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Porticor Named 2012 Best Cloud Security Products Award Finalist

Winners to be Announced and Honored in Las Vegas Next Month

TEL AVIV, Israel – April 18, 2012 – Porticor®, the leading cloud data security company delivering the only cloud-based data encryption solution that infuses trust into the cloud by ensuring customer keys are never exposed, today announced that Network Products Guide, an industry leading technology research and advisory guide, has named the Porticor Virtual Private Data (Porticor VPD) system as a finalist in the 7th Annual 2012 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards Program in the Cloud Security Product Category.

Network Products Guide’s industry and peer awards honor achievements and recognition in every facet of the IT industry. Porticor is being recognized for its recently launched Porticor VPD system, the industry’s first solution combining data encryption with patented key management to protect critical data in public, private and hybrid cloud environments.  Award winners will be honored in Las Vegas on May 8, during the 7th annual dinner and awards presentations.

An annual achievements and recognition awards program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, the coveted annual Hot Companies and Best Products recognition program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, executives and management teams, successful deployments, product management and engineering, support and customer satisfaction, and public relations in every area of information technology.

“It’s an honor to be named a finalist by Network Products Guide for this esteemed industry and peer award recognizing the best in cloud security,” said Ariel Dan, Porticor Co-founder, VP Sales and Marketing.  “This further validates our position as a company uniquely addressing the cloud data security issues faced by organizations today.  Porticor provides the industry’s leading cloud data protection system that is fully cloud-based, dynamic and elastic to help customers maintain their data securely throughout the entire data layer stack.  With advanced key management and data encryption functionalities, the Porticor system is built for homomorphic key encryption so that keys are always encrypted in the cloud, even when they are in use.”

The Porticor Virtual Private Data (Porticor VPD) system – the industry’s first and only product designed for homomorphic split-key encryption technology – delivers the industry’s highest level of data privacy in a public environment for data protection and compliance to regulations such as SOX, HIPAA, PCI DDS and GLBA, while also solving the issues raised by EU Data Protection and the U.S. Patriot Act.  Using a unique, patent-pending technology, Porticor enables IaaS and PaaS cloud users to create a secured environment within minutes while completely eliminating the need to trust a security vendor or cloud provider with their encryption keys, therefore solving the biggest challenge for data encryption in the cloud – storing the keys.

About Network Products Guide Awards

As industry’s leading technology research and advisory publication, Network Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology.  You will discover a wealth of information and tools in this guide, including the best products and services, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals.  The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts.  To learn more, visit

About Porticor

Porticor is the leading cloud security company delivering easy-to-use and scalable security solutions for cloud data encryption and key management.  The Porticor Virtual Private Data (VPD) system is the industry’s first solution combining data encryption with patented split-key management to protect critical data in public, private and hybrid cloud environments.  Within minutes, customers can encrypt their entire data layer with the proven AES 256-bit encryption algorithm.  Using breakthrough split-key encryption technology, and built for homomorphic key encryption, the Porticor VPD is the only system available that offers the ease-of-use of cloud-based key management without sacrificing trust.  Porticor is an official Amazon Web Services Solution provider, and supports other public clouds, and was the only cloud security semi-finalist in the AWS 2011 Startup Challenge.  The company is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, and is venture backed by Glilot Capital.  For more information, visit:

More Stories By Gilad Parann-Nissany

Gilad Parann-Nissany, Founder and CEO at Porticor is a pioneer of Cloud Computing. He has built SaaS Clouds for medium and small enterprises at SAP (CTO Small Business); contributing to several SAP products and reaching more than 8 million users. Recently he has created a consumer Cloud at - a cloud operating system that delighted hundreds of thousands of users while providing browser-based and mobile access to data, people and a variety of cloud-based applications. He is now CEO of Porticor, a leader in Virtual Privacy and Cloud Security.

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