HighCloud Blog

Encryption and Key Management for Microsoft Windows Failover Clusters

October 16th, 2013

In the recent 2.3 release, HighCloud extended its encryption and key management solution to support Microsoft Windows failover clusters. In the following post, we explore this support in some detail and explain how to setup HighCloud’s solution in Windows failover … Continue reading

Use HighCloud Security for Secure Migration to the Cloud

October 15th, 2013

We’re excited to announce the availability of a new version of HighCloud Security software that incorporates new features designed to improve data security as organizations migrate data to, from and across cloud infrastructures. As you most likely know, infrastructure as … Continue reading

What’s New in 2.3?

October 9th, 2013

HighCloud have just launched version 2.3 which adds a number of new features for users in hybrid cloud environments. Some of the major features of this release are: Encrypted device mobility & sharing: Encrypted devices can now be moved between … Continue reading

Why Cloud Adoption Requires A Secure, Multi-Vendor Approach

September 26th, 2013

As an observer, the Nirvanix collapse is interesting for a number of reasons (which are probably more aggravating than interesting for customers or employees of that company.) Anyway, as Beth Pariseau of TechTarget pointed out: “This cloud service shutdown is … Continue reading

Multi-tenancy Risks in the Cloud

September 19th, 2013

Moving to the cloud is kind of like moving to a new apartment building. You rent your own space, which gives you some privacy, but hallways and other areas of the building are shared. Hopefully, there’s a decent security system … Continue reading

Can the NSA really read our encrypted data?

September 6th, 2013

It’s all over the news and headlined on a cnn.com article Reports: NSA has cracked much online encryption today. Interestingly Edward Snowden has publicly stated that strong encryption can’t be decoded by the NSA. “Properly implemented strong crypto systems are one … Continue reading

Get me out of that Cloud!

August 29th, 2013

In a recent article for GCN, Gunnar Hellekson recently wrote an article “Do you have a cloud exit strategy? Here’s one clear path“. In the article he writes about the fear of lock-in and informs the reader that “The Federal … Continue reading

Is Cloud Availability or Security More Important?

August 27th, 2013

PCWorld’s Tony Bradley recently wrote an article proposing that despite recent cloud outages, security was still a bigger concern than availability. Viewing a recent outage from Amazon’s perspective, Bradley commented: “Amazon was down for about 25 minutes (although I’ve seen … Continue reading

Are you spending enough on security?

August 20th, 2013

If we are to believe a recent article in Forbes about the rapid growth of the IT security industry, then we can expect “spending on IT security is poised to grow tenfold in ten years.” At this rate, the industry … Continue reading

Is Google’s Storage Encryption Enough?

August 19th, 2013

Last week, Google announced that they will now offer server-side encryption for stored data, a somewhat interesting response that we can only assume is meant to assuage client concern after the recent PRISM disclosures. The commentary to the blog post … Continue reading