SAAS Package Combines CDP with Data Security, Risk Management

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2008-03-13 Print this article Print

Datacastle's software-as-a-service offering for midmarket businesses pairs continuous data protection with data security and vulnerability mitigation features.

IRVINE, Calif. -Data protection service provider Datacastle March 12 announced the availability of what it claims to be the first software-as-a-service package for midmarket businesses that combine continuous data protection with data security and vulnerability mitigation features.

The 3-year-old Seattle-based company, which sells its software through ISPs, made the announcement here at the Data Protection Summit.

Datacastle is the only company with state-of-the-art 256-bit, random-generated key encryption technology that ensures compliance and privacy by encrypting both the data files as well as the metadata and file hierarchy, spokesperson Lori Marshall told eWEEK.

Other data protection services do not encrypt file and folder hierarchy and metadata, allowing insight to the information being protected and therefore violating data privacy regulations, Marshall said.

Datacastle is the only service with patent-pending master encryption key escrow system that ensures that the key is encrypted multiple times and not stored in the clear for service providers or hackers to access, Marshall said.

Service providers cannot be held liable for data stored in their environments, because they cannot access that data unless the user agrees, Marshall added.

Read the full story on eWEEK Midmarket.

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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