CloudMask and Allstream Team on Cloud Security Solution

By Laura Stotler, TMCnet Contributing Editor  |  July 17, 2015

One of the largest universal fears when it comes to cloud computing and storing data in the cloud is security. Service provider Allstream and CloudMask have teamed up on a new solution that is set to combat data breaches in the cloud and help customers secure their data – no matter where it is located.

The collaborative solution uses CloudMask’s tokenization technology with services provided by Allstream to offer a higher level of security for data stored both locally and in the cloud. Advanced tokenization technology makes data unreadable to unauthorized users who try to access it and even protects original data from everyone but authorized users. Data originators retain de-tokenization keys which allow access to original data.

By combining the tokenization technology with Allstream’s services, the companies are working together to combat cybercrime and insider threats as well as strengthen cloud computing security while meeting stringent data privacy regulations.

“Data security threats have regrettably become more commonplace for businesses and consumers alike," said Edith Cloutier, vice president, sales & marketing, Allstream.  "That's why we are pleased to be working with CloudMask and applying their innovative tokenization technology to make services we offer our customers more secure."

"The collaboration with Allstream enhances our partner portfolio and in-depth expertise in the security and defense sectors," said Wael Aggan, CEO of CloudMask. "Recent events targeting many business and government operations are a wake-up call for everyone to look at new ways of protecting assets and information in a world where our adversaries are determined to cause harm."

CloudMask’s tokenization technology has been evaluated and certified by the Canadian government, and is also recognized by the Common Criteria Certification. That means the technology is accepted by 26 countries as a way to prove that user data is private and uncompromised, even if the network, application and CloudMask servers are breached.

Edited by Eric Adams
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