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CREDANT Announces Data Protection for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

CREDANT Technologies, the trusted experts in data protection, today announced immediate availability of encryption software for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) cloud infrastructures. Protecting sensitive information in this important aspect of many organizations’ cloud strategy, CREDANT’s solution provides a robust security platform for enterprises concerned about data loss. The CREDANT solution gives organizations the ability to more safely realize the financial benefits of VDI while maintaining a vigorous security profile.   

VDI is being used to simplify desktop management, reduce costs for desktop hardware and centralize management of applications and users, providing an essential element of cloud strategy. The challenge comes when data moves from traditional encrypted desktops onto unencrypted platforms (persistent desktops, mobile devices or both) – potentially exposing significant quantities of data. CREDANT’s VDI data protection solution encrypts and secures information wherever it is stored. CREDANT’s VDI solution is able to protect:

  • Persistent virtual desktops for data on the device and for removable media
  • Non-persistent virtual desktops for removable media

“Enterprise adoption of virtualization and cloud computing models, along with widespread connection of personal devices to corporate networks, has greatly increased the awareness of the risks associated with sensitive data,” said Derek Brink, vice president and research fellow for IT Security, Aberdeen Group. “Companies are just now coming to terms with these trends, and are actively looking for solutions that protect sensitive information – wherever it is – at enterprise scale and reasonable cost.”

Enterprises see direct benefits from VDI but worry about data security. CREDANT’s VDI solution is easy to use, installing seamlessly with minimal impact to users or IT processes. Using policy-based encryption, CREDANT protects sensitive and valuable information including healthcare records, financial transactions and intellectual property, helping eliminate the risk of a damaging data breach. Other advantages include transparent authentication of users between sessions, reducing user interaction and calls to the IT help desk, and built-in auditing and compliance reporting, expediting HIPAA, PCI and SOX required documentation.

“All of CREDANT’s offerings support the premise that sensitive data must be kept secure whether it sits on a desktop, removable media or a mobile device; in the datacenter or in the cloud,” said Bob Heard, CEO and co-founder of CREDANT Technologies. “With this solution, CREDANT offers customers reliable data protection as they adopt cloud computing.”

To learn more about CREDANT’s VDI solution and data security in the cloud, please visit:

Published Tuesday, June 28, 2011 5:48 PM by David Marshall
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