Virtustream, a provider of enterprise cloud software and infrastructure-as-a-service offerings, added software-based “data at rest” encryption to its cloud services portfolio through a partnership with Vormetric, a company that provides encryption and key management technologies.

With the extra protection, Virtustream said its xStream cloud management software and cloud IaaS services provide more secure solutions that allow organizations to safely run critical applications in private, public and hybrid clouds.

The company will now offer Vormetric’s database and file encryption technology to customers that need an additional layer of security to satisfy internal sensitive data policies and compliance mandates regarding business data. For enterprises required to comply with regulatory guidelines and compliance frameworks, this new service will provide a sophisticated approach to protecting highly sensitive data in the cloud, Virtustream said.

The Vormetric security solutions add to the existing security measures in Virtustream clouds, which include layered physical/virtual security, cloud-to-cloud encryption, hardware-level authentication, encrypted VPN, two-factor authentication and various other security and compliance capabilities.

“It can be challenging to get large enterprises to trust the cloud, so this partnership with Vormetric provides a significant security measure required to overcome that concern,” Pete Nicoletti, director of security and compliance at Virtustream, said in a statement. “With Vormetric’s solution, we now have a database encryption security option suitable for customers who are required to comply with executive mandates or compliance frameworks but have not yet deployed encryption at their database or application layer.”