REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Oct. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Imperva, Inc. (NYSE:IMPV), committed to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, today announced its first cloud point of presence (POP) using Amazon Web Services dedicated to storing Imperva Skyfence customers’ cloud application data within the European Union (EU). Located in Frankfurt, Germany, the operations center will allow Imperva Skyfence customers, doing business in Europe, to address compliance requirements, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
This European-based Imperva Skyfence cloud POP aids worldwide customers who conduct business in Europe to adhere to the EU’s regulations regarding regional data storage in the context of their enterprise cloud data and applications. With the increasing emphasis on individual data privacy and the adoption of the GDPR, many Imperva customers are requiring their EU data be stored within the EU.
“Our customers are leveraging cloud apps to transact digital business and to deliver enhanced user experiences for their clients, many of whom do business in Europe,” said Meg Bear, senior vice president, cloud services at Imperva. “The new Imperva Skyfence cloud POP is a significant step toward helping them to meet requirements under current EU data privacy regulations and future GDPR mandates for data residing in cloud apps.”
The Imperva Skyfence Cloud Gateway is a cloud access security broker (CASB) that provides visibility and control over sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud apps to enable their safe and productive use. To help customers meet compliance with regulations including the GDPR, Imperva Skyfence offers detailed visibility into the locations where the cloud service provider stores an organization’s data. This is important since cloud providers may store data in a different country from where the data was uploaded. Imperva Skyfence also enables organizations to restrict access to cloud files from endpoint locations that would run afoul of the GDPR. In addition, Imperva Skyfence provides the reporting necessary to show adherence to regulatory requirements.
The GDPR is the new regulation on data protection for the EU that will be fully implemented in 2018. It aims to unify the various data protection laws in the EU, while at the same time, simplifying the regulatory environment for companies doing business in Europe. The GDPR provides guidance on how personal data can be processed and shared as well as the financial penalties for non-compliance.
To learn more about how the Imperva Skyfence solution enables visibility and control over cloud apps for enhanced security, visit https://www.imperva.com/Products/Skyfence.
Imperva® (NYSE:IMPV) is a leading provider of cyber security solutions that protect business-critical data and applications. The company’s SecureSphere, CounterBreach, Incapsula and Skyfence product lines enable organizations to discover assets and risks, protect information wherever it lives – in the cloud and on-premises – and comply with regulations. The Imperva Defense Center, a research team comprised of some of the world’s leading experts in data and application security, continually enhances Imperva products with up-to-the-minute threat intelligence, and publishes reports that provide insight and guidance on the latest threats and how to mitigate them. Imperva is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California. Learn more: www.imperva.com, our blog, on Twitter.
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