Imperva, Inc. (NYSE:IMPV) has recently launched its first cloud point of presence (POP) using Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Amazon Web Services (AWS), enabling Imperva Skyfence Cloud Gateway data to be stored within the European Union (EU).
New Cloud POP
Primarily, the new data centers in Germany will allow Imperva Skyfence Cloud Gateway clients whose operations are based in Europe to be in full compliance with EU regulatory requirements, which include the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Since most of the company’s clients do business in Europe, the introduction of a new cloud POP in the region addresses the needs of many clients.
“The new Imperva Skyfence (Cloud Gateway) cloud POP is a significant step toward helping them (clients) to meet requirements under current EU data privacy regulations and future GDPR mandates for data residing in cloud apps,” elaborated Meg Bear, Imperva Senior Vice President (SVP) of Cloud Services.
The Imperva Skyfence Cloud Gateway provides control and visibility over cloud apps, facilitating a 100% safe use. In compliance with EU regulatory requirements such as the GDPR, it also provides location details as to where data is stored. More importantly, Imperva Skyfence Cloud Gateway restricts data activity that can violate the said regulations.
The GDPR is the new cloud data regulation of the EU. It is mainly a consolidation of all data protection rules and regulations in Europe, simplifying all the requirements for the benefit of EU members and companies alike.
The GDPR will be fully implemented by 2018.
Contribution to Cyber Security Guide
In other news, Imperva has announced last month that it is imparting its cyber security expertise to the 2017 TAG Cyber Security Annual— Practical Handbook and Reference Guide for the Working Cyber Security Professional.
The initiative aims to equip cyber security professionals with improved capabilities to counter cutting-edge cyberattacks. Anthony Bettencourt, Imperva CEO and President, has reiterate that the company is thrilled to take part in this initiative to shape a better future in the cyber security front.
Imperva has closed at $50.50 on Wednesday while Amazon.com ended the last session at $834.09.