SOURCE: GuardTime

GuardTime

February 14, 2011 09:30 ET

GuardTime and ftopia Deliver First Provably Secure Cloud Collaboration Service

Business Teams Can Securely Store and Share Files With Proof That Their Data Remains Intact

SINGAPORE--(Marketwire - February 14, 2011) - GuardTime, creator of the patented Keyless Signature technology used to validate the world's data, and ftopia, a global provider of cloud-based data collaboration and storage services, today announced a partnership that enables businesses to securely share their files without relying on trust as a means to validate the integrity of their data.

GuardTime's Keyless Signature technology provides proof of signing authority, time of the signature, and lifelong integrity for data stored in the cloud or in transit between business collaborators. The signature never expires and its verification is based solely on mathematics, eliminating the need for secrets or keys and the unwieldy management associated with traditional PKI technologies that fail in the cloud.

With GuardTime's Keyless Signatures technology integrated within ftopia's secure rooms, businesses will be able to:

  • Securely store their data online with undeniable proof of integrity, eliminating the need to rely on trust
  • Safely share and synchronize their content with other people, providing evidence that the content has not been changed since it was last shared
  • Convert their data stored in the cloud into safe, tamper-evident data archives

"Organizations are often leery of storing their data in the cloud or sharing their data with other people. However, with the GuardTime-enabled ftopia secure rooms, we eliminate the need for businesses to blindly trust the integrity of their content by delivering proof that no content changes have been made since the files were uploaded," said Philippe Honigman, Founder and CEO of ftopia. "Integrating GuardTime's Keyless Signature technology into the ftopia service fulfills the otherwise unanswered need of provable security for businesses interested in using cloud-based services for storage and collaboration."

"The integration of our unique Keyless Signature technology within the ftopia collaboration and storage service answers the most pressing question facing the cloud computing industry -- how can businesses trust their data in the cloud," said Mike Gault, CEO of GuardTime. "The answer is they don't have to, as cloud service providers such as ftopia can now provide proof of data integrity for the content stored within any GuardTime-enabled secure storage location. Furthermore, with the GuardTime Keyless Signature by its side, the proof of integrity follows the data wherever it goes, even when shared outside an ftopia secure room."

The GuardTime-enabled secure storage and collaboration service is available immediately as an add-on to any of the paid Standard or Enterprise plans offered by ftopia. Contact ftopia at www.ftopia.com/about-us/contact-us/ for more information about using their secure rooms for storage and collaboration.

About ftopia
ftopia is a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering that harnesses cloud computing to deliver innovative, scalable, secure, and cost-efficient collaborative solutions to businesses and professionals around the world. Operating along the philosophy that managing content should not be a complicated or time-consuming chore, ftopia provides a simple means for even the least computer-savvy users to instantly and securely share information with their teammates, customers, and partners -- no matter where they are or what network endpoint they use. For more information, visit: http://www.ftopia.com.

About GuardTime
A Red Herring Global 100 Winner, GuardTime was founded in 2006 by cryptography experts Dr. Märt Saarepera and Dr. Ahto Buldas along with Internet visionary Joi Ito. GuardTime provides a completely-available service and infinitely-scalable Keyless Signatures™ engine designed to deliver authenticity and integrity for the data that the world relies upon: as it sits on disk, moves across the network, and is used in the cloud. Visit http://www.guardtime.com/ftopia for more information about using Keyless Signatures for data.

Contact Information

  • ftopia PR Contact
    EMEA
    Lola Sliwinski
    ftopia
    Email: Email Contact
    Phone: +33 805 620 122

    USA
    Alli Dover
    ftopia
    Email: Email Contact
    Phone: +1 888 414 8768

    GuardTime PR Contact
    Victor Cruz
    MediaPR
    Email: Email Contact
    Phone: +1 401 349 3369