AFORE Joins the Cloud Commons Ecosystem and Will Offer Security Solutions in the Cloud Commons Marketplace


AFORE CloudLink Security Software Solution Configured to Run on CA AppLogic® Clouds

OTTAWA, Feb. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - AFORE Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of Cloud security and management solutions, today announced its participation in the Cloud Commons® ecosystem sponsored by CA Technologies. AFORE will provide CA Technologies customers and partners with CloudLink security and management solutions and professional services through the Cloud Commons Marketplace.

"The Cloud Commons ecosystem combines a knowledge-based interactive development and vendor community, cloud development tools, cloud test grid, and an online marketplace for cloud services and products from CA Technologies and third-party vendors," said Brian Burba, Vice President, Solutions Management, CA Technologies. "We are looking forward to providing our customers and partners with the depth of security that CloudLink offers and the breadth of expertise made available through the AFORE Professional Services team."

CloudLink for the CA AppLogic cloud platform is a multi-tenancy solution that securely extends customer enterprise networks, with end-to-end encryption of network traffic and cloud-based storage to protect sensitive data. CloudLink virtual appliances protect and monitor network traffic between the client and cloud data center and provide secure NFS data stores for CA AppLogic applications while maintaining full enterprise control of their encryption keys and security policies. This encryption solution will be available in Q2 2012 and will provide CA Technologies customers and partners with an end-to-end security solution helping to ensure secure deployments, extending the robust security features already designed into the CA AppLogic platform.

AFORE will also provide professional services, focusing on development and integration of security and networking requirements for CA AppLogic environments. These services include wrapping, integration and migration from other cloud platforms, as well as appliance development and deployment for customers and partners of CA Technologies.

"AFORE Solutions brings nine years of cloud, security and networking expertise to the industry," said James LaPalme, VP Sales & Marketing, AFORE Solutions. "We are excited to invest in this opportunity with CA Technologies and see AFORE's CloudLink security solution and Professional Services as a natural fit for the Cloud Commons ecosystem. The CA AppLogic platform offers service providers and enterprises highly flexible and customizable clouds to quickly deliver new services, helping users dramatically reduce time-to-market to gain that all important competitive edge."

About AFORE:

AFORE Solutions is a leader in Cloud Security and Management. AFORE's CloudLink™ software appliance combines cloud infrastructure security and manageability with cloud performance monitoring. Enterprises and Cloud Service Providers use CloudLink™ to protect mission critical data in motion and at rest while managing SLA's for security compliance and service performance. Click here to read more.

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