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July 30, 2014

Skyhigh Partners with SafeNet to Enhance Cloud Security

Skyhigh Networks, a cloud visibility and enablement company, announced this week its new partnership with SafeNet (News - Alert), a company that focuses on the protection of high-value information assets.

According to Skyhigh's announcement, the pair is working together to provide businesses with a cloud-based model of data security that "provides immediate scale, minimizes network latency, and avoids the expensive upfront investment and limits of on-premise deployments." Companies using the service will be able to retain control of their encryption keys while data remains safe in the cloud.

Chris Cesio, vice president of Business Development and Alliances at Skyhigh Networks, says his company's encryption gateway will work with SafeNet's key management solutions to allow businesses to combine secure cloud models with their preferred business applications such as Salesforce, ServiceNow, and Microsoft (News - Alert) Office 365.

Customers can choose from on-premises, cloud-hosted, or hybrid deployment modes of the Skyhigh gateway and retain control of their encryption keys no matter their chosen deployment method. SafeNet's technology will allow business customers to centralize the control of their keys so they can easily use them while working with all their cloud applications. If necessary, the announcement states, businesses can store their keys in virtual appliances which are up to FIPS 140-2 Level 3 compliant.

SafeNet provides multiple solutions for handling the secure storage of encryption keys. Businesses can choose from either SafeNet KeySecure or the SafeNet Luna SA network attached HSM, or they can choose to use these solutions together. Furthermore, Safenet also provides a virtual key management system in SafeNet Virtual KeySecure, and businesses can comply with even stricter standards by utilizing the Amazon Web Services (News - Alert) (AWS) CloudHSM. The above virtual solutions reside in the cloud and can allow businesses to use their keys instantly with backup media, storage solutions such as DropBox, virtual workloads, and various applications through application-level encryption.


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