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HyTrust Makes HyTrust DataControl Available Through AWS Marketplace

HyTrust Inc., the Cloud Security Automation Company, today announced that HyTrust DataControl, a leading public cloud encryption solution, is now available for Amazon Web Services (AWS) through AWS Marketplace as a native Amazon Machine Image (AMI). With the new offering, HyTrust DataControl can be deployed in seconds into existing and new Amazon EC2 instances to encrypt Windows and Linux virtual machines (VMs).

NIST-approved encryption protects VMs and their data from the time they are created, wherever they go, until they are securely decommissioned. HyTrust DataControl also includes secure, policy-based key management that is easy to use, giving customers greater flexibility to secure data across private, hybrid and public clouds.

"Enterprises recognize the need to ensure greater security for the regulated and otherwise sensitive data they have in the cloud," said Eric Chiu, president of HyTrust. "HyTrust DataControl has been a leading encryption solution for organizations that want to secure data in both private and public clouds. With HyTrust DataControl for AWS, it's even easier for customers to add additional data security to their existing AWS instances."

HyTrust DataControl offers numerous advantages:

  • Transparency: Leveraging a simple policy agent that installs into the OS of each virtual machine, HyTrust DataControl encryption is transparent to applications, ensuring data is encrypted as it goes into storage, and decrypted when requested by the application.
  • Mobility: HyTrust DataControl encryption is also truly mobile. Even if a VM is copied for backup or availability, customers can be sure data is secure.
  • Ease of Use: HyTrust DataControl encryption is easy to deploy, and the policy-based key management system is both highly secure and easy to manage.

With HyTrust DataControl now available as a native AMI, corporations can own and manage their own keys in the AWS environment. This is a huge advantage in operating environments where, depending on the industry, regulations such as PCI (for retail) and HIPAA (for healthcare) strictly govern the process by which access to a given organization's sensitive data can be obtained. By owning the keys, enterprises can achieve greater security when moving their workflow to the cloud.

"We know that security is a top priority for our customers and we are pleased that our ecosystem includes the strongest players in enterprise security," said Terry Hanold, Vice President, AWS Platform and Marketplace, Amazon Web Services, Inc. "With HyTrust DataControl now available as an AMI through AWS Marketplace, customers have a simple and trusted way to quickly leverage HyTrust offerings when moving operations to the cloud."

Pricing & Availability
HyTrust DataControl for AWS is available immediately. HyTrust DataControl pricing is designed for simplicity. Subscription-based and ranges from $5,000/year for a 5 VM bundle to $15,000/year for a 25 VM bundle, incorporating redundant, highly-available key management nodes and all encryption policy agents.

Published Tuesday, November 11, 2014 4:23 PM by David Marshall
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