KuppingerCole Report
Executive View
By Mike Small

Vaultive Cloud Data Security Platform

The data held in office productivity suites like Office 365 spans the whole operation of an organization from the board to the shop floor. This makes it imperative that it is protected against risks of leakage and unauthorized disclosure. Vaultive cloud data security provides an important solution for organizations seeking an approach for encrypting and otherwise protecting data in Office 365 that can then be extended to other software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications.

1 Introduction

The easy availability of cloud services together with the revolution in the range of devices that are used to access these services has created challe ...

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2 Product Description

Vaultive is a privately held US company which was founded in 2009 and is funded by Venture Capital. The company is headquartered in Boston with resea ...

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2.1 Office 365 Encryption

The Vaultive CDP encrypts data in transit, data at rest, and data in use by the Exchange Online application in the cloud. It ensures the cloud custom ...

Vaultive CDP operates as a stateless network level proxy that encrypts and decrypts messages as they flow through the network. This means that no mes ...

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2.1.1 Email Traffic Flow

The Vaultive CDP has minimal impact on existing email flow. The customer’s Mail Exchange (MX) record directs incoming emails to their front-end serv ...

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2.1.2 Mobile Device Support

Data encrypted by the Vaultive CDP is supported on mobile devices including iPhone, Android and tablets providing access to Office 365 in a way that i ...

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2.1.3 Encrypted and Signed emails

Many organizations use Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) or Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) to exchange digitally signed and encrypted e ...

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2.1.4 Encryption Used

Vaultive uses standard 256 bit AES encryption and the appliance is currently undergoing FIPS 140-2 validation. This encryption technology is enhanced ...

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2.1.5 Key Location

The encryption keys can be stored within the Vaultive appliance or within a Hardware Security Module (HSM) device if the customer requires. This mean ...

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2.1.6 Key Management

Key management is a critical element to maintain the security of the encrypted data. The keys need to be secured against loss or theft while, at the ...

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2.1.7 Extensibility to Other SaaS Applications

Office 365 is often the first strategic SaaS application that many organizations adopt, but most would like a CASB platform that is extensible to cove ...

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3 Strengths and Challenges

KuppingerCole recommends that organizations encrypt their data held in cloud services. The data held in office productivity suites like Office 365 sp ...

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