15 November 2010

GuardTime and Joyent Introduce Enhanced Trust and Integrity in the Cloud

Singapore and San Francisco, CA—November 15, 2010— Joyent, a leading global provider of cloud computing solutions, and GuardTime, creator of the patented Keyless Signature technology used to validate the world’s data, today announced a partnership that delivers unprecedented security enabling enterprises to safeguard some of their most valuable assets in the cloud: code, logs and data. GuardTime's Keyless Signatures provide proof of signing authority, time of the signature, and integrity of all data located in the cloud. The signature never expires and its verification is based solely on mathematics, eliminating the need for secrets, keys, or human intervention.

As part of this partnership, Joyent customers will be able to purchase GuardTime SmartMachines, which will allow organizations to:
  • Secure an application by signing its gold master code, preventing compromised applications from executing
  • Safeguard the SmartMachine’s logs (e.g. administrative, policy, configuration, or events), making accidental changes or malicious tampering impossible to conceal
  • Protect data backups, turning private and public cloud storage into safe, tamper-evident archives
"This partnership delivers unparalleled security and authenticity in a massively-scaled cloud environment," said Jason Hoffman, Founder and Chief Scientist of Joyent. "Organizations can now access a mathematically driven solution that cannot be compromised by human error or breached by cyber miscreants."

"The integration of our unique Keyless Signature technology within the Joyent SmartMachine gives organizations the unprecedented opportunity to trust their applications, logs, and data in the cloud," said Mike Gault, CEO of GuardTime. "We are thrilled to be joining forces with Joyent to provide independently verifiable proof of operating integrity in the cloud for both cloud-based service providers and cloud-consuming institutions around the world."

The GuardTime SmartMachine will be available in December, 2010.

About GuardTime

GuardTime is headquartered in Singapore and founded in Estonia by cryptography experts Dr Märt Saarepera and Dr Ahto Buldas along with Joi Ito and Ambient Sound Investments (ASI), an investment fund formed by the founding engineers of Skype.

For more information on GuardTime, visit http://www.guardtime.com
GuardTime Media Contact:
Dan Brennan
Corporate Ink Public Relations
(617) 969-9192

About Joyent

Joyent is the premier Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider, offering cloud computing solutions worldwide since 2004. Delivering billions of page views per month, Joyent’s Smart Technologies improve performance, scalability, manageability and security for thousands of web and mobile applications. Serving a network of service providers and thousands of customers, Joyent is the only company that runs a major public cloud infrastructure, builds the technologies that power that infrastructure, and uses those technologies to enable multiple third-party public, private, and hybrid clouds. For more information, visit: http://www.joyent.com.