Certes Networks Announces Managed Services Partnership with Ascent Data


Powered by Certes TrustNet Manager, Ascent DataGuard will allow organizations to protect data without adding corporate owned assets.

Pittsburgh, PA, November 3, 2011-Certes Networks, the leader in multi-layer encryption solutions for high performance networks, announced today that it has signed a managed service partner agreement with Ascent Data. Under this agreement Ascent Data now provides a fully managed Encryption as a Service offering under the name of Ascent DataGuard.

Powered by Certes Networks' TrustNet Manager, Ascent DataGuard provides a fast and cost-effective option for companies looking to secure data in motion, especially those looking to adopt cloud networking through public or private cloud migrations. Available as a standalone solution, or as part of Ascent2Cloud for cloud computing or Ascent DataColo for colocation, Ascent DataGuard protects data on the network without impacting existing network performance or service levels, and without capital expenditures.

"We are pleased to offer our encryption solution through Ascent Data who has built a strong reputation as a trusted data center service provider," said Thomas Gill, CEO of Certes Networks. "The Ascent DataGuard managed security service provides a cost effective means for complying with data security regulations and implementing security best practices."

Ascent DataGuard eliminates all of the tradeoffs that have traditionally accompanied network encryption, and allows organizations to follow the best practice of separating security and infrastructure management roles. Certes Networks' innovative policy and key management solution, and multi-layer, wire-speed encryption appliances can secure any network without impacting the underlying infrastructure or application performance.

"Ascent DataGuard simplifies security management while preserving network performance and functionality," said Steve Shangold, CEO at Ascent Data. "Through our SAS 70 Type II data center solutions, and our partnership with Certes Networks as the region's first provider of multi-layer EaaS, we deliver all the benefits of the industry's leading network security, while mitigating the costs associated with distribution, deployment, and ongoing upgrades and maintenance of corporate-owned assets."

About Certes Networks
Certes Networks is the leader in multi-layer encryption solutions for high performance networks. The Company provides advanced IPsec VPN and encryption solutions for wide area networks, and enables secure connectivity to private and public clouds. Certes Networks helps organizations improve security, decrease risk, and reduce the cost of compliance while enabling high performance and secure connectivity to critical infrastructures.


About Ascent Data
Ascent Data is Pittsburgh's trusted provider for Cloud Computing solutions and Data Center services, including Colocation, Remote Digital Data Backup, Data Encryption as a Service, and Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity solutions. By outsourcing IT infrastructure to Ascent Data, companies can dramatically improve operational efficiencies and reduce business risk, as well as free up human and financial resources to focus on core business objectives. www.ascentdata.com

To learn more about Certes Networks' encryption solutions, visit www.certesnetworks.com, call 1-888-833-1142 or send an email to info@certesnetworks.com