Welcome!

@CloudExpo Authors: Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, Flint Brenton, Thanh Tran, Liz McMillan

Blog Feed Post

Porticor’s Latest Release Delivers Industry’s Only Security System for Full Trust and Confidentiality of Data in The Cloud

Mathematically Proven as Secure, Porticor Virtual Private Data System Offers Industry’s First Approach to Uniquely Protect Cloud Data while Stored and in Use

 

TEL AVIV, Israel – Oct. 30, 2012 – Porticor®, a leading cloud data security company delivering the only cloud-based data encryption solution that infuses trust into the cloud and keeps cloud data confidential, today introduced the latest release of its Porticor Virtual Private Data™ (Porticor VPD™) system, which fully protects cloud data while stored and in use, delivering total security to cloud environments which previously were considered untrusted.

Porticor’s VPD system remains the industry’s only solution to fully protect data stored in public, private and hybrid clouds and deliver trust in the security of these environments.  With today’s release, Porticor solves the remaining obstacle to trust in the cloud – protecting the encryption keys of data while they are being used.

With a lack of trust in the cloud, organizations are inhibited from fully leveraging the well-known business benefits the cloud has to offer.  Traditional cloud security solutions put customers’ encryption keys in the possession of the security vendor or cloud provider, and fail to fully protect cloud data and its encryption keys while stored and in use.  Now, organizations can benefit from the latest in cloud encryption technology from Porticor to leverage the benefits of the cloud, all with full confidence that their data will remain confidential, while maintaining compliance and the highest levels of cloud security.

“Potential cloud users worry about two things about information protection in the cloud – protecting it from other tenants and protecting it from the cloud provider,” said Neil MacDonald, VP and Gartner Fellow.  “Encryption is one protection option; however, when the encryption keys are used, data is at risk at that point.  A solution that works completely in the cloud, yet is able to keep the keys protected in memory would help reduce the scope of a possible breach entry point.”

Porticor’s patented Virtual Key Management service, with breakthrough split-key encryption technology uniquely keeps encryption keys in customer’s control, delivering a trusted cloud-based key management system for cloud data at rest.  Now with homomorphic key encryption technology added to its solution, Porticor keeps the master encryption keys fully encrypted and secured even while being used to access cloud data.  With the world’s first commercial application of homomorphic encryption technology, organizations can now fully trust that their cloud data is secure and cannot be compromised both while stored or being accessed.

Unlike traditional data encryption solutions, which are complicated and expensive to deploy and manage, and do not resolve the issue of full security and trust in the cloud, Porticor’s split-key management system is the industry’s first cloud data protection service delivering true trust to the cloud by ensuring customer encryption keys are never exposed.  Porticor is the only cloud data protection system that delivers data security across virtual disks, databases, distributed storage and file systems.  Furthermore, Porticor’s new homomorphic key-encryption approach is open to rigorous mathematical proof and cryptographic analysis under explicit and well-defined mathematical assumptions.  Dr. Alon Rosen, a cryptography expert from the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center, has independently completed a rigorous analysis, and proves the Porticor system is secure.  For more information on Dr. Rosen’s findings and for a free copy of his analysis and report, see http://www.porticor.com/hkm-analysis.

Homomorphic encryption is a technique that enables mathematical operations to be performed on encrypted data.  Porticor’s patent-pending technology implements partially homomorphic encryption techniques for combining and splitting encryption keys.  It enables the Porticor VPD system to give the application access to the data store without exposing the master keys in an unencrypted state.  This also ensures that if a master key is stolen, it can still never be used to access a data store.

“As part of our solution we often maintain sensitive compliance incident data from our enterprise customers’ public social media presence,” said Devin Redmond, Social iQ Networks CEO and Co-founder.  “Doing so on a cloud infrastructure required us to adopt a different cloud data security approach.  By deploying Porticor we are able to guarantee that our customers’ data is encrypted at all times.  But more importantly, using Porticor’s unique key-splitting and homomorphic key encryption technology, we know that no one but our customers have access to the encryption keys.”

