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CipherCloud Achieves Gartner's Recommendations to Avoid Data Residency Risks in the Cloud by Encrypting Data and Giving Data Owners Encryption Keys By Globenewswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- "Chief information security officers and chief security officers
must resolve an array of complex security and regulatory data
residency issues when enterprises plan to store data in the cloud
or remote data centers," according to a new report published by
research company Gartner Inc. The research note, "Five Cloud Data
Residency Issues That Must Not Be Ignored," (1) recommends
enterprises take steps to assure the privacy of sensitive
information, achieve regulatory compliance and understand the
implications of data disclosure laws. 

According to the authoring analysts, "even if the data is
encrypted and the keys are managed in a separate jurisdiction,
enterprises should be aware that requests for legal assistance,
based on bilateral agreements, may be executed between those
countries. However, in a well-architected system, the cloud
services provider does not have direct access to the keys. In this
way, if a legal request is made for access to the data, the
enterprise must be involved."

Many countries have passed national laws granting authorities
access to enterprise cloud data that may conflict with the legal
protection rights of data in the originating jurisdiction, leaving
companies wondering how secure their data is and how compliant they
are with regulations. Gartner's research helps enterprises
understand these risks and recommends they:

     -- Consider deploying encryption
solutions if there are data residency concerns for data crossing
borders



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