Virtustream teams up with Vormetric on cloud-based encryption

Virtustream recently announced it has added software-based ‘data at rest’ encryption to its cloud services portfolio through a partnership with Vormetric, the enterprise encryption and key management specialist. Through this partnership, Virtustream’s said its xStream cloud management software and cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings will “provide highly secure and compliant solutions that enable enterprises, governments and service providers to safely run mission-critical applications in private, public and hybrid clouds”.

The company noted it will now offer Vormetric’s database and file encryption solution “to customers needing an additional layer of security to satisfy internal sensitive data policies and compliance mandates regarding business data”.

“File-level encryption is the most effective and flexible approach to cloud data security for enterprises concerned with regulatory compliance, protecting their IP and meeting contractual obligations around customer data,” said Bruce Johnson, VP for worldwide sales and service operations at Vormetric, in a press release statement. Johnson added: “By offering Vormetric encryption through a pay-as-you-go model, Virtustream is providing comprehensive, built-in and transparent security for any database, that can follow customer data – whether it is in the cloud or a data center”.

Virtustream said it evaluated security and encryption software to pair with its cloud solution, noting that Vormetric’s solution “emerged as the leader in enterprise class security, as it emphasised encryption at the file/folder level, transparently across all major database platforms”.

“It can be challenging to get large enterprises to trust the cloud, so this partnership with Vormetric provides a significant security measure required to overcome that concern”, said Pete Nicoletti, director of security and compliance at Virtustream, in the same PR statement. “With Vormetric’s solution, we now have a database encryption security option suitable for customers who are required to comply with executive mandates or compliance frameworks but have not yet deployed encryption at their database or application layer. Adding this capability will make moving mission-critical data to the cloud a more feasible option for any enterprise looking for immediate risk reduction and cost savings.”

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