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Cloud Security News: 451 Research Calls CipherCloud a Standout

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Written by Michael Higashi

CipherCloud is off to a good start in the new year, if the results of 451 Research’s Wave 16 Information Security Study are any indication. Published last month, the study delved into the evolving landscape of cloud security solutions and security managers’ attitudes towards them. The research firm anticipates cloud security “potentially doubling in penetration over the next 18 months.”

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Source: Information Security-Wave 16; 451 Research

And out of the vendors mentioned, “CipherCloud stood out,” according to 451 Research and The InfoPro’s Nikolay Yamakawa.

The specific area in which CipherCloud stands out, Yamakawa explained, is in “long-term project plans.” More respondents indicated that they have plans to explore or implement CipherCloud in the next 6 to 18 months than any other vendor mentioned, including Amazon Web Services, VMware, Microsoft and HP. Additionally, respondents to the survey indicated as many CipherCloud deployments in the pilot or evaluation stage as they did of other vendors.

We’re very proud of our growth, but not at all surprised. As enterprise adoption of cloud-based services continues to grow, so does the need for information protection solutions purpose-built to protect their data in the cloud. That’s exactly what we offer. Here’s how:

  1. Smooth integration with the most popular cloud services in the enterprise. As a survey respondent said, cloud security—particularly in multi-vendor environments—is “a struggle.” CipherCloud’s Cloud Information Protection platform makes securing enterprise data in Salesforce, Office 365, Box, Gmail, Amazon Web Services, and just about any other cloud app  significantly simpler. And tight integration means that your data retains its functionality within the apps, without losing the protection it needs.
  2. Strong data protection and control. Cloud security is “on my mind all the time,” a survey respondent in the industrial/manufacturing sector said—and for good reason. As businesses increasingly shift operations to the cloud to cut costs and improve operations, and as movements like the Internet of Things and Big Data dramatically increase the amount of data enterprises have on hand, security becomes both even more important and even more challenging than before. Add to that the burden of industry and legal regulations around data protection, and the demands become even greater.CipherCloud’s Cloud Information Protection solutions form a holistic strategy for data protection through technologies like AES-256 encryption, tokenization, and Data Loss Prevention [DLP] enforcement. In addition, CipherCloud’s Cloud Data Discovery enables customers to identify the types of data in the cloud and tailor the right level of protection for each category of data. And, of course, CipherCloud customers retain exclusive access to their encryption keys for an additional layer of security and control. This combination is a winner for any enterprise whose cloud aspirations are hampered by security anxieties.
  1. Comprehensive monitoring and visibility to guard against insider threats. Hackers and government agencies aren’t the only threats to an enterprise’s data security. Disgruntled employees and other insider threats can be just as dangerous, since they already have access to the sensitive data that enterprises must keep safe. CipherCloud helps protect against these threats with monitoring and visibility tools to detect anomalies and other  suspicious behavior and nip it in the bud.

The results of 451 Research’s study demonstrates strong confidence in CipherCloud and show us that we are well on our way to becoming a leader in the cloud security space. Stay tuned in 2014 as we continue to develop innovative ways to keep enterprise data safe and secure, no matter what clouds it calls home.

Are you planning to implement a new cloud security or information protection solution this year? Let us know in the comments.

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