Sydney-based Microsoft partner, Paradyne, has partnered up with US-based encryption provider, Vaultive, to help enable Australian businesses and agencies tackle issues when moving to Microsoft Office 365.

The partnership is aimed at addressing the concerns that risk-conscious organisations face when looking to benefit from email-as-a-service and other applications delivered as a cloud-based service, including meeting cloud data residency, privacy and unauthorised disclosure requirements.

Vaultive's platform complements Microsoft's cloud service provider security safeguards through an additional layer of data control capabilities based on persistent encryption and retention of the encryption keys by the organisation held accountable for data protection.

"I have encountered numerous global companies that have wanted to use Office 365 or hosted Exchange but simply couldn't because of data sovereignty, privacy, security, legal and regulatory compliance concerns," Microsoft Office 365 MVP and Paradyne CTO, Loryan Strant, said. "The fact that Vaultive enables enterprises to maintain complete control over data in the cloud effectively mitigates those concerns, and further removes data sovereignty as a blocker to cloud adoption."

With Vaultive in place, businesses can maintain full control over their data regardless of where it is transmitted, stored and processed.