AFORE Solutions, Inc., a leader in cloud security and data encryption management, today announced the addition of CloudLink SecureVM and CloudLink SecureFILE to the CloudLink encryption platform. The additions build on the existing CloudLink SecureVSA and provide AFORE customers with unmatched flexibility to layer encryption at multiple points of the cloud computing stack with storage, virtual machine, file and application level solutions deployed and managed from a common framework.

As cloud initiatives ramp and enterprise workloads become distributed across hybrid and multi-tenant virtualized infrastructures, it becomes essential to secure sensitive data and meet regulatory compliance as well as lock down the cloud from external and internal threats. CloudLink provides the encryption foundation that protects mission-critical data across a broad range of use cases from a single integrated platform.  CloudLink integration with industry leading hypervisor and cloud platforms enables IT personal to efficiently deploy security controls at all levels of the infrastructure. The net impact is better control, lower TCO and improved business agility to secure sensitive data and embrace the cloud with confidence.

“The world has changed and IT needs to adapt to meet a host of new and pervasive threats to data. With these two new CloudLink modules, we’re providing our customers the means to ensure that every touch point in their cloud infrastructure is secure,” said Jonathan Reeves, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer at AFORE. “Our focus is to empower customers with solutions that seamlessly integrate with their virtualization, cloud and key management platforms enabling them to have full control over data security while leveraging existing IT processes.”


The addition of the two new CloudLink encryption modules, SecureVM and SecureFILE, provide customers greater deployment flexibility by offering more granular security controls for a wider range of use cases for securing hosted desktop / DaaS and business applications. CloudLink SecureVM addresses a critical need to protect boot volume integrity for both application server and VDI machine images in virtualized and public cloud environments by providing secure pre-boot authentication and encryption of volumes.  CloudLink SecureFILE enables fine grained policy to target encryption on sensitive applications such as Microsoft SQL server, SharePoint, Exchange and Office applications with unique application templates that simplify security deployment. SecureFILE file level encryption is also specifically designed to support highly scalable file servers providing the granularity required to preserve their advanced file management capabilities.


As more sensitive workloads move to the cloud, service providers such as IPR International, a leading provider of IaaS, disaster recovery, and data protection, are leveraging CloudLink to offer Encryption as a Service (EaaS) as a value added service on top of their computing and storage offerings. “CloudLink provides us with an encryption management platform that enables us to provide EaaS to secure a broad range of customer initiatives including hosted virtual desktops, application and database servers and virtualized storage,” said Bryan Durr, IPR’s Director of Product Architecture. “Easy customer provisioning and advanced security options that place key control in our customers’ hands allow us to offer a first-class security service that will help drive customer confidence and adoption of the cloud.”


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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 Federation 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


The CloudLink Team

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