Rackspace joins Vormetric Cloud Partner Program

Summary:Rackspace plans to utilize encryption and key management services from Vormetric's Transparent Encryption solution.

Web-hosting company Rackspace is joining the Vormetric Cloud Partner Program, with plans to utilize encryption and key management services from Vormetric's Transparent Encryption solution.

More specifically, Rackspace customers will be able to secure data-at-rest environments within Rackspace's managed cloud. That extra level of security is needed for Rackspace customers with heavy compliance requirements, such as government or healthcare organizations.  

Rackspace customers will also enjoy a boost in encryption speed within their managed cloud environments. The Vormetric Transparent Encryption tool touts a high speed, hardware-based encryption method using Intel AES-NI and Secure Key technologies.

Vormetric's VP of cloud C.J. Radford reiterated the security benefit the collaboration brings to Rackspace’s managed cloud:

"Given that security is the No. 1 concern of enterprises looking to embrace cloud and hosting solutions, Vormetric gives Rackspace's customers the ability to use Vormetric's Transparent Encryption solution within Rackspace environments. By using Vormetric Transparent Encryption, Rackspace customers can seamlessly protect data with encryption and access controls, keep control of encryption keys within the enterprise, and gather the security intelligence that can identify when an attack is in progress."


Topics: Cloud, Data Management


Natalie Gagliordi is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Louisville, Kentucky, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously worked as the editor of Kiosk Marketplace, an online B2B trade publication that focused on interactive self-service technology, while also contributing to additional websites that covered retail tec... Full Bio

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