BURLINGTON, Mass. -- December 5, 2014 -- Acquia, the digital experience company, today launched Acquia Cloud Shield, an isolated cloud for sites housed within a corporate network. Shield offers all the advantages of the agile, resilient Acquia Platform with the added security of complete network isolation, helping organizations confidently build internal applications faster and securely connect to private data.
“Acquia Cloud Shield combines the security benefit of a private isolated network with the ease of operation of a managed Platform as a Service. Never before have IT organizations been able to this easily bridge their corporate network with the cloud, and launch applications that connect securely to internal services,” said Christopher Stone, senior vice president of products and development at Acquia. “Shield offers a solution to provide security and network-level isolation for those cases where customers use Drupal to create internal applications that make use of private, corporate data.”
Shield offers the most advanced and automated networking and security for Drupal sites. It enables customers to create a virtual private network connection between a corporate data center and Acquia Cloud, allowing users to connect corporate networks to Drupal-based sites through a simple, trusted direct connection. Such secure connections allow Drupal sites to communicate with databases and services such as access protocols hosted on corporate networks, and provide added security for internal applications. In addition, Acquia Cloud Shield gives companies increased control over their virtual networking environment, including selection of their own internal IP address range.
Among the first adopters of Shield are: