CloudLock, the only company that delivers enterprise-grade cloud data security solutions for organizations using Google Apps, today announced several key additions to the CloudLock Security Suite as part of a continued commitment to helping enterprises extend their data security to the cloud. With these solutions, companies can take advantage of market trends, including the consumerization of IT, and new collaboration tools like Google+ without sacrificing security, compliance, regulatory, audit or governance requirements.
CloudLock's latest developments include:
-- CloudLock Security for Google+ - Gives organizations the ability to understand how employees are using Google's newest social media service. With CloudLock for Google+, enterprises that traditionally may not have been able to leverage social networks for legal and security reasons will now be able to take advantage of a social collaboration tool that will comply with usage policies.
-- CloudLock Security Policy Engine - Provides companies with the framework necessary to define and automate data security policies to ensure that collaboration practices are monitored and remain compliant. With the addition of content-aware policies, customers will now be able to set policies to alert and take action on content that is in violation of regulations, contains personally identifiable information, IP, objectionable content, or breaks internal governance practices.
-- Safe Harbor Compliance - CloudLock customers include Fortune 1000 companies with worldwide operations as well as large EU-based corporations. The safe harbor certification provides a number of important benefits to U.S. and EU firms. Namely, predictability and continuity of security and data privacy requirements for U.S. and EU companies that are sending and receiving personal information from Europe.
-- g-Cloud Acceptance - CloudLock continues to demonstrate its commitment to help with cloud adoption for enterprises and highly regulated organizations and recently has been accepted into the UK g-Cloud framework. g-Cloud is the UK public sector's national procurement portal. It provides savings for Government and the UK public sector as a whole, and specifically to deliver centralized procurement of common goods and services for Central Government Departments. CloudLock can be found in the software-as-a-service lot.
"Organizations are constantly faced with the challenge of balancing the need for business agility with the requirements of security and regulatory compliance. Moving data to the cloud has clear cost savings, collaboration, and access benefits, and with our continued investment in our content-aware cloud security suite, customers are able to achieve far greater security for their data in Google Apps than with their on-premise data," said Gil Zimmermann, CEO and Co-Founder of CloudLock.
A recent CloudLock analysis of anonymous customer data showed that enterprises using Google Apps see a 4x growth rate in the number of Google Docs and Sites, while mid-sized companies experience a 10X growth per year [see infographic]. This explosive growth in data created in the cloud and its security implications have garnered the attention and research of leading analysts.
"When you combine the growth of public cloud services with another trend Gartner has identified (consumerization), security challenges are multiplied," said John Pescatore, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner Research. "An increasingly common scenario will be high-value employees accessing critical business and customer information stored in the cloud from employee-owned PCs or smartphones. Gartner believes that delivering security as a cloud-based service will be a key component of how many enterprises will enable this scenario, while achieving a balance of security and manageability."
Headquartered in Waltham, Mass., CloudLock helps enterprises extend their data security to the cloud. CloudLock's suite of security applications give businesses the controls and visibility they need to take advantage of the collaboration benefits of Google Apps without sacrificing security. The largest Google Apps customers in the world trust CloudLock to secure their data. For more information about the company or reseller opportunities call (781) 996-4332 or visit http://www.cloudlock.com .