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Armor5 Brings 'Zero Touch' Cloud Services Security to IBM Cloud Platform

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/29/14 -- Armor5, creator of Zero-Touch Cloud Security, today announced a partnership with IBM that brings the power of Armor5's innovative Cloud Services Security solution to the IBM Cloud marketplace. Starting today, IBM clients can learn about the Armor5 service, see a demo and sign up for a free trial directly from the IBM Cloud marketplace at http://ibm.com/cloud.

Armor5 uniquely protects enterprises from data leakage, compliance exposures and privacy breaches during the 'last mile' connection between the cloud and the device, when employees and contractors access cloud services. The service dynamically creates a secure cloud session isolating the content and applications in the cloud without requiring installs or configurations on the device or within the enterprise DMZ. Potential data leakage is eliminated because no data/content ever hits the device and is not cached. Additional role-based policy controls can be instantly extended from a corporate active directory server to control access to 1000s of public or private cloud services.

"Cloud/SaaS service providers are now aggregating significant amounts of data/content that once lived behind corporate firewalls," said Suresh Balasubramanian, CEO of Armor5. "Today's users often bypass corporate security controls to access or download data in the cloud -- many times from devices that are unmanaged by corporate IT. Armor5 places the security function in the cloud, where it is isolated from the device and the network. Enterprise policy controls are seamlessly extended from the network perimeter to enforce access to cloud services."

Armor5 delivers real-time analytics, activity monitoring and alerts to aid in data leak prevention, privacy control and ensure compliance. The service is only 'on' when users choose to access corporate data through cloud services, relieving enterprises of privacy exposure during personal use. Corporations can also avoid privacy breaches resulting from remote wipes, which are unnecessary with Armor5 since data is not resident on the device.

The IBM Cloud marketplace offers clients' access to more than 100 SaaS applications, IBM's BlueMix platform-as-a-service with its suite of composable services, the powerful SoftLayer infrastructure-as-a-service and IBM's rich intellectual capital and deep industry expertise. This single online destination with a suite of cloud services delivers a new buying experience for clients that enables line of business professionals to deploy new services faster; allows developers to build them with greater speed; and offers IT departments more creative, efficient and lower-cost ways to deliver these services.

What is Armor5 Zero Touch?

The Armor5 Zero Touch approach requires zero installs or configuration on the device or DMZ, operates with a zero performance deficit, and leaves zero data on mobile devices -- completely eliminating the risk of data loss. Armor5's on-demand cloud service uses a unique URL and leverages existing authentication mechanisms to ensure a smooth and instantaneous roll out to the workforce.

About Armor5

Armor5, creator of Zero Touch Cloud Security, is a worldwide leader in on-demand cloud services security that gives users instant access to cloud services, corporate apps, data and content on any device, while simultaneously protecting enterprises against data loss, privacy and compliance liabilities. The Armor5 Zero Touch approach requires zero installs or configuration, operates with a zero performance deficit, and leaves zero data on mobile devices -- completely eliminating the risk of data loss. Founded in 2012 by former executives from Adobe, Motorola and Yahoo, the company is privately held with patent-pending technology and investment from leading venture capital firms and Citrix Startup Accelerator. For more information, visit www.Armor5.com or follow @armor5Inc.

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