In addition to validating Panzura for FIPS 140-2, the DOC's NIST also selected Panzura as a means to move data from onsite capacity to the cloud. The objective of this effort was to eliminate some of NIST's dependency on traditional storage media, improve NIST's disaster recovery readiness and reduce NIST's storage cost. Among the key requirements for solutions considered for this initiative was provision of advanced security features for preventing unauthorized access.
"Completing FIPS certification brings the power of the Panzura solution to a broad swath of Federal agencies and other organizations that require it," said Randy Chou, CEO and co-founder of Panzura. "Panzura certification makes cloud storage, a key efficiency mandate for the Federal government, a viable, non-disruptive option for Federal IT operations."
The Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) validates cryptographic modules to FIPS 140-2 and other cryptography-based standards. The CMVP is a joint effort between NIST and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) of the Government of Canada. Solutions, like Panzura, validated as conforming to FIPS 140-2 are accepted by the Federal agencies of both countries for the protection of sensitive information (United States) or Designated Information (Canada). The goal of the CMVP is to provide Federal agencies with a rigorous security metric to use in procuring equipment containing validated technology.
The purpose of the USGCB initiative is to create security configuration baselines for Information Technology products, such as Panzura, widely deployed across federal agencies. Panzura technology accommodates the rigorous baseline recommendations of USGCB, enabling government agencies to maintain compliance while leveraging the benefits of cloud storage.
Panzura's military-grade AES-256-CBC encryption for data in motion and at rest ensures one of the highest levels of data security for data stored in the cloud. Transmission security is further enhanced by application of transport layer security (TLS) for data sent to and from the cloud.
Panzura optimizes enterprise data storage management and distribution in the cloud, making cloud storage simple and secure. Panzura's revolutionary global cloud storage solution seamlessly combines the flexibility, performance and productivity benefits of distributed storage with the manageability, security and cost benefits of centralized storage, overcoming fundamental "administrator vs. user" and "budget vs. performance" conflicts. With Panzura, data location no longer affects usage. Panzura: Cloud Storage Made Seamless. For more information, visit www.panzura.com or email [email protected].
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