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February 25, 2013

CipherCloud Unveils CipherCloud for Box Cloud Information Protection Solution

CipherCloud launched CipherCloud for Box (News - Alert), a cloud information protection solution that delivers data privacy, residency, security, and regulatory controls to organizations via Box’s content collaboration platform.

Pravin Kothari, founder and CEO of CipherCloud, said, “Our collaboration with Box supports our vision for building trust in the cloud by eliminating concerns about security and regulatory compliance. Together, Box and CipherCloud are taking information protection to the next level, giving companies the confidence to embrace popular commercial cloud applications anywhere, anytime, and realize the cost savings and efficiencies they bring.”

Although the cloud content and collaboration markets are on the upswing owing to several advantages like increased productivity and cost efficiencies many enterprises are finding it difficult to implement information protection solutions.

The CipherCloud Open Platform ensures optimum cloud information protection, encryption, malware detection, and cloud user activity auditing for organizations so that they can adopt cloud applications securely. Users can retain usability and functionality and also make use of existing infrastructure besides leveraging a single gateway for all cloud applications. The enhanced security and control enables business collaboration and content sharing on Box.

Whitney Bouck, general manager of Enterprise at Box, remarked, “As the enterprise choice for content collaboration in the cloud, we have always taken our customers’ security and compliance concerns seriously. This integration with CipherCloud extends additional information protection controls to customers while preserving the usability and functionality that sets Box apart from other cloud content solutions.”

Serving 1.2 million users and protecting over 100 million customer records, CipherCloud’s 256-bit encryption gateways secure data in the cloud and helps organizations retain control over data in transit and at rest in the cloud.

Organizations in the financial services, healthcare, E-commerce, and technology sectors can use the CipherCloud for Box solution to comply with GLBA, PCI (News - Alert), HIPAA, HITECH, PIPEDA, ITAR, and EU Data Protection stipulations.

Recently CipherCloud revealed five steps aimed towards realizing PCI DSS compliance in the cloud. These guidelines simplify and work in conjunction with the newly released PCI Council’s guidelines for organizations dealing with delicate data like cardholder information to ensure that nothing lands into the wrong hands during transit and while in storage.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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