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HighCloud Security Launches Version 2.0 of Cloud Encryption Software

Cloud Encryption and Key Management Solution Encrypts Data Across Private, Hybrid and Public Cloud Environments

HighCloud Security, a provider of cloud encryption and key management software, today released version 2.0 of its cloud encryption and key management software for virtual machines (VMs).

Version 2.0 brings a cloud encryption solution that enables enterprises and cloud service providers to protect data in private, hybrid and public cloud environments by securing selected virtual disks and other files within the VM using NIST-approved AES 128 and 256-bit encryption.

As the foundation of cloud infrastructures, virtualization introduces new security and compliance challenges, the company explained. The nature of virtualization results in data being co-mingled in hardware, they added, something that gives cloud administrators much broader access, and backups and snapshots can leave sensitive data vulnerable.

HighCloud Security 2.0 Diagram

For organizations that want to encrypt applications and data in public cloud environments, they can install the Data Security Module into the OS of their virtual machine or server, which will secure data regardless of where the VM resides, according to product documentation.

“With HighCloud Security, enterprises and cloud service providers can significantly reduce attack vectors mitigating data privacy risks, ensuring compliance with data privacy mandates like HIPAA/HITECH and PCI DSS, and enabling a secure move to the cloud,” the company said in a statement.

"It is HighCloud Security's vision to de-mystify encryption, making it drop-dead easy to deploy and manage across all cloud infrastructures," said Bill Hackenberger, CEO of Mountain View, California-based HighCloud Security.

HighCloud Security 2.0 is available immediately, and can be deployed through both freemium and free trial programs.

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.