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. (continued...)