|[May 12, 2014]
Gazzang Announces Data Encryption and Key Management Solution for OpenStack Swift
ATLANTA --(Business Wire)--
the big data and cloud security experts, today announced the industry's
first commercially supported data encryption and key management
solutions for OpenStack Swift (News - Alert), the open source cloud project's popular
object storage platform. Gazzang solutions are on display this week at
Summit at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, booth E23.
Object stores like Swift are commonly used to hold unstructured data
including images, videos, documents and web content, and are ideal for
serving large volumes of content to many concurrent users. Organizations
running OpenStack clouds often store sensitive business information on
Swift, making data encryption essential.
zNcrypt™ for Swift, users don't need to worry about securing the
data within each unique OpenStack instance. Gazzang encrypts the entire
Swift object store at the underlying storage layer, so data is never
stored in plaintext. And because the encryption is transparent to the
application, performance impact is low and application changes are
Gazzang encryption keys are isolated from the Swift data and secured by Gazzang
zTrustee™ a software-based and policy controlled key manager. The
encryption and key management solutions help OpenStack users meet
security initiatives around compliance and prevents unauthorized users
and processes from accessing sensitive data.
"Swift supports native client-side encryption, but today, Gazzang is
enabling organizations to encrypt everything transparently at the
virtualization level," said Eddie Garcia, vice president of Information
Security and Services at Gazzang. "This means OpenStack users can more
quickly and easily spin up instances that meet internal and external
security requirements without having to spend a lot of time on
application and configuration changes."
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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