Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA – September 3, 2014 – CloudLink® Technologies, a leader in cloud security and data encryption management, announces CloudLink® SecureVM with Microsoft® BitLocker® encryption for Amazon AWS. Organizations can now secure their virtual desktop and server virtual machines (VMs) with native Windows encryption tools.

While BitLocker encryption is widely used in the enterprise, it relies on hardware Trusted Platform Modules (TPM) or USB drives to store encryption keys. In virtual and cloud environments, BitLocker cannot access hardware TPM and USB devices, which prevents BitLocker encryption of boot volumes. SecureVM extends BitLocker to virtual and cloud environments by emulating TPM functionality in software, giving organizations centralized management over encryption keys and the ability to encrypt their virtual machines independently of AWS.

SecureVM provides organizations with the confidence that their virtual machines can be started only in the intended environment and only if the security policy conditions have been met. The solution provides organizations with full control of the encryption keys for both Windows and Linux virtual machines deployed throughout their hybrid clouds and validates the integrity of Windows virtual machines before they are allowed to boot. In addition, SecureVM provides a centralized audit trail of when virtual machines were started, including details such as the IP address, hostname, operating system, and so on.

“Cloud security is a top priority for many enterprises, and CloudLink’s unique and innovative approach allows customers to Bring-Their-Own-Security to AWS while leveraging the company’s existing data security technology and operational expertise,” says Alex Berlin, CEO of CloudLink. “SecureVM also provides Managed Service Providers, VAR’s and System Integrators reselling AWS cloud services with a compelling data security solution that will help fuel cloud adoption and produce incremental revenue opportunities.”

The benefits of SecureVM to AWS customers are as follows:

  • Boot volume encryption secures data stored on Windows instances’ C: drives and Linux instances’ root partitions
  • Data volumes assigned to an instance can be encrypted and additional volumes can be encrypted as they are added
  • 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 operating system encryption tools and avoiding changes to how data is stored
  • Hybrid cloud encryption management platform that supports all major cloud including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and VMware vCloud Air, as well as other private and public cloud environments

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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.