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Securing Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines leveraging BitLocker and Native OS encryption

Microsoft Azure customers in highly regulated industries, such as Microsoft_Azure_SecureVMhealthcare and financial sectors, often require a data-at-rest encryption solution to meet internal and external compliance requirements and as a security best practice for public cloud deployments. One of the critical requirements is the ability for customers to manage encryption keys and policies independent of the cloud provider.

CloudLink SecureVM provides Microsoft Azure customers with the capability to encrypt their virtual machine data on a multi-tenant shared infrastructure and full control of the encryption keys for their data on the Azure storage infrastructure.

SecureVM for Microsoft Azure supports the following key features:

  • Enables Windows BitLocker and Linux native OS encryption for both Windows and Linux VMs in Microsoft Azure
  • Encrypts boot volume and/or data volume
  • Pre-boot authentication for Azure VMs before releasing keys to decrypt boot volumes
  • Protects the integrity of Azure VMs against unauthorized modification
  • Integrates existing enterprise key management and provides full control of key management policies
  • Supports hybrid cloud deployments


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Easy to Deploy and Use

SecureVM is very easy to deploy and use. All you need is:

  • A Microsoft Azure account
  • Download CloudLink Center – a hybrid cloud encryption management virtual appliance that can be deployed in Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware ESX
  • Install CloudLink SecureVM agent, available as a VM extension for both Windows and Linux VMs
  • Select one of the key store options: local inside CloudLink Center, Azure Key Vault or Microsoft Active Directory


For more Information, view the CloudLink Data Security for Microsoft Azure solution brief or contact our sales team to get started today.


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.