CipherCloud First Cloud Visibility and Data Protection Solution to Achieve FIPS 140-2 Validation
FIPS 140-2 compliance assures companies and government agencies that CipherCloud’s products meet the highest levels of security for protecting sensitive data in the cloud
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 6, 2014 – CipherCloud, the leader in cloud visibility and data protection, announced today that it has achieved the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 validation from the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP), a joint effort between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) of the government of Canada. CipherCloud’s Searchable Strong Encryption (SSE) solution is the first in the cloud visibility and data protection industry to earn this distinction.
Considered the benchmark for security, the FIPS 140-2 validation assures U.S. and Canadian companies, agencies, systems integrators and resellers that CipherCloud’s SSE technology delivers the highest level of protection for sensitive information and meets the strictest government security regulations.
This milestone demonstrates CipherCloud’s continued technical leadership and further validates the robustness of the company’s security technologies. Now, CipherCloud adds FIPS 140-2 validation to its arsenal of technical merits, which includes 13 patents for preserving operations for structured and unstructured data in the cloud.
“We began our cloud security journey by solving the cryptographer’s dilemma – enabling the breakthrough of searchable strong encryption while preserving the operations of cloud applications,” said Pravin Kothari, founder and CEO of CipherCloud. “Today, with FIPS certification, we extend our leadership in cloud encryption and set the bar for the rest of the industry. Companies and government agencies can be assured that our products have passed the most rigorous testing.”
FIPS 140-2 validates that cryptographic operations performed by the CipherCloud platform passed rigorous testing under the Cryptographic Module Validation Program and can be used to secure sensitive information. CipherCloud interfaces with clients (e.g., web browsers, mobile applications, APIs, etc.), and leverages format and operations preserving encryption technology to secure sensitive information in real time, before it is sent to cloud applications (e.g., web servers, API services, databases, etc.), without impacting usability or performance. For more information on FIPS 140-2 and CipherCloud’s validation: http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cmvp/documents/140-1/1401val2014.htm#2261
CipherCloud, the leader in cloud visibility and data protection, delivery cloud adoption acceleration while ensuring security, compliance and control. CipherCloud’s open platform delivers comprehensive cloud application discovery and risk assessment, data protection – strong encryption, tokenization, data loss prevention, key management and malware detection – and extensive user activity and anomaly monitoring services.
CipherCloud has experienced exceptional growth and success with over 3.0 million business users, across 25 countries, and in more than 11 industries.
The CipherCloud product portfolio protects popular cloud applications out-of-the-box such as Salesforce, Box, and Microsoft Office 365.
CipherCloud, named as SC Magazine’s 2013 Best Product of the Year, is backed by premier venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, and T-Venture, the venture capital arm of Deutsche Telekom. For more information, visit www.ciphercloud.com and follow us on Twitter @ciphercloud.
Director of Corporate Communications