Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA – January 8, 2015 – CloudLink® Technologies, a leader in cloud security and data encryption management, announces CloudLink® SecureVM support for Microsoft Azure Key Vault.

CloudLink is proud to have been selected by Microsoft as an early development partner to provide a data security encryption solution for the hybrid cloud that’s backed by the reliability and security of a cloud provider-hosted keystore.

This joint solution between Microsoft and CloudLink provides customers with a seamless solution that gives them complete control over their own encryption keys while leveraging the security, convenience and reliability of cloud-based key management.  With this solution, the cloud provider is responsible for key generation and storage. The customer, as the data owner, controls the security policy that regulates encryption key access and use. This security policy is managed using CloudLink Center, a web interface that provides a single-pane-of-glass view of the VMs in the cloud environment under CloudLink management.

“With SecureVM, CloudLink extends Microsoft Azure Key Vault with powerful data encryption and VM boot control.  Giving the data owner the ability to define and control security policy that regulates encryption keys provides the customer flexibility to benefit from the cloud-based key management offered by Azure” says Alex Berlin, CEO of CloudLink. “More importantly, customers have confidence that root of trust master keys are never exposed outside Microsoft Azure Key Vault.”

Key benefits of this solution for customers running VMs in the Microsoft Azure cloud include:

  • VMs are secured with keys backed by a hardware-based key management solution.
  • Each customer, as the data owner, has complete and singular control of the security policy that regulates encryption key management, and therefore access to data, at all times.
  • Seamless integration between CloudLink and Microsoft Azure Key Vault provides ease of deployment and ease of use.

The CloudLink SecureVM management virtual appliance is available in the Azure Marketplace and CloudLink SecureVM agent is available as a Virtual Machines Extension. Visit our Resource Library to view video demonstrations of deploying CloudLink SecureVM in Azure or to arrange a preview of CloudLink’s support for Microsoft Azure Key Vault.

 

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We are very pleased to announce that CloudLink has been acquired by EMC Corporation.  EMC is the leader in delivering solutions that enable the world to store, manage and leverage data.  The EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud enables customers to deploy IT as a Service quickly and easily.  CloudLink is an award-winning provider of software-based data security solutions for hybrid clouds.  As part of EMC, CloudLink will empower customers to embrace the hybrid cloud while addressing concerns around data security and sovereignty, and maintaining regulatory compliance.

Since CloudLink turned its focus to cloud security more than four years ago, we have been heartened to witness the exponential growth of private, public and hybrid cloud and honored to help our customers embrace this new paradigm.  Our induction into the EMC Select partner program two years ago was both a privilege and an excellent opportunity for us to develop solutions that truly address customer needs.  We are eager to contribute to the customer value EMC delivers through its industry-leading innovation, service and support.

Above all, we’d like to extend our thanks to our customers, partners and employees, as well as everyone who has helped us evolve and innovate.  We are very excited to join the EMC family and look forward to continuing our joint commitment to making hybrid cloud a success. If you have any immediate questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at cloudlinkquestions@emc.com.

Sincerely,

The CloudLink Team
PS Read the story behind the acquisition.

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