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CloudLock Extends World's Most Trusted Data Security and Compliance Solution to Salesforce

WALTHAM, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/18/13 -- CloudLock, the leading cloud information security provider, announced today that it is extending its security suite to cover Salesforce.com.

The newly announced solution allows Salesforce's customers to implement their compliance and security policies, automatically and continuously securing all of their Salesforce.com objects, finding and highlighting sensitive data (e.g., PII, PCI, intellectual property, financial information, and other business-critical assets), and enforcing governance and regulatory compliance at scale.

"Organizations adopting Salesforce are doing so across their organization," says CloudLock founder Gil Zimmerman. "As their use of the cloud grows, so does the need for a scalable security solution that can do more than simply audit and report on potential exposures. CIOs are looking for ways to reduce risk through action."

The combination of CloudLock's sophisticated and patent pending Compliance Scan technology with its Policy Engine protection allows organizations to enforce their acceptable use policies instantly, across their entire Salesforce environment. Used in conjunction, organizations can securely measure and promote the vision of a truly social enterprise -- while ensuring that their most critical data is not leaving the organization when staff depart, or inadvertently being publicly exposed.

The Evolving Importance of Data Security to Salesforce Customers
Gartner's primary analyst for Salesforce -- Robert P. Desisto, VP Distinguished Analyst -- analyzed the 10 best practices that organizations can use in order to avoid common mistakes that can lead to SaaS delivery problems. At the top of that list, he describes how protecting sensitive information in the cloud should be considered: "1. Ensure proper treatment of intellectual property in the cloud."

Report name: Ten Ways to Avoid SaaS Delivery Problems and Protect Your Organization. Published on 20 June 2013

User behavior is the primary driver for data exposures: the inadvertent Chatter post that contains sensitive information, the departing sales representative who exports customer data, and the intentional breach all exist on the same spectrum and need to be visible and controllable.

In response to these risks, organizations need to define a framework for building and operating information security, in a way that addresses the differences that the social enterprise model brings, providing content awareness, location-aware access auditing, and protection of both intellectual property and customer data privacy.

The principles of security have not changed, but user behavior in Salesforce often centers around collaboration, and information detection and classification policies need to evolve to ensure that sensitive or regulated information is not being exposed as a result of that activity. For the first time, CloudLock is making this possible for Salesforce customers.

About CloudLock
CloudLock is the cloud information security company. CloudLock's suite of information security applications gives organizations the safeguards necessary to take advantage of public cloud offerings like Google Apps without sacrificing security. The largest businesses in the world trust CloudLock to secure their information in the cloud. For more information about the company or reseller opportunities call (781) 996-4332 or visit http://www.cloudlock.com.

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