Cloud encryption software supplier HighCloud Security has added key functionality to its existing encryption and management software that enable enterprises to securely migrate data to and from the public cloud. This technology also lets customers leverage public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) in new ways, including secure cloud backup and disaster recovery for virtual machines (VMs).
In its latest release, HighCloud has added key functionality to its existing encryption and management software that allow organizations to easily migrate devices between virtual machines, regardless of whether those VMs are in a private cloud, or in a public cloud like Amazon AWS or S3. This allows encryption to be applied to VM data before it ever leaves a company’s perimeter for the cloud, ensuring protection of data in transition and at rest.
Founded by Silicon Valley veterans, Bill Hackenberger and Steve Pate, HighCloud Security offers encryption and key management software designed specifically to address the unique security challenges of virtualized server infrastructures.
“As organizations continue to adopt the cloud for mission critical applications, security and data privacy become even more important,” said Richard Stiennon, Chief Research Analyst at IT-Harvest. “HighCloud Security offers a compelling and flexible approach to encryption and key management that is optimized for the cloud. In this latest update, HighCloud adds important capabilities for customers who need to migrate data securely to, from and between cloud environments.”
Use Cases of HighCloud software include:
Secure Disaster Recovery: A company can create mirrored drives in the cloud, and the encryption will travel with the drive. In the event that the primary drive is inaccessible, IT can route access to the cloud-based drive. HighCloud Key Management ensures the correct keys are delivered automatically when accessed by an authorized application.
Secure VM Backup: Organizations that want to leverage Amazon S3 storage can create VMs in their datacenter, using HighCloud to encrypt the data in those VMs before it is uploaded to S3 buckets. Data can easily be restored to existing VMs, or to new VMs, either on premise or in Amazon Web Services, as long as they are authenticated by HighCloud’s Key and Policy Server.
Secure Shared Storage: Organizations that run clustered servers to ensure high-availability for mission critical applications can leverage HighCloud to encrypt the data in shared networked storage environments like Windows Failover Cluster. HighCloud Key and Policy Server handles failover and fail-back, ensuring encryption keys are available as needed.