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July 07, 2009

Unisys Unveils Secure Cloud Service


By SIP Trunking Report Contributor



Saying it can offer companies greater confidence in maintaining the integrity of critical information, Unisys has launched a cloud service that’s protected by a double-encryption scheme that has earned high government security ratings.

 
As data moves in and out of the Unisys cloud, Unisys Stealth service encrypts data with the help of a double encryption technique. The data is encrypted using 256K AES encryption where an encryption key will be generated for each session. So, the only thing that’s left unencrypted is the header information needed to route the packets.
 
With the Unisys cloud computing strategy, clients can choose the type of data center computing services that best meet their business objectives. They can also make use of Unisys Secure Cloud Solution and Cloud Transformation Services; two new offerings announced by Unisys on this occasion. 
 
“Our clients tell us that they see great value in moving enterprise applications and data to the cloud. However, they have lacked the comprehensive security to make them confident in doing so. Security is in Unisys DNA, data center transformation and application modernization are our heritage, and outsourcing services tailored to the client’s specific business needs are our forté,” said Rich Marcello, president, Unisys Systems and Technology.
 
Unisys Secure Cloud Solution provides complete data security for multi-tenant environments. Cloud Transformation Services is a portfolio of advisory and implementation services that help clients assess potential cloud computing options. It also has the capacity to decide which option best suits their needs or financial objectives. On a whole, Unisys Secure Cloud Solution provides a global platform for delivering a full range of highly secure, managed IT infrastructure and application services available “as a service” through the cloud.
 
Recently, the company teamed up with NEC and completed development of the first generation of a common platform for both companies’ enterprise servers. This common platform is the result of an alliance agreement signed in 2006. The main aim of the alliance is to provide systems that leverage both companies’ expertise in enterprise server products and enable them to reduce research and development costs.
 

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Edited by Michael Dinan