AFORE Announces CloudLink 2.0 with Secure Virtual Storage Appliance
Active storage encryption solution for Amazon VPC, VMware vCloud
Director and CA AppLogic
OTTAWA, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - AFORE Solutions, Inc., the leading provider
of Cloud Security and Management solutions, today announced the
availability of their CloudLink(TM) 2.0 with Secure Virtual Storage
Appliance (SVSA). This latest release provides enhanced comprehensive
secure active storage capabilities in private, public and hybrid cloud
environments. Operating at the virtualization layer, CloudLink Secure
VSA offers flexible, multi-tenant storage encryption across any
underlying storage technologies including iSCSI, FC, FCoE, NAS and DAS
over varying cloud infrastructures.
Deployed in hosted virtual private clouds or public cloud
infrastructures such as Amazon VPC(TM) (Virtual Private Cloud), VMware
vCloud(TM) Director environments or CA AppLogic based clouds, CloudLink
Secure VSA actively secures the storage associated with hosted virtual
machines with a robust layer of encryption required for compliance
regulations such as HIPAA and PCI while affording protection against
data remanence. This allows enterprises to take advantage of the
scalability and cost effectiveness of a cloud environment without
exposing mission-critical and security-sensitive applications and
workloads to potential third-party vulnerabilities.
"As enterprises look to move mission critical and sensitive data in
varying public and private cloud environments, they require secure
storage solutions that meet security and regulatory requirements
regardless of their cloud infrastructure," said Alex Berlin, CEO of
AFORE Solutions. "CloudLink Secure VSA provides enterprises with a
single foundation for efficiently and securely managing their data
storage in the cloud while still receiving the performance and
The CloudLink Secure VSA provides a highly secure SMB/CIFS or NFS
storage repository accessible by virtual machines hosted in the cloud.
In addition, enterprises can access multiple protected Secure VSAs
from distributed locations across an integrated SSL encrypted path.
Unlike storage gateway approaches which only encrypt data as it is
placed into the cloud, the Secure VSA provides constant, active
encryption of data associated with hosted virtual machines. Critical
application data associated with databases, payment processing systems
and healthcare applications, as well as backups and snapshot copies of
the data, is protected at all times.
Each instance of the Secure VSA is managed by the enterprise and control
of encryption keys is integrated with Active Directory and industry
leading key management systems, such as RSA® DPM. Multiple appliances
may be deployed and managed from a single management control point
allowing unified control and protection of sensitive data across
different cloud providers, geographic regions or between primary and
disaster recovery locations.
CloudLink Secure VSA is the first solution that enables cloud-based DR
solutions to meet key regulatory and compliance requirements.
AFORE will be demonstrating their CloudLink solutions live at VMworld
2012, booth 2428 August 26 - 30, 2012, at the Moscone Center in San
AFORE Solutions is a leader in Cloud Security and Management. AFORE's
CloudLink(TM) software security appliance combines cloud infrastructure
security and manageability with cloud performance monitoring.
Enterprises and Cloud Service Providers use CloudLink(TM) to protect
mission critical data in motion and at rest while managing SLA's for
security compliance and service performance. For more information