Cloud Solutions

Reduce and Secure Data, Shrinking Transport and Storage Costs, while Providing Security in the Cloud

The PKWARE Cloud Solution is the only offering that reduces and secures data with portability and interoperability across all major operating systems and devices. One solution, not several point products, handles structured and unstructured data for immediate access across your extended enterprise—regardless of varying platforms, applications and formats, in any mix of cloud, virtual, and physical systems.

CLOUD CHALLENGES CLOUD SOLUTIONS

SECURITY RISKS
Clouds present complex security issues and open Pandora’s Box for unintended consequences-critical corporate data, customer information, and intellectual property are at increased risk. Cloud providers do not assume responsibility and the enterprise forfeits control of the security when data is handed over.

DATA CENTRIC SECURITY
PKWARE guarantees protection with persistent file-level security independent of system, application or data format, “at rest” or “in motion”. The PKWARE Cloud Solution renders data unusable to anyone that does not have the key to decrypt it and ensures data integrity even when lost or stolen.

STORAGE EXPENSE
Companies are charged by the amount of data that is put into the cloud; therefore, providers lack motivation to compress that data. Any compression by providers is deemed unreliable since encrypted data cannot be compressed.

REDUCE COSTS
PKWARE reduces the size of data by up to 95% and thus storage costs savings of up to 95%. With a reduction in data size, more data is transmitted without increased bandwidth or the burden and costs associated with additional storage uptake.

TRANSFER VULNERABILITIES
The potential for data breaches is multiplied as data travels to and from the Cloud using various networks especially in highly mobile and distributed workforces.

CLOUD READY
By design, the PKWARE Cloud Solution protects data transfers regardless if the networks in use are cellular, Wi-Fi, public or shared wires. Security procedures can be integrated into the existing workflow for cloud services to prevent against insider threats in the public cloud (i.e., a public cloud administrator has access to data from multiple customers) as well as external threats (i.e., remote hackers and attackers exploiting a web application portal).

 

VM CONTROL
Sensitive data that is transferred to an unprotected VM will be exposed to users with access to the shared server. Any data stored in dormant VMs lacks protection when the operating system is not active or properly patched. VM sprawl wastes resources and creates unmonitored servers that could have access to sensitive data.

VM PROTECTION
PKWARE protects data even when the VM operating system is not active or not properly patched. It is designed for consistent security in any virtual or hybrid environmentwhen cloud providers manage, provision and orchestrate multiple VMs or within a single provider’s cloud. And, to yield transfer and storage cost reductions, PKWARE reduces the data before securing it. Additionally, the PKWARE Solution aggregates many data files within one data container and minimizes the risk of losing an individual file in transit.

NON-COMPLIANCE PENALTIES
Extended enterprises, partner networks and virtual machines are continuously scrutinized for compliance. All sensitive data must be protected with appropriate measures.

ASSURED COMPLIANCE
Persistent file-level security protects your most sensitive information and addresses regulations such as PCI, HIPAA/HITECH Act, EU Privacy Act and FIPS 140-2.