AFORE is a leading provider of advanced data security and encryption management products. Since 2011, enterprises and service providers have trusted us to secure mission-critical data and sensitive customer information in multi-tenant private, public and hybrid clouds.

Our product, CloudLink®, secures data in world-recognized cloud and virtualization platforms from AWS™, EMC®, Microsoft®, RSA®, VCE® and VMware®. It‘s CloudLink’s strong brand recognition in the industry that provided the motivation to rebrand AFORE to CloudLink. Today, as CloudLink, the message is loud and clear that we focus exclusively on cloud security.

It’s business as usual on all other fronts for our valued customers and partners. Same people. Same pricing. Same SKUs. Same product. That said, you may have a few questions, so take a moment to read the FAQs at the end of this post.

In closing, CloudLink looks forward to talking with you at VMworld, August 24-28, 2014, San Francisco. See our new look and experience our ongoing commitment to you and your cloud security needs.


Are you changing your product name?

No. CloudLink remains the family name for our advanced data security and encryption management products that secure sensitive customer information in multi-tenant private, public and hybrid clouds. Our three product offerings today include CloudLink SecureVSA, CloudLink SecureVM and CloudLink SecureFILE.

Does the new name affect our contract?

There’s no impact on the contract. We’re still the same Canadian corporation and legal entity operating at the same business address and led by the same management team with the same phone numbers. It’s business as usual.

Do you ‘own’ the ‘CloudLink’ name? or Will you be registering the CloudLink name?

We’ve own a registered trademark on the CloudLink name in North America for many years.

Your old logo is on our website. How do I access your new logo?

Send an email to Mike dot Byrnes at CloudLink dot com to request the CloudLink logo.

Is there any impact on support or maintenance?

There is no impact. Business as usual.

What’s your new email address structure?

Our email address structure is Our website We are keeping all of the AFORE contact points (web, email) intact for the long term so, if you do send an email to an old address, the recipient will still receive it. Likewise, if you go to, we’ll serve pages automatically.

Does the new name affect technical certifications?

We have been working with required government and certification authorities to ensure items such as exports permits, product certifications etc. all remain intact so again, it’s business as usual.


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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


The CloudLink Team
PS Read the story behind the acquisition.