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AFORE Wins "Best of VMworld 2013" Gold Award in the Security/Compliance for Virtualization Category

AFORE's CloudLink® Secure VSA provides data encryption in any cloud

OTTAWA, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - AFORE Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of cloud security and encryption management solutions, today announced that CloudLink® Secure VSA has been named the Gold Winner in the "Security /Compliance for Virtualization" category of the Best of VMworld 2013 awards.

The Best of VMworld 2013 awards winners were selected by an independent team of judges consisting of experts and editors from SearchServerVirtualization.com™ based on innovation, performance, ease of use and manageability, functionality, value, and whether the solution was able to fill a market gap. SearchServerVirtualization.com received over 200 nominees for the contest, which is in its seventh year.

"We're delighted to once again be recognized as a 'Best of VMworld' Gold winner," said Alex Berlin, AFORE's CEO. "Organizations are seeking a solution to securely encrypt and manage their data in the cloud to address both regulatory compliance and cyber threats. This award is further validation of the innovation and tremendous value that CloudLink Secure VSA brings to the market."

AFORE's CloudLink Secure VSA solution enables regulatory compliance (HIPAA, PCI, SOX) by protecting mission-critical data in motion and at rest across public, private and hybrid clouds. CloudLink Secure VSA provides a secure software-defined storage layer between virtual machines and physical storage. CloudLink Secure VSA is a highly scalable software security solution that delivers per-tenant data encryption and enables complete control over security and key management by the enterprise IT administrator or data owner. In addition, CloudLink provides key management via certified integration with RSA® Data Protection Management (DPM) or with Microsoft's Active Directory®.  CloudLink Secure VSA is designed to work in multi-tenant, private, hybrid and public clouds including VMware's vCloud™, Microsoft Azure™, CA's AppLogic® and Amazon® EC2 and VPC environments.

Earlier in the week, AFORE unveiled its CypherX cybersecurity solution for virtual desktops (VDI) and cloud-hosted application platforms. CypherX is the first solution to seamlessly and efficiently secure each individual application and its data, providing the highest levels of granular and persistent data protection, regardless of where the data resides or where it is sent.

About AFORE:
AFORE Solutions is a leader in security and encryption management solutions for the Cloud. AFORE's CloudLink® secure VSA protects mission critical data in motion and at rest while CypherX provides application lockdown and protection against advanced persistent threats (APT).  CloudLink Secure VSA has been certified Vblock Ready ™ by VCE® to run on Vblock™ Infrastructure Platforms.  AFORE Solutions is a member of the EMC® Select partner program. For more information visit: www.aforesolutions.com and follow us on Twitter @aforesolutions.

About SearchServerVirtualization.com:
SearchServerVirtualization.com™ is an enterprise virtualization-focused website providing IT professionals and the community with the latest server virtualization news, articles, tips, and expert advice. Other virtualization information includes webcasts and industry white papers covering all areas of server virtualization, such as virtualization platforms, server hardware, managing virtual environments, virtualization architecture and strategies, application issues, and more.

Its sister site SearchVMware.com™, is dedicated to helping IT organizations evaluate products, services and business strategies that can lead them to successful implementations of virtualization technologies in VMware environments. And sister site SearchVirtualDesktop.com™ is the premier source for information on desktop virtualization, application virtualization, and virtual desktop infrastructure.  

Copyright © 2013 All Rights Reserved. CloudLink is a trademark of AFORE Solutions, Inc. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

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