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Trustability and Encryption using Split Key

Startup Porticor launches with encryption technology for cloud computing

One important challenge in cloud computing is about trustability of application of encryption. Porticor, an Israel based start-up, has come out with a technology to encrypt data that rest on cloud based computing centers, using a distinct method called split key.

The service of encryption and decryption of data will not be allowed by this methodology unless both the keys are available together. The enterprise customer holds the “master key” in such a manner that the service provider cannot see it.

The encryption methodology adopted is AES 256 with a maximum key length of 2048 bits. The price ranges from $27.50 to$411 per month, based on the volume. The technology includes a Virtual Appliance and an agent software.

Sales to Amazon customers have started since it works with Amazon Web Services. While discussions are underway for closer technology integration with Amazon, testing with Openstack and Microsoft platforms are in progress.

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Gilad Parann-Nissany, Founder and CEO at Porticor is a pioneer of Cloud Computing. He has built SaaS Clouds for medium and small enterprises at SAP (CTO Small Business); contributing to several SAP products and reaching more than 8 million users. Recently he has created a consumer Cloud at - a cloud operating system that delighted hundreds of thousands of users while providing browser-based and mobile access to data, people and a variety of cloud-based applications. He is now CEO of Porticor, a leader in Virtual Privacy and Cloud Security.

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