|[March 26, 2014]
Gazzang Unveils Image-Level Security Solutions for AWS Public Cloud Environments
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
the big data and cloud data security experts, today at AWS Summit 2014
announced the availability of a set of preconfigured Amazon Machine
Images (AMI) that allow users to launch encrypted and locked-down public
cloud instances from the AWS
management console, or automatically via Amazon Elastic Beanstalk.
The new Gazzang
CloudEncrypt™ solutions were developed to help organizations move
sensitive workloads into the public cloud and grow their environments as
business demands warrant, all while having the confidence that the data
and applications are secure and protected against unauthorized access.
"Security should be as agile and elastic as the cloud itself," said Rich
Mogull, analyst and CEO at Securosis.
"Your security tools need to account for the highly dynamic nature of
the cloud, where servers might pop up automatically and run for only an
hour before disappearing forever."
"We are taking a unique approach to cloud security by using encryption,
key management and access controls to ensre the integrity of the image
and protect the data itself," said Sam Heywood, vice president of
products and marketing at Gazzang. "And because the cloud isn't static,
we designed the solutions to take on the traits of the cloud they're
protecting. That means the CloudEncrypt AMIs can scale to meet business
needs and are flexible enough to work across multiple cloud
The following products are now available worldwide from Gazzang:
Gazzang CloudEncrypt for Amazon EC2
With a few clicks, AWS users can launch a secure Ubuntu (News - Alert) image and select
from a variety of databases including MongoDB, MySQL and PostgreSQL
(with Apache Hadoop and Cassandra coming soon). Each image contains the
exact same security configurations at boot time to make it easier for a
user to spin up new instances and add them to the existing cluster.
Preconfigured security includes the following:
High-performance transparent data-at-rest encryption and key
management to secure database files, configuration and log files,
directories and Amazon Elastic Block Storage (Amazon EBS) volumes
Access controls and Linux firewall settings that are preset to allow
only certain approved processes to access encrypted data
Java APIs that enable users to encrypt and decrypt data moving into
and out of Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Glacier
Settings that require HTTPS, close unused ports, shut down unnecessary
services and delete data upon virtual machine termination
Gazzang CloudEncrypt for Amazon Elastic Beanstalk
AWS users can auto-scale their cloud without compromising on data
security. Each new instance deployed with Gazzang CloudEncrypt for
Amazon Elastic Beanstalk will be wrapped with Gazzang security applied
Gazzang CloudEncrypt for StarCluster
Gazzang is bringing its unique approach to cloud security to enable
organizations to deploy secure, large-scale compute clusters on Amazon
EC2 using StarCluster.
Now research organizations can run sensitive workloads -- including ones
in HIPAA scope -- in the public cloud. In addition to the security
features resident in Gazzang CloudEncrypt for Amazon EC2, CloudEncrypt
for StarCluster includes master node encryption, slave node encryption
and GlusterFS encrypted secure share.
"We are excited to see Gazzang expand their CloudEncrypt product
offering to further compliment AWS' enterprise security capabilities,
making it easier for customers to confidently deploy mission critical
applications on AWS," said Terry Wise, Head of Worldwide Partner
Ecosystem, Amazon Web Services (News - Alert), Inc.
Last year, Gazzang launched CloudEncrypt
for Amazon EMR, which provides data encryption and key management at
every stage of the Amazon Elastic MapReduce data lifecycle.
Gazzang provides data security solutions and expertise to help
enterprises protect sensitive information and maintain performance in
big data and cloud environments. Our technology enables SaaS (News - Alert) vendors,
health care organizations, financial institutions, public sector
agencies and more to meet regulatory compliance initiatives, secure
personally identifiable information and prevent unauthorized access to
sensitive data and systems. The company is headquartered in Austin,
Texas and backed by Austin Ventures and Silver Creek Ventures. For more
information, visit www.gazzang.com.
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