Porticor claims to hold key to cloud security

By Paula Rooney | February 15, 2012

Summary: Israeli startup Porticor claims that its Virtual Private Data (VPD) system addresses encryption and key management for public, private and hybid clouds.

One Tel Aviv, Israel startup launched today and unveiled what it says is a comprehensive cloud security solution.Porticor, which is backed by Red Hat and Amazon AWS, claims to have the only cloud-based data encryption security solution combined with robust and patented key management software to protect data in public, private and hybrid clouds. It is dubbed a virtual private data system.It is funded by Glilot Capitol, one of whose general partners, Gordon England, was former US Deputy Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Navy.The company –which was founded in 2010 but came out of stealth mode today — plans to open US office in 2012. Its Virtual Private Data (VPD) platform is said to protect keys as well as data across the cloud. It is said to comply with leading security standards including SOX, SOC2, HIPAA, PCI DSS, GLBA

In that way, “enterprises can leverage Porticor’s patent pending homomorphic split-key encryption technology to ensure privacy of data stored in the cloud … and [provide] security across virtual disks, databases, distributed storage and file systems.”

The VPD is available today in several editions. Pricing begins at $27.50 per month per Porticor virtual appliance.