Encrypt Cloud Virtual Machines With Customer Controlled Encryption Management

Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA – July 29, 2014 – CloudLink Technologies, a leader in cloud security and data encryption management, today announced the availability of CloudLink® SecureVM solution for Microsoft Azure, enabling Azure customers to manage the encryption of Windows and Linux-based virtual machines.

CloudLink SecureVM helps secure both boot and data volumes in the cloud with a centralized approach that allows IT departments to have visibility and control over when and where their VMs are started.  The solution provides enterprises with full control of the encryption keys for both Windows- and Linux-based virtual machines deployed in Azure and helps validate the integrity of these virtual machines before they are allowed to boot.

The security and encryption of sensitive data is the leading concern for many organizations considering the use of cloud services. The CloudLink data security platform includes a suite of encryption modules to protect workloads at multiple layers to help secure business applications, hosted desktops and file shares.

“Cloud security is a top priority for many organizations including financial institutions, healthcare organizations and governments, but data encryption solutions must leverage existing platforms and operating environments that are already in use within the organization,” said Alex Berlin, CloudLink CEO.  “We are excited to work with Microsoft on a data security solution optimized for the public cloud that will help accelerate the adoption of cloud services.”

“CloudLink’s data security platform helps Microsoft Azure customers to encrypt sensitive data and meet essential compliance requirements,” said Kim Akers, general manager, Microsoft. “CloudLink’s solution gives our customers flexible support for Windows and Linux environments and offers encryption across enterpriseworkloads deployed on Azure.”

Key benefits of the CloudLink solution for Microsoft Azure include:

  • Flexible encryption key control, enabling customers to determine where and how keys are stored
  • Pre-boot authorization and image integrity validation
  • Works with Windows BitLocker for common practices across hybrid clouds

View a deployment video of SecureVM and BitLocker in Microsoft Azure

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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.


The CloudLink Team
PS Read the story behind the acquisition.