Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA – August 25, 2014 – CloudLink® Technologies, a leader in cloud security and data encryption management, announces availability of CloudLink SecureVM for VMware vCloud® Air™ enabling customers to manage data security on Windows & Linux-based virtual machines.

CloudLink SecureVM helps secure both boot and data volumes 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 and helps validate the integrity of these virtual machines before they are allowed to boot.

Security of sensitive data is the leading concern for many organizations considering the use of cloud services according to 451 Research. 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.

“Organizations who want the benefits of the cloud need an easy way to address deployment and security challenges,” explains Ajay Patel, vice president of Application Services, vCloud Air, VMware. “VMware and CloudLink are providing a suite of solutions that enable organizations to retain control over data privacy and security while seamlessly extending their data centers to VMware vCloud® Air™.”

“Cloud security is a top priority for many enterprises, and cloud security solutions must leverage the company’s existing data security technology and operational expertise,” says Alex Berlin, CEO of CloudLink. “SecureVM unlocks native OS encryption with a centralized management approach that allows IT departments to have control over when and where their VMs and data are run and accessed, enabling enterprises to confidently adopt VMware vCloud® Air™ knowing their data will remain private and can meet regulatory compliance requirements.”

The benefits of SecureVM to vCloud Air customers are as follows:

  • Comprehensive security controls, including volume encryption and VM integrity verification against unauthorized modifications
  • Encryption key management remains under the control of the enterprise, including the ability for the encryption key store to reside within the enterprise data center
  • Decreased security deployment complexity and operational costs by leveraging embedded OS encryption tools and avoiding changes to how data is stored
  • Hybrid cloud encryption management platform that supports a suite of encryption modules to secure workloads wherever they are distributed.


Customers can learn more about CloudLink SecureVM Security Solution for vCloud Air in the vCloud Air Marketplace .   CloudLink SecureVM for Windows Server is available immediately; CloudLink SecureVM for Linux will be available August 29.

CloudLink will showcase its suite of advanced data security and encryption management products that secure sensitive customer information in multi-tenant private, public and hybrid clouds at VMworld, Booth #846, August 24-28, 2014, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

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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.