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Wednesday, 03 June 2015 00:21

CipherCloud updates tokenisation for cloud data protection

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The latest enhancement to the CipherCloud platform enables cloud compliance in keeping with EU data sovereignty requirements 

CipherCloud has launched what it describes as ‘Next Generation Tokenisation’ to add to the company’s suite of cloud data protection technologies. 

Regarded as one of the strongest forms of data protection, tokenization protects data by substituting the data with a random “token” that bears no mathematical relationship to the original data and is used in critical security environments worldwide. The offering, an integral part of the CipherCloud platform, combines strong data protection with natural language search. In addition, CipherCloud claims to become the first Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) to offer multi-cloud tokenisation for Salesforce, ServiceNow, Docusign, Marketo, Good Technology and integrations with other applications.

In the context of cloud computing, tokenisation allows enterprises to retain the original data on premises while sending the tokenised forms into the cloud. Because the clear text data never leaves the company, tokenisation complies with some of the most stringent EU privacy laws, including Germany and Luxembourg, that prohibit certain types of sensitive personal information from leaving national boundaries. Tokenisation is also often used for PCI compliance and meets Requirement 3 of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). 

“We’re unveiling Next Generation Tokenisation for Cloud Data Protection at Europe’s biggest security conference because the product is tailor made for the EU’s increasingly tougher regulatory environment for the cloud,” said Pravin Kothari, founder and CEO of CipherCloud. “Given the harsher financial fines of the Privacy Regulation, the consumption of multiple cloud applications by the enterprise requires security and compliance to be in lock step with business. We are giving enterprises a coherent strategy and the innovative technologies they need to navigate the privacy and residency regulations required for conducting business across the globe.”

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