Certes Networks Unveils Virtual Security Appliance for the Cloud
Apr 19, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Certes Networks, a provider of scalable network encryption solutions, has announced the vCEP (virtual Certes Enforcement Point), a scalable network encryption solution for the cloud.
In a release, the Company said that the solution will fill a gap in the market for Enterprises and Government organizations that are looking to move to off-premise cloud environments, but view the lack of security as a blocking issue.
"Encryption is seen as a way to protect critical information as it moves from private clouds to public cloud-based services; however, the need to encrypt network traffic among servers in the cloud to protect it from attacks within the cloud is equally important," said Gartner Analyst Neil MacDonald. "Organizations increasingly realize that in addition to controlling the encryption keys and what is encrypted, they need to authenticate the source of the data and to maintain its integrity as it traverses the shared cloud network."
Certes said that the vCEP is a virtual appliance that allows organizations to protect sensitive network traffic among virtual servers and between clouds without using tunnels. It encrypts network traffic from Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud infrastructures to data centers across the WAN, and from server to server within the cloud.
While the cloud provides a case for cost savings and operational efficiency, the lack of a cloud-compatible security solution has kept IaaS off limits for sensitive and regulated workloads. The Certes Networks vCEP solution promises to open up the benefits of the cloud to all classes of data, allowing companies, the Company noted, to adopt these technologies based on cost and efficiency models without the added complexity of regulatory considerations.
Existing solutions typically use tunnel technologies such as IPSec or SSL/TLS to protect network traffic to the edge of the cloud network, but traffic among servers within the cloud network often remains unprotected. Tunnel-based solutions have limited applicability within cloud networks due to issues with scalability, management and performance.
"Our group encryption and policy and key management technologies, that enable this exciting breakthrough in cloud security, have been proven in over ten years of deployments in Wide Area Network encryption for government agencies, financial organizations, and global enterprises," said Thomas Gill, CEO of Certes Networks. "Certes Networks has leveraged these proven technologies to provide a solution that makes the cloud safe for sensitive workloads. Our customers have identified security as an enabling technology for adoption of cloud based infrastructures and we are proud to be able to provide a solution that can both protect data and enable overall reductions in IT costs."
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