February 27, 2013
OTTAWA, Canada, Feb. 27 — AFORE Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of cloud, security and management solutions, today announced the company has formed a strategic alliance partnership with VCE to deliver enhanced encryption and address the growing demand for data security management. The partnership utilizes Vblock Systems certified CloudLink Secure VSA to encrypt data at rest and in motion in virtualized and multi-tenant environments.
Vblock Systems from VCE leverage best-in-class technology and integrates computing, network, storage, virtualization, and management components from industry leaders Cisco, EMC and VMware to deliver industry leading converged infrastructure. CloudLink Secure VSA provides tenant-specific data encryption and enables flexible security administration control, performance monitoring and integrated key management with certified RSA Data Protection Management (DPM).
"Businesses are seeking trusted, cost-effective, multi-tenant and secure architectures to meet their converged physical and cloud requirements," said James LaPalme, VP Sales & Marketing at AFORE Solutions. "CloudLink Secure VSA provides high performance, flexible encryption and data security for mission critical applications running on powerful Vblock Systems."
CloudLink's encryption solution ensures regulatory compliance (HIPPA, PCI, SOX), and full protection of sensitive data with AES-256 storage volume encryption of data at rest and AES-256-encrypted VPN tunnels for data in motion. This solution offers flexible, multi-tenant encryption across Vblock System storage technologies transparent to applications.
CloudLink Secure VSA, combined with Vblock Systems and RSA DPM Encryption Key Manager provides a well-integrated, certified and pre-tested solution to ensure that data security, confidentiality and compliance regulations are met with ease. CloudLink Secure VSA on Vblock Systems reduces complexity and alleviates concerns when implementing data encryption in a virtualized converged infrastructure so that enterprises and service providers can focus on their core business, and makes managing a cloud infrastructure based on Vblock Systems easier and simpler, with a lower cost of ownership.
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.
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