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AURO Cloud Adds Two-Factor Authentication, Offers More Secure Access to Cloud Computing Services and Applications

AURO adds Two-Factor Authentication to upgrade their suite of security mechanisms for businesses and developers.

Vancouver, BC (PRNewswire) October 20, 2015

In their continuing effort to bring improved enterprise cloud computing to Canada, AURO, the public cloud division of Canadian Web Hosting, has made available several new security enhancements on their OpenStack-based public cloud platform, including Two-Factor Authentication.

Two-Factor Authentication

Two-Factor Authentication adds an extra layer of security on top of the standard username and password style of authentication and provides an additional security mechanism for businesses and developers to meet their ongoing corporate authentication requirements.

Today many of Canada's most demanding organizations and developers are deploying services on the AURO cloud platform and are benefiting from a highly scalable, API driven cloud framework that delivers cloud computing across Canada. Because of that AURO, a 100% Canadian cloud, has implemented several authentication services including Twilio and Google's Security Token Service (STS) that enables user authentication, authorization and single sign-on to to services located virtually anywhere – including perimeter networks, partner networks and in the cloud.

AURO was built to give Canada its first true enterprise public cloud that can support a wide range of cloud computing requirements. With a free account, open APIs, Canadian cloud storage and enhanced management tools, customers get immediate access to a single platform that can deliver highly scalable public cloud computing, private cloud and hybrid cloud services. AURO's services were designed to include operational and architectural compatibility with AWS. In addition, businesses now have cloud computing pricing that matches or beats all other providers along with data control by keeping their data in Canada and benefiting from Canada's robust data privacy laws.

"We are looking to differentiate our cloud – become a unique Canadian cloud provider with a singular platform that invests in infrastructure encompassing services to serve all our clients. The goal is help our customers onboard easily, quickly, and securely. The Two-Factor Authentication option is one among our suite of products that we know will protect the data stored within our cloud," says AURO's Chief Strategy Officer Matt McKinney.

AURO's Enterprise Security

AURO is focused on protection of the entry points including the API endpoints that power the cloud control plane) and the cloud resources themselves. In doing so, they are able to mitigate or eliminate the effects of denial of service attacks, unauthorized remote access, transmission of malformed data, as well as destruction of data. AURO's cloud security utilizes a defense-in-depth strategy that embeds security controls at every layer of the cloud. Some of these controls include:

  • OS Hardening (such as removal of non-essential packages and services)
  • Logging for a secure network audit trail, Network Access Control Lists for resource network partitioning
  • Encryption via SSL/TLS-enabled API endpoints
  • Restricted Operator Access via the secure administration gateway
  • Virtual Private Cloud that increases network isolation for application services

About AURO Enterprise Cloud

AURO creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on businesses, public organizations, and their customers. As Canada's first true enterprise public cloud, AURO brings together the technical expertise to give everyone access to the cloud without the need to build complicated or expensive technologies. It's easy to use, self-service and regardless of whether you're a startup or an enterprise supporting multiple apps, AURO makes the cloud available to everyone. AURO delivers a portfolio of services that include IT Infrastructure and Cloud Hosting, while giving users the benefits of Canada's unique regulatory environment and data security, all within a 100% Canadian platform. For more information, visit or email sales at Follow us on Twitter at @auro_io..

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