Data security and encryption services provider Vaultive announced support for persistent encryption of data stored and processed by enterprise cloud applications including Box Enterprise, Yammer, SharePoint Online, SkyDrive Pro, SAP SuccessFactors, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online.
Vaultive’s gateway integrates a set of extensible configuration options to deliver support for additional software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications such as SAP SuccessFactors, as well as cloud-based platforms such as SharePoint Online.
The company’s platform enables customers to take advantage of the flexibility of cloud-based services, while ensuring that only authorized users can gain access to cloud data. This is achieved through persistent encryption of data-in-use and by ensuring direct control of the encryption keys to its customers.
“Revelations on surveillance and data mining programs like the NSA’s Prism have highlighted the risks that companies must come to terms with when their data is stored and processed in the cloud,” Elad Yoran, chairman and CEO of Vaultive, said in a statement. “Whether it’s access to corporate data by the NSA or equivalent national security agencies outside of the U.S. and other U.S. federal agencies, or compliance with regulations that mandate data protection, businesses remain responsible for maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of their data.”
With Vaultive’s platform, any breach or disclosure at the cloud service provider will yield only encrypted, unintelligible gibberish. Any requests for data will then have to be redirected to the data owner who holds the encryption keys.
The company also unveiled more extensive support for the Microsoft Office 365 Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and eDiscovery features released as part of the Wave 15 update, as well as administrative automation capabilities designed to streamline management.
Vaultive automates the provisioning and de-provisioning of changes to encrypted user groups, which is designed to reduce the administrative overhead and ensure consistent security and IT management operations. In addition, administrative change processes can be synchronized to the Vaultive gateway.
“The shifting data residency landscape also poses a challenge for global businesses looking to leverage the benefits of cloud-based services,” Yoran said. “By extending encryption-in-use capabilities to major cloud applications like Box and Yammer and ensuring the data owner retains the encryption keys, we’re empowering customers to maintain complete ownership and control of their data and comply with applicable laws.”
A February report from IT research firm Gartner covering enterprise file synchronization and sharing said given the IT organization’s responsibility to protect the enterprise’s information assets, file sharing and transfers to uncontrolled locations represent a great and growing threat, and noted many of today’s offerings do not fully meet enterprise control needs for security, compliance and management.