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CipherCloud Database Gateway is Industry’s First Encryption Gateway for Cloud-based Databases

CipherCloud Database Gateway is Industry’s First Encryption Gateway for Cloud-based Databases

LONDON, UK, September 27, 2012 -- CipherCloud, the leader in cloud encryption, today introduced CipherCloud Database Gateway that encrypts data-at-rest for leading cloud-based database systems without requiring application, schema, or database infrastructure changes that are either difficult and expensive or impossible. Supported databases include IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS systems such as Amazon RDS, Microsoft SQL Azure, Oracle Database Cloud Service, and, as well as millions of existing private cloud and behind-the-firewall database installations of Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server, and MySQL. Enterprises can easily secure data stored in database systems with simple configuration, finally eliminating the data privacy, residency, compliance and security barriers to moving enterprise production databases to the cloud.

With CipherCloud Database Gateway, application developers, business analysts, database administrators, or system administrators simply specify database columns and rows to be encrypted or tokenised. Like all other CipherCloud encryption gateways, there are absolutely no application, cloud, database, or infrastructure changes required. Enterprises can select from multiple encryption and tokenisation options that preserve data format and operations, including search, sort, and indexing.

CipherCloud Database Gateway is the latest addition to the CipherCloud Platform that provides cloud encryption across the enterprise. The CipherCloud Platform reduces the complexities of protecting business data by enabling organisations to quickly deploy and manage encryption across multiple cloud applications with a single system, saving time and money.

The Breakthrough

Before CipherCloud Database Gateway, cloud database encryption required changing infrastructure, relying on a cloud service provider, or spending extensive amount of time and money on custom development. These options left database encryption keys in the hands of the cloud provider or other organisations, thus failing to meet data privacy, residency, and compliance requirements of regulators and auditors.

CipherCloud Database Gateway, the industry’s first encryption gateway for cloud database systems, eliminates the data privacy, residency, compliance, and security barriers that have held back deployments. Now millions of public and private cloud databases along with those behind-the-firewall can be secured with patent-pending format and operations preserving encryption and tokenisation simply by setting a policy in the CipherCloud web-based administrators console. Once a database gateway is configured and encryption policies enabled, data inserted, updated, or searched is automatically encrypted and decrypted on-the-fly.

“Major enterprises run hundreds, even thousands, of production database systems. The cloud’s elastic performance and storage makes it compelling for enterprises to migrate databases to the cloud. But data privacy, residency, security and compliance concerns are holding enterprises back,” said CipherCloud founder and CEO, Pravin Kothari. “Once again CipherCloud is extending our industry leadership and now opening the door to cloud databases with another industry first: an amazingly easy-to-deploy high-performance gateway encryption system for millions of compatible cloud and behind-the-firewall databases.”

Key Benefits of CipherCloud Database Gateway include:

- Remove Data Security, Residency, Privacy, and Compliance Barriers: CipherCloud offers enterprises the choice of using format and operations preserving encryption or tokenisation for leading IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS databases as well as millions of behind-the-firewall database systems.
- Preserve Enterprise Control Over Cloud Data: Secure key management, with keys owned by the enterprise, and standard AES-256 encryption ensure organisations retain control over data in-transit and at-rest in the cloud.
- Deliver Complete Database Functionality: Unlike previous approaches to integrating encryption, database applications now retain native functionality like search, sort and indexing with CipherCloud’s format and operations preserving encryption and tokenisation. There are no changes required for application developers or database administrators, even when using on-the-fly context-aware encryption policies to enforce data loss prevention rules.
- Reduce the Cost of Securing Enterprise Clouds: Now millions of databases can quickly and easily use data-at-rest encryption or tokenisation without any programming or impossible infrastructure changes. The CipherCloud Platform provides a single cloud encryption platform for securing all cloud applications. Gartner forecasts that cloud encryption will be used by more than 25 percent of enterprises in 2016, up from less than 1 percent today, and will reduce the cost of securing the cloud by 30 percent.

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About CipherCloud

CipherCloud is the market-leading provider of cloud encryption and tokenisation gateways that enable enterprises to securely adopt cloud applications by eliminating concerns about data privacy, residency, security, and regulatory compliance. CipherCloud’s operations-preserving encryption and tokenisation technology secures sensitive information in real time, before it's sent to the cloud, without impacting usability or performance, or requiring any change to the application. The CipherCloud Platform secures multiple cloud applications including Salesforce,, Chatter, Gmail, Office 365, and Amazon AWS. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, CipherCloud is backed by premier venture capital firms including Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, and T-Venture, the venture capital arm of Deutsche Telekom. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @ciphercloud.

For further information, please contact:

Paula Averley
Origin Communications
t. +44 (0)845 557 6736
m. +44 (0)7766 257776

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