SAN JOSE, April 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CipherCloud, the leader in cloud information protection, has been named the 2013 SC Awards winner for Information Security Product of the Year as a result of its outstanding information security leadership and solutions for organizations adopting cloud applications.
CipherCloud was recognized in the Information Security Product category, which acknowledges companies with superior security products that enable organizations to tackle their most pressing information-technology (IT) challenges. CipherCloud was chosen for its game-changing cloud information platform that is enabling enterprise organizations to rapidly adopt cloud applications by overcoming data privacy, residency, security, and regulatory compliance risks, which have been the primary hurdles to cloud adoption.
"It is simply fantastic to be selected as the Information Security Product of the Year by a committee of top industry professionals. Fully meeting security and compliance requirements in the cloud is a key inhibitor preventing organizations from adopting cloud applications, and we have solved this in a game-changing way," said Pravin Kothari, founder and CEO of CipherCloud. "This prestigious award highlights our leadership in cloud information protection and positions us as the premier choice for organizations adopting the cloud."
The SC Magazine Awards Europe 2013 winners were chosen by a panel of esteemed security professionals handpicked by SC Magazine UK for their breadth of knowledge and experience in information security. In awarding CipherCloud as the Information Security Product of the Year, judges praised CipherCloud's offering as "a truly innovative product, enabling cloud adoption by even the most risk-averse organization" and as "an excellent product offering, a neat solution to a genuine business concern."
Fueled by the high demand for cloud information protection, CipherCloud has rapidly grown its customer base, protecting more than 1.2 million users and more than 100 million customer records, with customers across 12 countries and 10 industries. Organizations include top firms in banking, insurance, healthcare and technology, as well as government agencies.
CipherCloud delivers a single point of access to all cloud applications comprising a robust suite of detection, protection, compliance, and monitoring capabilities:
-- Enterprise Grade Encryption - Operations-preserving encryption that protects sensitive information before it is sent to the cloud
-- Cloud Data Loss Prevention - Custom DLP policies that scan, detect, and take action to protect sensitive information in any field or document, providing an additional level of security and control
-- Cloud Malware Detection - Information exchanges including external and internal user uploaded attachments in cloud applications are screened in real time for virus, malware and other embedded threats
-- Cloud Data Discovery - delivers full granular visibility into all information that an organization's users are sharing across all of their cloud applications
-- Activity Monitoring - Easy to read and insightful dashboards report on all user activities to monitor out-of-compliance and potentially malicious activity
The CipherCloud platform provides universal support for commercially available enterprise cloud applications for CRM, collaboration, and email, which include Salesforce.com, Chatter, Force.com, Microsoft Office 365, Google Gmail, Box and tailored solutions through CipherCloud's Connect AnyApp.
CipherCloud, the leader in cloud information protection, enables organizations to securely adopt cloud applications by overcoming data privacy, residency, security, and regulatory compliance risks. CipherCloud delivers an open platform with comprehensive security controls including encryption, tokenization, data loss prevention, malware detection, and activity monitoring. CipherCloud's ground breaking technology protects sensitive information in real time, before it is sent to the cloud, while preserving application usability and functionality.
The CipherCloud product portfolio protects popular cloud applications out-of-the-box such as Salesforce, Force.com, Chatter, Box, Google Gmail, Microsoft Office 365, and Amazon Web Services. Additionally, CipherCloud Connect AnyApp and Database Gateway enable organizations to extend data protection to hundreds of third-party cloud and private cloud applications and databases.
CipherCloud, named as SC Magazine's 2013 Excellence Award Winner for Best Emerging Technology and a Gartner Cool Vendor, is backed by premier venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, and T-Venture, the venture capital arm of Deutsche Telekom. For more information, visit www.ciphercloud.com and follow us on Twitter @ciphercloud.