There’s no doubting the many benefits brought by a move to the cloud; it offers organizations flexibility, scalability and reduces capital costs. The adoption of cloud computing is widespread with 80% of organizations predicted to make the move by 2025. When moving on-premise infrastructures, organizations can also benefit from cloud-based services that manage the availability of applications, leaving organizations free to focus on the operational aspects of the software.
In the last couple of years, Clearswift has seen an increase in demand for cloud-based deployment options and managed email services. And as a result, we’ve been developing our software products to support installations on Public Cloud platforms such as AWS and Azure. In Version 4 we moved from a proprietary Linux distribution to a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) platform – an off-the-shelf operating system that allows software to run in cloud environments.
Now, with Version 5, customers can install a complete Secure Email or ICAP Gateway from the AWS Marketplace. Installing directly from AWS significantly simplifies the installation process, reduces the chance of installation errors, and saves deployment time. Further platforms will include Microsoft Azure Marketplace, the world’s second largest cloud platform.
While our Secure Email Gateway can run as a standalone product for scanning email before it enters or leaves an organization, our Secure ICAP Gateway is typically used alongside web proxies such as Zscaler, F5 or Blue Coat or secure file transfer products such as GoAnywhere MFT or Globalscape to provide data hygiene and data loss prevention capabilities.