SOURCE: CipherCloud


April 09, 2012 11:13 ET

CipherCloud Gateway for Cloud Data Protection Awarded FIPS 197 Security Certification

The CipherCloud Cloud Data Protection Solution Is the Industry's First and Only Solution Certified as Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 197 Compliant by NIST

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 9, 2012) - CipherCloud, a leading provider of encryption gateways for cloud data protection, today announced that its implementation of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption algorithm has been certified as U.S. FIPS PUB 197 (FIPS 197), validation number 1976. CipherCloud's AES encryption algorithm implementation is now officially recognized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for meeting its highest standards for encryption.

Instituted as a federal government standard in 2002, AES is the security benchmark for the encryption of electronic data and a mandatory requirement for many federal and global agencies. AES is the first publicly accessible and open cipher approved by the National Security Agency (NSA) for top secret information.

"CipherCloud is the only company that offers format and operations preserving encryption solutions for cloud services, like, that have received the FIPS 197 accreditation," said Varun Badhwar, vice president of product strategy at CipherCloud. "Reaching this certification achievement speaks to our mission to provide the industry's most secure encryption solutions for our customers who are concerned about security, privacy, and compliance of their sensitive data in the cloud. We believe this certification presents new opportunities for CipherCloud to serve enterprises and government organizations that require greater assurance to protect their sensitive data."

"The FIPS 197 certification demonstrates CipherCloud's commitment to providing security that meets the highest government standards," said Shahed Latif, Partner, KPMG Advisory, and co-author of Cloud Security & Privacy. "As a result, CipherCloud can offer its customers the additional peace of mind of knowing that the company's AES offering have been tested by an accredited third-party, as well as validated by NIST."

CipherCloud's award-winning technology, CipherCloud Gateway, provides a single gateway as a platform to secure sensitive customer data across multiple public and private cloud applications, such as Salesforce, Chatter and Amazon Web Services, without impacting functionality or performance. The solution uses comprehensive security controls including strong encryption, tokenization, activity monitoring, and malware detection to address organizations' data privacy, residency, security, and compliance concerns, and to accelerate cloud adoption.

About CipherCloud
CipherCloud provides a unified cloud encryption gateway with award-winning technology to encrypt sensitive data in real time before it's sent to the cloud. CipherCloud protects enterprise data using format and operations-preserving encryption and tokenization in any private or public cloud environment without impacting functionality, usability, or performance. CipherCloud eliminates data privacy, data residency, security, and regulatory compliance concerns, and accelerates cloud adoption. CipherCloud has been recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in Cloud Security in 2011. Visit CipherCloud at

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