HyTrust has acquired cloud encryption and key management vendor HighCloud Security to add cloud-optimised data security and privacy to administrative visibility and control.
According to the companies, the combined offering will enable ‘cloaked’ private, hybrid and public clouds and helps address three of the primary security concerns in cloud environments: control; visibility; and data security and privacy.
Eric Chiu, president and founder of HyTrust, said: “HyTrust represents the control point for cloud management, providing automated policy-based security for private cloud environments that can enable both trusted hybrid clouds and ‘cloaked’ public clouds. HighCloud encryption, meanwhile, can be deployed in private, hybrid and public clouds, ensuring data security and privacy as organisations migrate between these environments.”
“The service also enables a unique level of ‘walk-way’ freedom by making it possible to securely change cloud providers or decommission from the cloud without having to worry about data being left behind.”
Bill Hackenberger, co-founder, president and CEO of HighCloud Security, said: “HighCloud and HyTrust have had many ties over the years and solve complementary problems for customers. Together, HyTrust and HighCloud give enterprises unprecedented ability to address security, compliance and data privacy requirements for all cloud environments, private, hybrid and public.”