Award winning CloudLink® Secure VSA is a Finalist and the only Security Vendor in the Enterprise Storage Systems Software Category OTTAWA, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - AFORE Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of cloud security and management solutions, today announced that CloudLink® Secure Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) was named among the 11 finalists in the enterprise storage systems software category in Storage magazine's and SearchStorage.com's 2012 Products of the Year competition. The category covers file systems, volume management, storage virtualization software, security software, storage optimization applications and data reduction. Hundreds of entries across six categories were judged by a panel of users, analysts, consultants, and Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com editors. Products were rated based on innovation, performance, ease of integration into the environment, ease of use and manageability, functionality and value. "The selection of CloudLink as a finalist is a tribute to its powerful multi-tenant encryption and security management capabilities. Our solution allows enterprises to independently and securely encrypt data at rest and in motion with full control of the encryption keys," said Jonathan Reeves, chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of AFORE Solutions. "We're honored to have gained such recognition from the storage industry's top product competition." CloudLink Secure VSA features AES-256 storage volume encryption of data at rest, an AES-256-encrypted VPN tunnel for data in motion, encrypted storage via NFSv3, Server Message Block (SMB) 2 and iSCSI, and a management tool suite accessible via browser or VMware vCenter. Operating at the virtualization layer, CloudLink Secure VSA offers flexible, multi-tenant storage encryption across any underlying storage technologies (including iSCSI, FC, FCoE, NAS and DAS) transparent to any application and over varying cloud infrastructures, including VMware environments, Amazon, OpenStack and CA AppLogic. About AFORE: AFORE Solutions is a leader in Cloud Security and Management. AFORE's CloudLink® software security appliance combines cloud infrastructure security and manageability with cloud performance monitoring. Enterprises and Cloud Service Providers use CloudLink® to protect mission critical data in motion and at rest while managing SLA's for security compliance and service performance. For more information, visit www.aforesolutions.com. SOURCE AFORE Solutions Inc.