Petraeus Case Is a Wake Up Call of the Importance of Email and Cloud Encryption in Enterprises and Government Agencies

Petraeus Case Is a Wake Up Call of the Importance of Email and Cloud
Encryption in Enterprises and Government Agencies

San Jose, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The vulnerability of
emails and data stored unencrypted in cloud-based applications is a clear
lesson to be learned, according to cybersecurity experts analyzing the facts
behind investigations that led to the widely reported downfall of CIA Director
David Petraeus.

Key conclusions from the extensive media reporting are that companies and
government agencies cannot rely on cloud application providers alone, such as
Salesforce.com, Google Gmail, or Microsoft Office 365, for data security and
confidentiality of information stored in the cloud. Storing information
unencrypted in the cloud leaves personal and business data at risk from cyber
criminals, accidental leakage, and other threats.

In addition, the Petraeus case demonstrates how easy it is for law enforcement
agencies to legally require cloud application providers to give them access to
email and other sensitive data needed for criminal investigations, all without
notifying the data's owner.

"The Petraeus case serves as a wake up call for executives at companies and
senior officials at government agencies to take control of the data. There is
no confidentiality of sensitive information in the cloud," said Pravin
Kothari, founder and CEO of CipherCloud. "It is essential that organizations
encrypt their data before it's sent to the cloud. That is the only way to
ensure that information is not vulnerable to cloud threats, hackers and
accidental leakage."

An important distinction is CipherCloud lets the organization who owns the
data exclusively control the keys needed to decrypt the data. This approach
ensures that emails or other data cannot be exposed even through legal means
without direct engagement with the data owner.

CipherCloudprovides a cloud encryption gateway for leading cloud application
providers including Salesforce, Google Gmail, Microsoft Office 365, and Amazon
AWS . In addition, CipherCloud Connect AnyApp lets organizations implement
encryption in hours for all public and private cloud applications and
databases. CipherCloud's encryption and tokenization offerings preserve data
format and operations, including search and sort, while requiring no
application changes or client software.

To learn more about CipherCloud, see how organizations are securing their
information in cloud applications, view online product demonstrations, and
request more information please visit www.ciphercloud.com.

About CipherCloud

CipherCloud is the market-leading provider of cloud encryption and
tokenization gateways that enable enterprises to securely adopt cloud
applications by eliminating concerns about data privacy, residency, security,
and regulatory compliance. CipherCloud's operations-preserving encryption and
tokenization technology secures sensitive information in real-time, before
it's sent to the cloud, without impacting usability or performance, or
requiring any change to the application. The CipherCloud Platform secures
multiple cloud applications including Salesforce, Force.com, Chatter, Gmail,
Office 365, and Amazon AWS. CipherCloud Connect AnyApp and CipherCloud Gateway
can enable organizations to encrypt data for millions of public and private
cloud web applications. Recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in Cloud
Security in 2011,CipherCloud is backed by premier venture capital firms
including Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, and T-Venture, the venture
capital arm of Deutsche Telekom. For more information, visit
www.ciphercloud.com and follow us on Twitter @ciphercloud.

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CONTACT: Deb Montner
         Montner & Associates, Tech PR
         203-226-9290
         dmontner@montner.com

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