Cleversafe Inc. upgraded its cloud object storage platform by adding security for data in motion, disk balancing...
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and thin provisioning; the firm also picked up $31.4 million in funding this week.
Cleversafe added the security feature for moving data between the Accesser and Slicestor nodes of its Dispersed Storage Network (dsNet) platform. It provides secure TLS/SSL network connections between the Accesser and each Slicestor node. If network traffic is tapped or routed through an attacker, the attacker learns nothing of the content of the transmission and any alterations will be detected and discarded. In addition, in a trusted network environment, network security can be disabled to increase performance while credentials (such as passwords) are still encrypted.
The data in motion security follows the data at rest security that Cleversafe added in March.
"Before, at a high level, we had confidential data at rest," said Cleversafe CEO Chris Gladwin. "Now we have the ability to secure data in motion."
The vendor has integrated thin provisioning within its object store, and now balances data among individual disks inside each Slicestor node when capacity exceeds 50%.
Cleversafe's funding round includes investments from Motorola Ventures, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), OCA Ventures, Anderson & Strudwick Inc. and In-Q-Tel, the investing arm of the Central Intelligence Agency.
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