Submitted by virtustreamadmin on Mon, 07/16/2012 - 19:00
San Francisco, CA - Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - Virtustream, Inc., the leading cloud solutions provider, and SafeNet, Inc., a global leader in data protection, today announced that they have entered into an agreement that will incorporate SafeNet’s market-leading authentication solutions into Virtustream’s enterprise cloud platform, xStream.
The rapid growth and evolution of the cloud market is generating new vulnerabilities, and evolving business requirements are calling for strong authentication for enterprise cloud solutions. The incorporation of SafeNet Authentication Manager into xStream brings secure cloud access from tablets and mobile devices via two-factor identity authentication. The new capability provides hybrid identity cloud model capability and centrally-managed authentication services, which extends the foundation for enterprise-level authentication, authorization, and auditing on the xStream platform.
“Enterprises looking to deploy the cloud want both enterprise-grade performance and security, while still benefiting from the scalability and economics of multi-tenant virtualization technology,” said Dr. Shaw Chuang, Executive Vice President of Engineering, Virtustream. “Incorporating SafeNet’s authentication platform brings another best-of-breed offering to our platform and lays the foundation for further extensive security capabilities.”
“We’re excited to have Virtustream leverage our data protection solutions to the xStream enterprise cloud,” said Chen Arbel, Director, Business Development at SafeNet. “SafeNet’s Authentication Manager enables customers such as Virtustream to easily extend their security infrastructure to keep pace with new and emerging issues, ensuring that data remains protected, whether it is in the enterprise or in the public or private cloud.”
Virtustream is also a member of the SafeNet System Integrators and Alliance Partners, through which the two companies will work together to offer their integrated solutions to meet the growing cloud and security challenges of enterprises worldwide.
xStream is the industry's first cloud solution to use Virtustream µVM™ (Micro-VM) technology to provide efficiency that extends significantly beyond traditional virtualization, and enables a truly consumption-based pricing model. The xStream platform supports complex enterprise IT systems, providing companies with a robust, secure cloud environment built from the ground up for enterprise applications. The Virtustream cloud platform enables customers to move both legacy and Web-scale applications to the cloud so that they may benefit from compelling cloud economics by offering industry-leading application-level SLAs in a highly secure cloud with built-in data protection and disaster recovery.
Founded in 1983, SafeNet, Inc. is one of the largest information security companies in the world, and is trusted to protect the most sensitive data for market-leading organizations around the globe. SafeNet’s data-centric approach focuses on the protection of high-value information throughout its lifecycle, from the data center to the cloud. More than 25,000 customers across commercial enterprises and government agencies trust SafeNet to protect and control access to sensitive data, manage risk, ensure compliance, and secure virtual and cloud environments.
Virtustream is a leading cloud innovator offering enterprise-class cloud solutions for enterprises, governments, and service providers. Virtustream simplifies moving complex IT to the cloud—whether private, public, or hybrid—while delivering the full economic and business benefits of the cloud.
Virtustream offers xStream, a secure, high-performance cloud solution, providing high availability, highly secure enterprise-class clouds, with application level SLAs. xStream is available as a software solution for existing data centers/clouds and as a managed service delivered from Virtustream's virtual private cloud. Virtustream also offers comprehensive professional services to assist customers in the design, migration, and management of private and public clouds.
Virtustream offers xStream worldwide, owns and operates data centers in the U.S. and EMEA, operates an international Cloud Exchange, and has offices in New York, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Atlanta, London, Toronto, and Dublin, with partners in Asia and China.