CipherCloud, a provider of cloud encryption technologies, has launched a cloud encryption gateway for Office 365 that transparently encrypts all email, calendar, and contact data stored in Microsoft’s cloud-based Exchange Online and third-party Hosted Exchange services.
The service, CipherCloud for Office 365, puts control into the hands of enterprises, and prevents any third party from having access to company data — including malicious cybercriminals or cloud service providers, even under the cloud provider’s legal disclosure policy. Additionally, the solution helps eliminate the data privacy, residency, security, and regulatory compliance barriers kept some organizations away from the cloud.
Using standards based, strong AES-256 encryption, CipherCloud encrypts data-at-rest, data-in-transit, and data-in-use in real-time, organizations retain control over their encryption keys. Office 365 functionality including search capabilities is not affected.
Benefits of CipherCloud for Office 365 include:
• Remove Data Security, Residency, Privacy, and Compliance Barriers: Cloud encryption secures sensitive data-at-rest stored in Microsoft’s cloud and preserves searching, archival, and e-discovery capabilities.
• Preserve Enterprise Control Over Cloud Data: Secure key management, with keys owned by the enterprise, and standard AES-256 encryption ensure organizations retain control over messaging and collaboration data stored in Microsoft’s cloud.
• Fully Functional Office 365 Features: Users enjoy native functionality like search for email, calendar, and contacts with CipherCloud’s encryption gateway technology.
• Enable BYOD and Mobile Productivity: Transparent encryption through the CipherCloud gateway allows enterprises to provide broad access to Office 365 across Android, BlackBerry, iOS, and Windows Phone devices.
“Data security and privacy concerns are holding back many companies from moving to cloud-based email solutions,” said Lawrence Pingree, research director, Gartner. “For these companies, deploying encryption gateways can alleviate those concerns and eliminate a key roadblock to widespread cloud adoption.”