The Porticor VPD system is made up of the Porticor Virtual Appliance and the Porticor Virtual Key Management Service, delivering the industry’s highest level of data privacy in a public environment for data protection and compliance to regulations such as SOX, HIPAA, PCI DSS and GLBA, while also solving the issues raised by EU Data Protection and the U.S. Patriot Act.  Porticor enables IaaS and PaaS cloud users to create a secured environment within minutes while completely eliminating the need to trust a security vendor or cloud provider with their encryption keys, solving the biggest challenge for data encryption in the cloud – protecting the cloud data encryption keys while stored and in use.

“With this release, Porticor enhances the high levels of trust it was already infusing into the cloud with our split-key method to now fully protect cloud data at rest and in use,” said Gilad Parann-Nissany, Porticor founder and CEO.  “Now, organizations can trust their data to the cloud, knowing that their data encryption keys are kept private 100-percent of the time.  Because the encryption keys are never exposed to risk, Porticor’s cloud data security system delivers the highest levels of data security available on premise or in the cloud.”

Pricing and Availability

The new release of Porticor VPD is available today directly from Porticor at http://www.porticor.com/pricing-plans/.  VPD is deployed in the cloud and managed from Porticor’s customer portal.  Pricing starts at $65 per month per Porticor Virtual Appliance.

About Porticor

Porticor is the leading cloud security company delivering easy-to-use and scalable security solutions for cloud data encryption and key management without sacrificing trust.  The Porticor Virtual Private Data (VPD) system is the industry’s first solution combining data encryption, patented split-key management and homomorphic encryption to protect critical data in public, private and hybrid cloud environments.  Within minutes, customers can encrypt their entire data layer with the proven AES 256-bit encryption algorithm.  Porticor is an official Amazon Web Services Solution provider, a VMware Technology Alliance Partner, and supports other clouds, and was the only cloud security semi-finalist in the AWS 2011 Startup Challenge.  The company is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, and is venture backed by Glilot Capital.  For more information, visit: http://www.porticor.com/.

###

Porticor®, Porticor Virtual Private Data™, Porticor Virtual Key Management™, PVKM™ and Porticor VPD™ are trademarks of Porticor. Copyright© Porticor 2012. All other products and/or services referenced are trademarks of their respective companies.

The post Porticor’s Latest Release Delivers Industry’s Only Security System for Full Trust and Confidentiality of Data in The Cloud appeared first on Porticor Cloud Security.

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By Gilad Parann-Nissany

Gilad Parann-Nissany, Founder and CEO at Porticor is a pioneer of Cloud Computing. He has built SaaS Clouds for medium and small enterprises at SAP (CTO Small Business); contributing to several SAP products and reaching more than 8 million users. Recently he has created a consumer Cloud at G.ho.st - a cloud operating system that delighted hundreds of thousands of users while providing browser-based and mobile access to data, people and a variety of cloud-based applications. He is now CEO of Porticor, a leader in Virtual Privacy and Cloud Security.

