to the collection of sensitive health-care data in public and private clouds," said Tomas Moran, president and founder of Health Metrics Systems. "With HighCloud VM-Centric Security as a key component of our security strategy, we are able to eliminate compliance and security objections and get back to focusing on our core business. After thorough research and testing, we found that HighCloud VM-Centric Security was the only encryption solution that allowed us to meet the security and HIPAA-compliance needs of our rapidly growing and diverse customer base.  The solution's abilities to encrypt and protect both sensitive data and the virtual machine, to streamline key and policy management, and to easily deploy in a variety of cloud and virtualization architectures provide us with a strong and efficient platform to address our virtualization and data security needs as we expand our business."

HighCloud VM-Centric Security currently supports VMware vSphere is available in two versions; Free and Enterprise.  The Free version is available in beta for download and protects up to five virtual machines.  HighCloud Security's Enterprise Version is generally available and provides extended management features - including high availability and clustering, additional VM protection licensing as well as live support. Additional virtualization platform support will be added soon.

"Security and compliance barriers are hindering enterprises from realizing the ultimate benefits of virtualization and cloud computing," said Bill Hackenberger, president and CEO of HighCloud Security.  "Our solution not only reduces enterprise data security risks, but enables cost-saving cloud and virtualization to be extended to security-sensitive and mission-critical applications.  Our downloadable free version extends these benefits to any organization and any virtualization project no matter how small. "

About HighCloud Security

HighCloud Security is the leader in VM-centric security.  For more information or to download the Free version, visit www.highcloudsecurity.com

HighCloud is a trademark of HighCloud Security, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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