The rapid growth and evolution of the cloud market is
generating new vulnerabilities, and evolving business
requirements are calling for strong authentication for
enterprise cloud solutions. The incorporation of
SafeNet Authentication Managerinto xStream
brings secure cloud access from tablets and mobile devices
via two-factor identity authentication. The new
capability provides hybrididentity
cloud model capability and centrally-managed authentication
services, which extends the foundation for enterprise-level
authentication, authorization, and auditing on the xStream
"Enterprises looking to deploy the cloud want both
enterprise-grade performance and security, while still
benefiting from the scalability and economics of
multi-tenant virtualization technology," said Dr.
Shaw Chuang, Executive Vice President of
Engineering, Virtustream. "Incorporating SafeNet's
authentication platform brings another best-of-breed
offering to our platform and lays the foundation for
further extensive security capabilities."
"We're excited to have Virtustream leverage our data
protection solutions to the xStream enterprise cloud," said
Chen Arbel, Director, Business Development at SafeNet.
"SafeNet's Authentication Manager enables customers such as
Virtustream to easily extend their security infrastructure
to keep pace with new and emerging issues, ensuring that
data remains protected, whether it is in the enterprise or
in the public or private cloud."
Virtustream is also a member of the SafeNet System
Integrators and Alliance Partners, through which the two
companies will work together to offer their integrated
solutions to meet the growing cloud and security challenges
of enterprises worldwide.
xStreamis the industry's first cloud
solution to use Virtustream µVM™ (Micro-VM) technology
to provide efficiency that extends significantly beyond
traditional virtualization, and enables a truly
consumption-based pricing model. The xStream platform
supports complex enterprise IT systems, providing
companies with a robust, secure cloud environment built
from the ground up for enterprise applications.
Virtustream cloud platformenables customers to
move both legacy and Web-scale applications to the cloud so
that they may benefit from compelling cloud economics by
offering industry-leading application-level SLAs in a
highly secure cloud with built-in data protection and
leading cloud innovator offering enterprise-class cloud
solutions for enterprises, governments, and service
providers. Virtustream simplifies moving complex IT to the
cloud-whether private, public, or hybrid-while delivering
the full economic and business benefits of the cloud.
Virtustream offers xStream,
a secure, high-performance cloud solution, providing high
availability, highly secure enterprise-class clouds, with
application level SLAs. xStream is available as a software
solution for existing data centers/clouds and as a managed
service delivered from Virtustream's virtual private
cloud. Virtustream also offers comprehensive
professional services to assist customers in the design,
migration, and management of private and public clouds.
Virtustream offers xStream worldwide, owns and operates
data centers in the U.S. and EMEA, operates an
international Cloud Exchange, and has offices in New
York, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Atlanta, London,
Toronto, and Dublin, with partners in Asia and China.
About SafeNet, Inc.
Founded in 1983,
SafeNet, Inc. is one of the largest information
security companies in the world, and is trusted to
protect the most sensitive data for market-leading
organizations around the globe. SafeNet's
data-centric approach focuses on the protection of high
value information throughout its lifecycle, from the data
center to the cloud. More than 25,000 customers
across commercial enterprises and government agencies
trust SafeNet to protect and control access to sensitive
data, manage risk, ensure compliance, and secure virtual
and cloud environments.