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Cryptzone Leverages the Flexibility of Azure for Cloud Collaboration Across Multiple Products

May 6, 2015

Leader in Application and Content Security Solutions, Renewed as Microsoft Gold Partner, Offers Several Security Solutions Supporting Azure

Decorative image of cloud and lockChicago, Ill. [BOOTH 551] – May 5, 2015 - Cryptzone, a provider of dynamic, context-aware network, application and content security solutions, today announced its enhanced offerings for Microsoft Azure at this week’s Ignite conference. Cryptzone is rolling out support for Azure across its cybersecurity solutions, including AppGate Secure Access and HiSoftware Security Sheriff for Office 365, ensuring the same multi-layered and tailored security for sensitive information whether in the cloud or on-premises.

“At Microsoft, having our partners embrace and extend our offerings for Azure and Office 365 accelerates customer value,” said Gagan Gulati, principal lead program manager rights management services, Microsoft Corporation. “By allowing customers to extend the same application network access controls from on premises data centers to Azure Infrastructure Services, AppGate from Cryptzone helps Microsoft customers enhance the value they get from the Microsoft cloud.”

AppGate Secure Access, provides context aware, dynamic access to networks and applications with a flexible, software-defined virtualized architecture which fully supports cloud environments, including Azure, in addition to hybrid environments. AppGate Secure Access allows the enterprise to deploy AppGate virtual satellites to Azure IaaS infrastructure, allowing enterprises to embrace Azure services with the same policy controls used for traditional on-premises access.AppGate makes the entire infrastructure invisible, and delivers access when the user and other contextual variables, such as location or device, are authenticated—only for that specific session.

Additionally Cryptzone’s HiSoftware Security Sheriff for Office 365, which offers automated content-level classification and security, can be installed in Azure to support native cloud collaboration and content security. Cryptzone’s Azure friendly products are delivering the next generation of security for today’s global and distributed business, without requiring a huge investment in order to achieve scalable, one-to-many security.

“We have a strong history and heritage in supporting and providing solutions to complement and enhance Microsoft’s offerings,” said Chris McNulty, CTO and Microsoft SharePoint MVP, MCTS, MCSE, MSA and MVTSP, Cryptzone. “We know from extensive surveying and research that more than 50% of organizations do not use dynamic access policies and still rely on outdated legacy security technology, which is a number that’s far too high given the recent data breaches.We’re committed to ensuring our solutions for secure network access and collaboration work in Microsoft’s traditional on-premises environments and in the cloud as companies migrate to Office 365 and Azure.”

Cryptzone, a Microsoft Gold Application Development Partner, was recertified in March 2015. Cryptzone’s dynamic security solutions are designed to secure access and protect critical data, services, networks and applications without impacting how organizations and users work. Cryptzone will be showcasing AppGate Security Access and HiSoftware Security Sheriff for Office 365 at this year’s Microsoft Ignite conference (May 4-8, 2015) in Chicago, IL. (Booth #551). McNulty, who was named one of the top 25 SharePoint Influencers of 2014, is featured in one of the company’s Chalk Talks discussing Office 365 and security.

About Cryptzone

Cryptzone secures the enterprise with dynamic, context-aware security solutions that protect critical services, applications and content from internal and external threats. For over a decade, enterprises have turned to Cryptzone to galvanize their Cloud and network security with responsive protection and access intelligence. More than 450+ public sector and enterprise customers, including some of the leading names in technology, manufacturing and consumer products trust Cryptzone to keep their data and applications secure. For more information, go to or follow us @Cryptzone.