NI+C Unveils CipherCloud Partnership for Cloud Information Protection
Extends Reach of CipherCloud for Salesforce in Japan
Tokyo, Japan, January 16, 2014 – Today, Nippon Information and Communication Corporation (headquarters in Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Masayuki Nomura; hereafter “NI+C”) announced it is partnering with CipherCloud (headquarters in Calif US; CEO: Pravin Kothari; hereafter “CipherCloud”) to distribute CipherCloud’s cloud information protection platform to the Japanese market. Beginning today, NI+C will resell CipherCloud for Salesforce, distribute the licenses and configure appliance servers in line with licensing.
NI+C along with other CipherCloud certified partners will support companies using cloud applications by providing additional layers of visibility and protection for cloud information. Through partnerships with NTT Innovation Institute, Inc. (headquarters in San Mateo, U.S.A.; CEO: Srini Koushik; hereafter “NTT I3”), NI+C will provide Japanese financial institutions and government agencies with CipherCloud’s cloud information protection platform to support a wide range of data formats and fields in Salesforce.
“CipherCloud enables organizations to adopt the cloud while overcoming data privacy and compliance risks,” stated Dev Ghoshal, CipherCloud’s SVP of Strategy and Global Alliances. “Our partnership with Nippon Information and Communication Corporation will enable Japanese customers to build additional layer of control and visibility to their information in the cloud.”
Furthermore, Executive Vice President and COO Eiji Kuwana of NTT I3, a technology support partner, stated, “As deployment of cloud services such as SaaS and PaaS increases, cloud data security poses serious challenges. These include issues of data residency, measures to prevent data loss or leaks, as well as compliance with various regulations to protect data and privacy. To address these challenges, a technological solution capable of encrypting cloud-based data and managing encryption keys securely is required. This is indispensable for the future development of cloud computing, and we are excited to see this NI+C and CipherCloud collaboration.”
The CipherCloud cloud information protection platform enables enterprises to discover, protect and monitor sensitive data across all clouds in use, which helps companies overcome cloud data privacy and compliance challenges. Key features include:
- Searchable Strong Encryption – Combines AES 256-bit encryption, the highest commercially available level of encryption with natural language search for maximum usability.
- Data Discovery and Anomaly Detection – Brings greater visibility, which enables customers to assess the appropriate protection technology and policies to deploy for the given data type.
- Enterprise Class Key Management – Enables key management controls to ensure that the customers always retains control of their data, while supporting the NIST SP 800-57 standard.
- Tokenization – Supports tokenization – substituting randomly generated values for the original data, which never leaves the enterprise.
- Cloud Data Loss Prevention – Supports out-of the box and custom DLP policies that scan, detect and take action to protect sensitive information in any field or document; integrates with existing DLP systems such as Symantec or RSA via the ICAP protocol.
- Cloud Malware Detection – Includes integrated malware protection to prevent cloud viruses, spyware, Trojans, bots, rootkits and more.
- Seamless User Experience & Support for BYOD – Is completely transparent to users, supporting access from any location or device.
[About CipherCloud, Inc.] http://www.ciphercloud.jp/
CipherCloud, the leader in cloud information protection, enables organizations to securely adopt cloud applications by overcoming data privacy, residency, security, and regulatory compliance risks. CipherCloud delivers an open platform with comprehensive security controls, including AES 256-bit encryption, tokenization, cloud data loss prevention, cloud malware detection, data discovery and activity monitoring. CipherCloud’s ground breaking technology protects sensitive information in real time, before it is sent to the cloud while preserving application usability and functionality.
CipherCloud has experienced exceptional growth and success with over 2 million business users, more than 250 million customer records, in over 10 industries, and with marquee customers around the globe.
The CipherCloud product portfolio protects popular cloud applications out-of-the-box such as Salesforce, Salesforce Chatter, Box, Google Gmail, Microsoft Office 365, and Amazon Web Services. Additionally, CipherCloud for Any App and CipherCloud for Databases enable organizations to extend data protection to hundreds of third-party cloud and private cloud applications and databases.
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.
[Nippon Information and Communication Corporation] http://www.niandc.co.jp/
Nippon Information and Communication Corporation (NI+C) was founded in 1985 as a joint venture company between Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) and IBM Japan. NI+C has performed numerous system integration projects with telecommunication, logistic and financial operators, including the development and operation of “JNX,” a network system connecting automobile industry with its peripheral firms. The company provides valuable solutions combining network and middleware such as CRM/BI, network-industry portal systems, platform applications and ITIL-compliant system operation. It also operates as an ICT products distributor. Currently, it is extending its business into the areas of cloud computing, solutions focused around BAO (Business Analytics and Optimization), network services including EDI (Electronic Data Interchange), and network device virtualization. Recent developments include cloud integration and high-value integration.
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