CloudLock today launched a unified cloud security solution and announced a new integration with Dropbox for Business. Here's what channel partners need to know.

Dan Kobialka, Contributing writer

December 3, 2014

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CloudLock CEO Gil Zimmermann
CloudLock CEO Gil Zimmermann.

CloudLock today launched a unified cloud security solution designed to give companies better control of their cloud applications.

The Waltham, Massachusetts-based independent software vendor (ISV) said the new solution, CloudLock Security Fabric, enables businesses to continuously monitor cloud apps for security issues and detect and respond to security risks such as oversharing and malicious data extraction in real-time.

“With CloudLock, companies have one unified security dashboard for their cloud apps,” CloudLock CEO Gil Zimmermann said in a prepared statement. “CloudLock is the cloud security backbone that transforms the way companies can adopt the cloud and support users, all while keeping their company’s data secure.”

CloudLock Security Fabric consists of eight core cloud security services:

  • Central Auditing — Tracks user access and creates user audit trails.

  • Content Analysis — Provides ongoing monitoring of credit card information, social security numbers and myriad structured and unstructured data.

  • Context Analysis  — Analyzes documents and files for sensitive information based on file ownership, sharing and access.

  • Encryption Management  — Enables users to encrypt sensitive information based on individual files or fully automated policy escalations.

  • Incident Management — Reviews security incidents across an organization’s public cloud portfolio.

  • Policy Automation — Detects if sensitive information is being shared within and outside an organization.

  • Security Analytics — Delivers security insights of key cloud security metrics across an organization’s public cloud portfolio.

  • User Behavior Monitoring — Monitors user activity for security anomalies

“Once connected to a customer environment, the Cloud Security Fabric immediately monitors sensitive information forward but also can retroactively inspect documents and files for sensitive information that were uploaded or shared in the past. Customers see results in a matter of minutes,” CloudLock Vice President of Marketing Bernd Leger told Talkin’ Cloud.

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The CloudLock Security Fabric also ships with two application programming interfaces (APIs):

  • CloudLock AppConnect API — Provides instant connection to cloud apps without requiring agents, gateways or any reconfiguration of existing networks.

  • CloudLock Enterprise API — Integrates with back-end systems to leverage CloudLock’s real-time security intelligence.

CloudLock pointed out that the CloudLock Security Fabric offers cloud security to more than five million enterprises across 15 billion data points that are analyzed daily by the company’s existing solutions.

CloudLock integrates with Dropbox for Business

In addition to the CloudLock Security Fabric release, CloudLock today unveiled an integration with Dropbox for Business that is designed to address the data loss concerns of both CloudLock and Dropbox customers.

“We’ve actually gotten a lot of requests for Dropbox support both from prospects and our existing customers who have used some of our other solutions,” Leger said. “Dropbox has such a passionate user base, and companies are looking at how to best leverage the power of Dropbox while extending best-in-class security capabilities for protecting their corporate assets.”

CloudLock this week also has launched integrations with Box and ServiceNow, and customers should expect to see additional integrations soon too, Leger said.

“Since the CloudLock Security Fabric is designed as a cloud-native platform, it is easy for us to add additional cloud apps,” he said. “You’ll be seeing additional supported cloud apps throughout 2015, starting in Q1.”

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About the Author(s)

Dan Kobialka

Contributing writer, Penton Technology

Dan Kobialka is a contributing writer for MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud. In the past, he has produced content for numerous print and online publications, including the Boston Business Journal, Boston Herald and Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State College (now Bridgewater State University). In his free time, Kobialka enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football (Go Patriots!).  

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