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Porticor Receives 2014 Cloud Computing Excellence Award for Delivery of Complete Security of Cloud Data

Cloud Encryption Cloud Computing  cloud comp excel award 2014 200 Porticor Receives 2014 Cloud Computing Excellence Award for Delivery of Complete Security of Cloud DataPorticor Virtual Private Data System Honored for Homomorphic Split Key Encryption Innovation Protecting Private Data Stored in the Cloud

CAMPBELL, Calif. – July 2, 2014 – Porticor®, a leading cloud data security company delivering the only cloud-based data encryption and key management solution that infuses trust into the cloud and keeps cloud data confidential, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named its Porticor Virtual Private Data (VPD) system as a 2014 Cloud Computing Excellence Award winner.

The Cloud Computing Excellence Award, presented by Cloud Computing magazine, recognizes companies that have most effectively leveraged cloud computing in their efforts to bring new, differentiated offerings to market.

“Recognizing leaders in the advancement of cloud computing, TMC is proud to announce the Porticor Virtual Private Data system as a recipient of the Fourth Annual Cloud Computing Excellence Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Porticor is being honored for its achievement in bringing innovation and excellence to the market, while leveraging the latest technology trends.”

The results of the 2014 Cloud Computing Excellence Award program were announced in a press release earlier this week and will be published in Cloud Computing magazine.

“We are proud of this honor by TMC, which is the latest distinction Porticor has seen that validates its unique approach of infusing trust into the cloud for protecting cloud data,” said Gilad Parann-Nissany, Porticor founder and CEO.  “Porticor is unique in the industry in letting customers securely maintain control of their encryption keys using its scalable and virtual service.  Integrating with major players such as HP, AWS and VMware, Porticor provides the only software-defined, automated solution that uniquely eliminates the need for cumbersome, non-scalable, and expensive hardware security modules for the cloud.”

The Porticor Virtual Private Data system is the industry’s only solution combining data encryption with patented split-key encryption and homomorphic key management technologies to protect critical data in public, private and hybrid cloud environments.  Unlike traditional data encryption solutions, which are complicated and expensive to deploy and manage, Porticor’s split-key encryption and homomorphic key management system is offered as the industry’s first cloud data protection service of its kind, delivering true confidentiality of data in the cloud by ensuring customer encryption keys are not exposed.

While other solutions require encryption keys to be manually managed for every disk, distributed storage or database record, or to be owned by a cloud provider, Porticor’s homomorphic split-key encryption technology eliminates both complexity and compromises.  Porticor restores key ownership to customers while automatically managing customer encryption keys with maximum security.  With homomorphic key management, the keys are protected at all times – even while they are in use.  Porticor protects the entire data layer stack, including virtual disks, distributed storage, databases, and applications.  It dynamically encrypts and decrypts virtual data whenever the application needs access, and delivers a key management system that is fully hosted in the cloud, yet offers the confidentiality, security and trust of a system that is hosted inside the datacenter.  Within minutes, customers can encrypt their entire data layer with the proven AES 256-bit encryption algorithm.

About TMC

TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients’ goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face.  TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony.  TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly.  TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world’s leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 – HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; LatinComm Conference and Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobile Payment Conference; Software Telco Congress, StartupCamp; Super Wi-Fi & Shared Spectrum Summit; SIP Trunking-Unified Communications Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo III; and more.  For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

About Porticor

Porticor is the leading cloud security company delivering easy-to-use and scalable security solutions for cloud data encryption and key management.  The Porticor Virtual Private Data (VPD) system is the industry’s first solution combining data encryption with patented split-key encryption and homomorphic key management to protect critical data in public, private and hybrid cloud environments.  Using breakthrough split-key encryption and homomorphic key management, the Porticor VPD is the only system available that offers the ease-of-use of cloud-based key management without sacrificing trust.  Porticor is an Amazon Web Services Technology Partner, a VMware Technology Alliance Partner, and supports other clouds.  The company is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with offices in Silicon Valley, and is venture backed.  For more information, visit: http://www.porticor.com/.

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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.

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