US-based cloud security startup wins UK government contract
CipherCloud, the US-based company that believes it has the answer for cloud security issues, has landed in the UK and is already working with a central government department.
The company, which launched its first product in May 2011, would not say which department it had scored a contract with, but told TechWeekEurope it was helping secure a Salesforce.com deployment. Salesforce is one of CipherCloud’s key strategical partners.
There are concerns around the fact that Salesforce.com still does not own a data centre in the UK or Europe, despite its plans to build one. CipherCloud appears to have eased such worries at the government department it is working with.
CipherCloud’s product is a gateway, which lets IT teams choose what cloud-destined data, on a per-word basis, is protected with AES 256-bit encryption. It’s an agnostic service, meaning it doesn’t matter what Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application is being used, the encryption will work across all of them, according to CEO of the company Pravin Kothari.
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