CipherCloud Named as SC Magazine's 2013 Excellence Award Winner for Best Emerging Technology

SAN JOSE, March 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CipherCloud, the leader in cloud information protection, has been named the 2013 SC Awards, Excellence Award winner for outstanding leadership and achievement in information security.

CipherCloud is recognized in the Emerging Technology category, which acknowledges companies with superior security products that help customers tackle today's most pressing information-technology (IT) challenges. CipherCloud was chosen for its game-changing cloud encryption technology that is helping more enterprise organizations adopt cloud applications by eliminating the risks of data privacy, residency, security, and regulatory compliance, which have been the primary hurdles to cloud adoption.

The award was presented at the 16th annual SC Awards U.S. Ceremony held February 26, 2013 in San Francisco, in conjunction with the annual RSA Conference. The SC Awards are the security industry's most prestigious accolade, awarded only to the most impressive companies in the security industry.

"It is an honor to win the Best Emerging Technology Award by a selection committee of fellow security professionals. Security is the number one inhibitor preventing organizations from adopting cloud applications, and we have solved this important problem in a very elegant way," said Pravin Kothari, founder and CEO of CipherCloud. "This prestigious award further cements our position as the premier choice for enterprise organizations adopting the cloud."

The 2013 Excellence Award winners were chosen by a panel of esteemed security professionals from the private and public sector, handpicked by SC Magazine's editorial team for their breadth of knowledge and experience in information security. Through this comprehensive analysis, CipherCloud was determined as this year's winner in the Best Emerging Technology category.

"CipherCloud's solution represents some of the most innovative and effective security technology on the market today," said Illena Armstrong, VP of editorial, SC Magazine. "It can be a great challenge to protect organizations from security risks, but CipherCloud was named a 2013 SC Award winner because it sets the standard for the industry."

The SC Awards, now in its 16th year, are the clear global leader for information-technology (IT) security professionals and products that fend off the myriad security threats in today's corporate world. The annual awards showcase the best solutions, services and professionals while recognizing achievement and technical excellence. SC Magazine distinguishes the achievements of the security professionals in the field, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities and the fervent work of government, commercial and nonprofits. For more information and a detailed list of categories and winners, please visit

Fueled by the high demand for more cloud security, CipherCloud has rapidly grown its customer base, protecting 1.2 million users and more than 100 million customer records, with customers across 11 countries and 10 industries. Organizations include top firms in banking, insurance, healthcare and technology, as well as government agencies.

CipherCloud delivers a single point of access to all cloud applications comprising a robust suite of detection, protection, enforcement, and monitoring capabilities:

   -- Comprehensive Protection Platform - A single gateway delivers encryption, tokenization, and key management, user activity logging, DLP, and malware protection to protect information in all cloud applications

   -- Military Grade Encryption - Operations-preserving encryption that protects sensitive information before it is sent to the cloud

   -- Enforce Data Loss Protection: Custom DLP policies that scan, detect, and take action to protect sensitive information in any field or document, providing an additional level of security and control

   -- Deliver Malware Detection: Information exchanges including external and internal user uploaded attachments are screened in real-time for virus, malware and other embedded threats

   -- Provide Activity Monitoring: Security dashboards report on activities to monitor out-of-compliance users

The CipherCloud platform provides universal support for  commercially available enterprise cloud applications for CRM, collaboration, and email, which include, Chatter,, Microsoft Office 365, Google Gmail, Box and tailored solutions through CipherCloud's Connect AnyApp gateway.

About CipherCloud

CipherCloud, the leader in cloud information protection, provides cloud encryption and tokenization gateways to enable organizations to securely adopt cloud applications by eliminating concerns about data privacy, residency, security, and regulatory compliance. CipherCloud's ground breaking gateway encrypts sensitive information in real time, before it is sent to the cloud, using operations-preserving encryption and tokenization technology without impacting usability or the application in any way.

The CipherCloud product portfolio supports popular cloud applications out-of-the-box such as Salesforce,, Chatter, Box, Google Gmail, Microsoft Office 365, and Amazon Web Services. Additionally, CipherCloud Connect AnyApp and Database Gateway enable organizations to extend data protection to hundreds of third-party cloud and private cloud applications and databases.

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 and follow us on Twitter @ciphercloud.

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. The brand's portfolio includes the SC World Conference and Expo, SC Congress Canada, SC Magazine Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and SC Magazine IT Security Executives Forums.

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