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Gilad Parann-Nissany

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Secure cloud backup is a scenario which increasingly gains traction. It allows organizations to implement an off-site backup while maintaining costs at a minimum. In this blog post I would like to focus on a specific use case of secure cloud backup. The system we describe is comprised of an on-premise replication server, Porticor Cloud Security, and Amazon S3 as the final backup destination, all integrated by one of our fine cloud integrators. Secure Cloud Backup – The Business Need In this use case, an enterprise organization was struggling with an inefficient and costly offsite backup infrastructure that was meant to manage an incrementally expanding database.  An offsite server farm was costly to operate and maintain and the tape backup and recovery methods used were time consuming. Furthermore, the company failed to meet regulatory requirements with regard to da... (more)

Cloud Encryption and Process-Level Control

We recently received a request for help. An enterprise had been trying to secure their data on the “process level” and gotten into some difficulties. They asked us to jump in and help them out. What is a “process”? If you know a bit about software and operating systems (OS), you’ve heard about “processes”. Modern operating systems, such as Linux or Windows, will run your software applications inside separate processes. This is an OS technique for isolating different software. For example you can make sure that whatever your web server is doing – it cannot touch the memory of your ... (more)

Porticor Joins VMware Technology Alliance Partner Program

Porticor, a cloud data security company delivering a cloud-based data encryption solution that infuses trust into the cloud and keeps cloud data confidential by ensuring customer keys are kept private, today announced that it has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program.  Members of the TAP program collaborate with VMware to deliver innovative solutions for virtualization and cloud computing.  The diversity and depth of the TAP ecosystem provides customers with the flexibility to choose a partner with the right expertise to satisfy their unique needs. “We welc... (more)

Porticor Wins Stevie Award

TEL AVIV, Israel – Aug. 16, 2012 – Porticor®, a leading cloud data security company delivering the only cloud-based data encryption solution that infuses trust into the cloud and keeps cloud data confidential, today announced that it was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Most Innovative Company of the Year in Canada and the USA category in the 9th Annual International Business Awards program. The International Business Awards (IBAs) are the world’s premier business awards program.  All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – p... (more)

Cloud Encryption: How to Choose an IaaS Encryption Solution

During the past month or so, Rich Mogull, analyst and CEO of securosis has published multiple blogs on cloud encryption best practices, specifically in infrastructure clouds. The final blog IaaS Encryption: How to Choose, provides a good opportunity for us to touch and expand on some of the volume storage cloud security points highlighted on Rich’s article: “Always use external key management. Instance-managed encryption is only acceptable for test/development systems you know will never go into production” Instance managed encryption means the encryption keys are kept on the vir... (more)