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CipherCloud Enables Healthcare Pioneer to Deliver a Medical Audit Solution Securely in the Cloud

Sensitive Medical Data Is Protected -- Ensuring Compliance and Eliminating Privacy Concerns

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/16/12 -- CipherCloud, the market-leading provider of cloud information protection gateways for cloud applications and platforms, today announced that Medical Audit & Review Solutions (MARS) has deployed the CipherCloud Gateway to encrypt Protected Health Information (PHI) as part of a custom cloud-based development project called the MARS PROBE Platform. This data includes information related to specialty medical claims and is utilized by MARS' physician auditors.

MARS is at the forefront of healthcare audit specialization, leveraging sophisticated analytics, specialized content, and a team of specially trained physicians to audit claims for medical necessity. Through this approach, MARS can detect overpayments, fraud, and abuse in the healthcare system that is invisible to conventional audit methodologies.

CipherCloud's award-winning solution, CipherCloud Gateway, protects sensitive data in real-time across multiple cloud applications without impacting functionality or performance. The solution uses comprehensive security controls including strong encryption, tokenization, activity monitoring, and malware detection to address organizations' data privacy, residency, security, and compliance concerns.

"We take our responsibility to protect healthcare-related information extremely seriously, and choose to ensure a level of security that not only satisfies, but far exceeds the baseline requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), HITECH and other critical health industry guidelines," said Michael Olson, Senior IT Program Manager at MARS. "We need to store volumes of data at rest in the cloud in encrypted format, and the ease in which CipherCloud enables us to do this is one of the key factors that has allowed us to set the bar high for our own internal requirements, while maintaining full compliance with industry regulations."

The decision to deploy the CipherCloud solution is also strategic as MARS rolls out a new and increased level of customer service by launching a customer portal in which customers themselves can access encrypted information, all supported by the CipherCloud Gateway. "We considered several solutions, but at the end of the day the CipherCloud Gateway stood alone as the best fit for our goal of delivering a cloud portal environment that is not just customer-friendly and easy to use, but is also highly secure," said Olson.

"CipherCloud is committed to helping the healthcare industry leverage the benefits of the cloud by securing Protected Health Information (PHI) with end-to-end control of data and thereby eliminating security and compliance concerns," said Pravin Kothari, founder and CEO of CipherCloud. "MARS provides an innovative medical audit solution. We're very excited to play a key role in MARS' journey to the cloud."

A speaker from MARS will participate in the online panel discussion "A Secure Cloud as the New Healthcare IT Platform," moderated by Ramy Houssaini, founder of the Healthcare Security Alliance, on Thursday, June 7th at 10:00 a.m. Pacific. Registration for the online panel discussion is free at: http://pages.ciphercloud.com/ASecureCloudastheNewHealthcareITPlatform.html.

About CipherCloud
CipherCloud is the market-leading provider of cloud information protection gateways that enable enterprises to securely adopt cloud applications and platforms by eliminating concerns about data privacy, residency, security, and regulatory compliance. CipherCloud's operations-preserving encryption and tokenization technology secures sensitive information in real time, before it's sent to the cloud, without impacting usability or performance, or requiring any change to the application. CipherCloud has been recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in Cloud Security in 2011. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, CipherCloud is backed by premier venture capital firms including Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, and T-Venture, the venture capital arm of Deutsche Telekom. For more information, visit http://www.ciphercloud.com/ and follow us on Twitter @ciphercloud.

About Medical Audit & Review Solutions (MARS)
MARS is focused solely on medical necessity audit and review. MARS is a private firm with deep experience in medical practice, utilization review, information technology, auditing and actuarial science. MARS' founding principles are grounded in the belief that medical necessity audit excellence leads to a better health care system. Visit MARS at www.marsauditor.com.

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