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Porticor claims to hold key to cloud security

By  | February 15, 2012

Summary: Israeli startup Porticor claims that its Virtual Private Data (VPD) system addresses encryption and key management for public, private and hybid clouds.

One Tel Aviv, Israel startup launched today and unveiled what it says is a comprehensive cloud security solution.Porticor, which is backed by Red Hat and Amazon AWS, claims to have the only cloud-based data encryption security solution combined with robust and patented key management software to protect data in public, private and hybrid clouds. It is dubbed a virtual private data system.It is funded by Glilot Capitol, one of whose general partners, Gordon England, was former US Deputy Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Navy.The company –which was founded in 2010 but came out of stealth mode today — plans to open US office in 2012. Its Virtual Private Data (VPD) platform is said to protect keys as well as data across the cloud. It is said to comply with leading security standards including SOX, SOC2, HIPAA, PCI DSS, GLBA

In that way, “enterprises can leverage Porticor’s patent pending homomorphic split-key encryption technology to ensure privacy of data stored in the cloud … and [provide] security across virtual disks, databases, distributed storage and file systems.”

The VPD is available today in several editions. Pricing begins at $27.50 per month per Porticor virtual appliance.

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Gilad Parann-Nissany, Founder and CEO at Porticor is a pioneer of Cloud Computing. He has built SaaS Clouds for medium and small enterprises at SAP (CTO Small Business); contributing to several SAP products and reaching more than 8 million users. Recently he has created a consumer Cloud at G.ho.st - a cloud operating system that delighted hundreds of thousands of users while providing browser-based and mobile access to data, people and a variety of cloud-based applications. He is now CEO of Porticor, a leader in Virtual Privacy and Cloud Security.