Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA – November 11, 2014 – CloudLink® Technologies, a leader in cloud security and data encryption management, announced the availability of CloudLink SecureVM for IBM® SoftLayer® enabling SoftLayer customers to manage encryption of Windows- and Linux-based virtual machines.

CloudLink SecureVM unlocks native Windows BitLocker and Linux OS encryption, providing the necessary pre-boot authorization for boot volume and data volume encryption in virtual and cloud environments.  These features give customers visibility and control over when and where VMs are started and full control of encryption keys, including the ability to store keys securely in the cloud or in the enterprise’s datacenter.


Addressing one of the top concerns when moving to a cloud-based infrastructure, CloudLink helps organizations accelerate their cloud deployments. CloudLink segregates data and protects access to VM images, keeping an organization’s data private from other tenants and cloud providers. SecureVM enables enterprises to confidently adopt IBM SoftLayer knowing their data will remain private and they can meet regulatory compliance requirements.


“Securing sensitive data is a top priority for many organizations, but the IT deployment impact must also be considered,” says Alex Berlin, CEO of CloudLink. “SecureVM reduces security deployment complexity by leveraging embedded operating system encryption tools and providing hybrid cloud encryption management for SoftLayer Virtual Servers, which delivers strong value for customers.”


Key benefits of SecureVM for SoftLayer customers include:

  • Pre-boot authorization, boot and data volume encryption and VM image integrity verification
  • Organization control of encryption key management, security policies and deployment models
  • 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 through a single pane of glass


Customers can learn more about CloudLink SecureVM data security for SoftLayer in the IBM Marketplace as well as

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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.