Gazzang Adds CloudLinux to Supported Platforms for Data Encryption

June 20, 2011 – Business Wire Press Release

Gazzang, Inc., the company securing data in the cloud, today announced the availability of its ezNcrypt data security solution for the CloudLinux platform, a RHEL – compatible Linux Operating System (OS) that improves the stability of shared hosting and multi-tenant environments. Using Gazzang, web hosting and datacenter customers can now rest assured that their data stored in MySQL databases is automatically encrypted and secured. Analysts have predicted that cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) revenue will increase from an estimated $3.7 billion in 2011 to $10.5 billion in 2014 as more companies embrace cloud hosting.

CloudLinux™ is the only commercially supported server OS-optimized for shared hosting providers managing large numbers of shared hosting accounts. The product’s Lightweight Virtual Environment™ (LVE) limits the amount of resources (CPU, simultaneous connections, memory) available to an individual account, giving administrators the tools they need to control the resource demands of individual tenants. CloudLinux prevents a single site from slowing or taking down an entire server.

“The demands of shared hosting are increasingly stressing infrastructure as well as the sysadmins responsible for keeping order,” said Igor Seletskiy, founder and CEO of CloudLinux. “We’re happy to see Gazzang work to improve the security of sensitive data as we work to improve stability and help shared hosts increase server density, all while making sysadmins lives a little easier.”

Gazzang’s ezNcrypt is an easy to implement solution for encrypting MySQL database transactions and data. The solution’s patent-pending transparent data encryption (TDE) process auto-encrypts MySQL data at rest with dual authentication keys without making changes to existing applications or databases. For web hosting and datacenter service providers, the availability of ezNcrypt on the CloudLinux platform increases the range of secure data services available to subscribers, a key criteria for customers in highly regulated industries such as financial services and healthcare.

“With the latest rash of high-profile security breaches, the security of hosted data has become a hot topic for cloud computing customers,” said Larry Warnock, president and CEO at Gazzang. “By encrypting all hosted data, providers can provide a viable ‘last line of defense’ against internal and external security threats. Working with CloudLinux allows us to offer a broader range encryption solutions to hosting providers and their customers who demand performance and security in the cloud.”

The addition of CloudLinux (versions 2.6.18-338 and above) as a platform brings the number of Gazzang-supported Linux distributions to 12, with over 200 supported kernels -- each with a specific set of users and followers. Gazzang plans to support all market-relevant Linux variations, including the emergence of cloud-focused releases like CloudLinux.

About Gazzang
Gazzang makes cloud computing enterprise-ready. Our secure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions help organizations address the inherent risk associated with open source software tools, beginning with database encryption and ultimately migrating all the way up the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP). With customers in financial services, healthcare, higher education and technology, we know what it takes to deliver secure, compliant business services in today’s uncertain cloud environments. Gazzang is backed by Austin Ventures, with offices in Houston and Austin, Texas. For more info, visit www.gazzang.com.

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