AFORE Launches Portfolio of Data Encryption Solutions for AWS

cloud-hosting-encryption-aforeAFORE, provider of cloud security and data encryption, has launched a portfolio of Amazon Web Services (AWS) security solutions enabling cloud hosting providers to take control of securing sensitive data within AWS.

The suite, targeted at cloud hosting providers planning to offer Encryption as a Service (EaaS), helps accelerate customer adoption of the AWS cloud platform by protecting sensitive data. AFORE’s encryption solutions for AWS provide data protection for confidential or critical enterprise workloads in the cloud.

Encryption key management

Designed to help protect virtual desktops (VDI), application servers, Microsoft SharePoint and SQL server, as well as Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) deployments, the AFORE suite includes customer-controlled encryption key management for greater data protection. These measures would provide Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud customers a peace of mind in terms of keeping data from being breached or leaked. As a result of the deployment, customers are able to meet regulatory compliance and data remanence needs and guard against a broad range of threats, including advanced persistent threats (APTs), cyber surveillance programs and insider leaks.

AFORE’s data encryption products would provide managed hosting providers with easy to deploy solutions in both Amazon Machine Image (AMI) virtual machines and Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL) deployment models.

AFORE’s unique capabilities would include:

  • Security for all layers of the computing stack from storage to servers to desktops
  • Single security management plane for private, hybrid and multiple public clouds
  • Agentless deployment forgoing the need to modify applications or workloads
  • Comprehensive system management and data access forensics
  • Enterprise controlled encryption key management

“With regulatory compliance requirements and cyber surveillance having such a significant impact on data stored in the cloud, key management becomes the critical lynch-pin related to the effectiveness of cloud encryption,” said Peter ffoulkes, Research Director at 451 Research.  “Customers must carefully evaluate who is managing the encryption keys as well as the associated business risk and cost of not having complete control over who can access their data.”

AFORE will introduce a suite of CloudLink AMI’s at the AWS re:Invent 2013 conference in booth 209, November 12-15, at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas.