CipherCloud Gateway for Cloud Data Protection Awarded FIPS 197 Security Certification
The CipherCloud cloud data protection solution is the industry’s first and only solution certified as Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 197 compliant by NIST
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 9, 2012
CipherCloud, a leading provider of encryption gateways for cloud data protection, today announced that its implementation of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption algorithm has been certified as U.S. FIPS PUB 197 (FIPS 197), validation number 1976. CipherCloud’s AES encryption algorithm implementation is now officially recognized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for meeting its highest standards for encryption.
Instituted as a federal government standard in 2002, AES is the security benchmark for the encryption of electronic data and a mandatory requirement for many federal and global agencies. AES is the first publicly accessible and open cipher approved by the National Security Agency (NSA) for top secret information.
“CipherCloud is the only company that offers format and operations preserving encryption solutions for cloud services, like salesforce.com, that have received the FIPS 197 accreditation,” said Varun Badhwar, vice president of product strategy at CipherCloud. “Reaching this certification achievement speaks to our mission to provide the industry’s most secure encryption solutions for our customers who are concerned about security, privacy, and compliance of their sensitive data in the cloud. We believe this certification presents new opportunities for CipherCloud to serve enterprises and government organizations that require greater assurance to protect their sensitive data.”
“The FIPS 197 certification can help CipherCloud demonstrate its commitment to providing security that meets government standards,” said Shahed Latif, a principal in IT Advisory services at KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm. “As a result, CipherCloud can inform its customers that the company’s AES offering has been tested by an accredited third-party.”
CipherCloud’s award-winning technology, CipherCloud Gateway, provides a single gateway as a platform to secure sensitive customer data across multiple public and private cloud applications, such as Salesforce, Chatter and Amazon Web Services, without impacting functionality or performance. The solution uses comprehensive security controls including strong encryption, tokenization, activity monitoring, and malware detection to address organizations’ data privacy, residency, security, and compliance concerns, and to accelerate cloud adoption.
CipherCloud provides a unified cloud encryption gateway with award-winning technology to encrypt sensitive data in real time before it’s sent to the cloud. CipherCloud protects enterprise data using format and operations-preserving encryption and tokenization in any private or public cloud environment without impacting functionality, usability, or performance. CipherCloud eliminates data privacy, data residency, security, and regulatory compliance concerns, and accelerates cloud adoption. CipherCloud has been recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in Cloud Security in 2011. Visit CipherCloud at www.ciphercloud.com.
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