Every Cloud Needs a Silver Lining

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Back in 2009, Amazon introduced its Virtual Private Cloud offering, allowing customers an isolated virtual environment tied up to your on-premise network using VPN. VPC is a great step towards privacy in a public cloud, as it essentially put the instances access control back in the hands of the corporate security group. But it’s important to point out the fact that VPC is not 100% isolated. It is implemented using dynamic VLANS techniques, and isolated on the hypervisor level, meaning you can still potentially share the hardware with your biggest competitor. Earlier this year AWS have announced a dedicated VPC compute instance, allowing customers exclusive use of the hardware, but the network layer is still virtualized, and your data is still hosted outside your control. So what can be done to mitigate data privacy concerns in AWS VPC? Cloud encryption to the rescu... (more)

Porticor Launches To Deliver Cloud Data Security

Porticor, the leading cloud data security company delivering the only cloud-based data encryption solution that infuses trust into the cloud by ensuring customer keys are never exposed, today formally launched to make available the industry’s first solution combining data encryption with patented key management to protect critical data in public, private and hybrid cloud environments. Since Porticor uniquely addresses the fundamental cloud security issue of data encryption with keys managed in the cloud, companies are now assured that their private data stored in the cloud acros... (more)

Storing Encryption Keys Outside the Cloud

Startup Porticor (privately held) has released its “Virtual Private Data” solution for enterprises wishing to make more secure use of public cloud resources. Secure use of public resources requires encryption of data at rest and in motion, to minimize the possibility of even accidental data compromises. 39% of organizations say they have no plans to move any proprietary or sensitive data to cloud infrastructure, primarily because they cannot yet envision it as secure enough. Secure encryption requires robust encryption key management, which in turn requires that the keys be store... (more)

Porticor Named 2012 Best Cloud Security Products Award Finalist

TEL AVIV, Israel – April 18, 2012 – Porticor®, the leading cloud data security company delivering the only cloud-based data encryption solution that infuses trust into the cloud by ensuring customer keys are never exposed, today announced that Network Products Guide, an industry leading technology research and advisory guide, has named the Porticor Virtual Private Data™ (Porticor VPD™) system as a finalist in the 7th Annual 2012 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards Program in the Cloud Security Product Category. Network Products Guide’s industry and peer awards honor achieveme... (more)

Cloud Encryption Best Practices

Cloud encryption keeps coming up as one of the hottest topics for enterprises migrating to the cloud. IT departments are constantly pushed to cut costs and utilize compute resources more efficiently, hence cloud computing is the natural evolution, yet at the same enterprises cannot compromise on cloud security, and cloud encryption should be considered high on the list as it segregates and “hides” your data from other virtual entities hosted on the same physical cloud infrastructure. What’s my cloud provider’s encryption approach? Cloud data security and cloud encryption comes in ... (more)