CipherCloud collaboration allows protection of Dropbox-style services

CipherCloud has extended its encryption capabilities to cloud-based storage systems.

The company said it has teamed up with cloud content specialist Box to make use of its platform to deliver an additional level of security to extend data privacy, residency, security and regulatory controls.

Extending its offering of encrypting data within applications, CipherCloud CEO and founder Pravin Kothari told SC Magazine that as cloud-based file sharing technologies are "the next big thing", it saw the need to offer security for them for businesses.

He said: “Our technology can support any application, any email application and now file sharing solutions. Now these can be under your full control, as cloud providers are not providing the control that you need, we believe that users want to use services such as Dropbox, so we offer security via a cloud gateway so it is very easy to deploy. We don't decipher what is on it, we just secure it.”

Whitney Bouck, enterprise general manager at Box, said: “As the enterprise choice for content collaboration in the cloud, we have always taken our customers' security and compliance concerns seriously. This integration with CipherCloud extends additional information protection controls to customers while preserving the usability and functionality that sets Box apart from other cloud content providers.”

CipherCloud has also deployed data loss prevention (DLP) capabilities within its open platform to allow users to use their existing DLP solutions in cloud-based applications.

Kothari said: “CipherCloud is delivering a game-changing open platform to provide protection for information before it ever leaves the organisation. This approach enables organisations to effectively solve multiple security issues – including data privacy, residency, security and compliance – through a single gateway, by bringing a previously unavailable level of security to cloud applications.”

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