@CloudExpo Stories
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discuss how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. We'll cite examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He'll also highlight how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, wh...
Many banks and financial institutions are experimenting with containers in development environments, but when will they move into production? Containers are seen as the key to achieving the ultimate in information technology flexibility and agility. Containers work on both public and private clouds, and make it easy to build and deploy applications. The challenge for regulated industries is the cost and complexity of container security compliance. VM security compliance is already challenging, ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that ContentMX, the marketing technology and services company with a singular mission to increase engagement and drive more conversations for enterprise, channel and SMB technology marketers, has been named “Sponsor & Exhibitor Lounge Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. “CloudExpo is a great opportunity to start a conversation with new prospects, but what happens after the...
The pace of innovation, vendor lock-in, production sustainability, cost-effectiveness, and managing risk… In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Dan Choquette, Founder of RackN, will discuss how CIOs are challenged finding the balance of finding the right tools, technology and operational model that serves the business the best. He will discuss how clouds, open source software and infrastructure solutions have benefits but also drawbacks and how workload and operational portability between vendors...
The essence of data analysis involves setting up data pipelines that consist of several operations that are chained together – starting from data collection, data quality checks, data integration, data analysis and data visualization (including the setting up of interaction paths in that visualization). In our opinion, the challenges stem from the technology diversity at each stage of the data pipeline as well as the lack of process around the analysis.
As machines are increasingly connected to the internet, it’s becoming easier to discover the numerous ways Industrial IoT (IIoT) is helping to shape the business world. This is exactly why we have decided to take a closer look at this pervasive movement and to examine the desire to connect more things! Now if you need a refresher on IIoT and how it is changing the world, take a moment and listen to Greg Gorbach with ARC Advisory Group. Gorbach believes, "IIoT will significantly change the worl...
Enterprise networks are complex. Moreover, they were designed and deployed to meet a specific set of business requirements at a specific point in time. But, the adoption of cloud services, new business applications and intensifying security policies, among other factors, require IT organizations to continuously deploy configuration changes. Therefore, enterprises are looking for better ways to automate the management of their networks while still leveraging existing capabilities, optimizing perf...
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit y...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. MangoApps provides modern company intranets and team collaboration software, allowing workers to stay connected and productive from anywhere in the world and from any device. For more information, please visit https://www.mangoapps.com/.
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo New York Call for Papers is now open.
Designing IoT applications is complex, but deploying them in a scalable fashion is even more complex. A scalable, API first IaaS cloud is a good start, but in order to understand the various components specific to deploying IoT applications, one needs to understand the architecture of these applications and figure out how to scale these components independently. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nara Rajagopalan is CEO of Accelerite, will discuss the fundamental architecture of IoT applications, ...
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Adobe, will discuss how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects). Bruce Swann has more than 15 years of experience working with digital marketing disciplines like web analytics, social med...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Enzu, a leading provider of cloud hosting solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Enzu’s mission is to be the leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions worldwide. Enzu enables online businesses to use its IT infrastructure to their competitive advantage. By offering a suite of proven hosting and management services, Enzu wants companies to foc...
Customer experience has become a competitive differentiator for companies, and it’s imperative that brands seamlessly connect the customer journey across all platforms. With the continued explosion of IoT, join us for a look at how to build a winning digital foundation in the connected era – today and in the future. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Nguyen, Group Product Marketing Manager at Adobe, will discuss how to successfully leverage mobile, rapidly deploy content, capture real-time d...
IoT generates lots of temporal data. But how do you unlock its value? How do you coordinate the diverse moving parts that must come together when developing your IoT product? What are the key challenges addressed by Data as a Service? How does cloud computing underlie and connect the notions of Digital and DevOps What is the impact of the API economy? What is the business imperative for Cognitive Computing? Get all these questions and hundreds more like them answered at the 18th Cloud Expo...
The cloud market growth today is largely in public clouds. While there is a lot of spend in IT departments in virtualization, these aren’t yet translating into a true “cloud” experience within the enterprise. What is stopping the growth of the “private cloud” market? In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, will explore the challenges in deploying, managing, and getting adoption for a private cloud within an enterprise. What are the key differences betwee...
As cloud and storage projections continue to rise, the number of organizations moving to the cloud is escalating and it is clear cloud storage is here to stay. However, is it secure? Data is the lifeblood for government entities, countries, cloud service providers and enterprises alike and losing or exposing that data can have disastrous results. There are new concepts for data storage on the horizon that will deliver secure solutions for storing and moving sensitive data around the world. ...
What a difference a year makes. Organizations aren’t just talking about IoT possibilities, it is now baked into their core business strategy. With IoT, billions of devices generating data from different companies on different networks around the globe need to interact. From efficiency to better customer insights to completely new business models, IoT will turn traditional business models upside down. In the new customer-centric age, the key to success is delivering critical services and apps wit...
Cloud-based NCLC (No-code/low code) application builder platforms empower everyone in the organization to quickly build applications and executable processes that broaden access, deepen collaboration, and enhance transparency for all team members. Line of business owners (LOBO) and operations managers know best their part of the business and their processes. IT departments are beginning to leverage NCLC platforms to empower and enable LOBOs to lead the innovation, transform the organization, an...