ThinkGrid has launched an encryption service that protects files such as emails that were migrated to its its cloud platform, rendering the data inaccessible without the correct decryption keys.
The service was based on Cryptzone's data leak-prevention solution and ThinkGrid said it was the first of its kind to integrate AES 256-bit encryption technology into a cloud platform.
“Security is clearly the last remaining barrier to mainstream business adoption of the cloud but it's a problem that few, if any, cloud service providers are able to currently address," said ThinkGrid chief executive officer Rob Lovell.
“Nonetheless, there are certain organisations that want these advantages but are limited by compliance regulations.
"Cloud encryption further enhances the broader security benefits of this IT model, particularly in high-risk areas such as remote working.
"Businesses no longer have to worry about lost or stolen devices as all applications and data reside in the cloud and are now fully encrypted.”