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June 03, 2011

Searchlight's Linux Lab Develops Prototype of Cloud Based Secure Storage Solution

Searchlight Solutions has said that its newly acquired subsidiary, Linux Labs, has recently completed development for the prototype of their cloud based secure storage solution which is a component of the Linux Labs Indigo file system.

The prototype is termed as a “haystack model.” Company officials said that this term is an analogy to finding the needle in a haystack.

Company officials said that essentially, when a block of data is stored in the system, it is given a name based on the hash value of the data; and with this new solution, only if the 256 bit key is known, the data can be retrieved again.

The person who has stored the data can only know about the valid hash value, and guess work will not work anymore. Company officials said that there is little point in using a password or other authentication as those could be more easily guessed than the hash names. Moreover, a guessed password would allow access to all of a particular account's data.

Once completed, this development is expected to provide Linux Labs competitive advantages in the Cloud Storage arena. Company officials said that they will score over their competitors as the efficiency of data handling will substantially increase, which is possible only when login data is handled in this manner.

Searchlight Solutions is a technology venture holding company that provides business development and high level management services for early stage technology companies who are pursuing the benefits of the public marketplace.

The company, recently, signed a strategic alliance agreement with Relify Security to co-develop the next generation file system architecture for securing customer data in Cloud environments.

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Chris DiMarco

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