Encrypting sensitive data in databases has clearly gone beyond optional, and is now a firm requirement. Whether an organization is looking to secure intellectual property, comply with privacy or regulatory mandates, or simply guard the organization’s brand against the damage associated with data breaches, database encryption represents a vital imperative.
By providing database encryption for sensitive data in databases, organizations can establish a strong line of defense that can help secure sensitive assets against a range of threats. However, while the reasons to adopt database encryption are clear, that doesn’t mean the effort is simple. In fact, for many organizations, database encryption has presented a range of obstacles, including degraded database performance, laborious revisions to application code, and complex and time consuming key management efforts.
With Vormetric solutions, you can gain the capabilities you need to encrypt and secure sensitive assets in databases, while avoiding the challenges traditionally associated with database encryption. Today, Vormetric offers a range of offerings that help safeguard assets in databases. Following is more information on each product:
Vormetric Transparent Encryption offers the capabilities you need to employ strong database encryption, with minimal effort and performance implications. With Vormetric Transparent Encryption, you can secure sensitive assets in databases across your enterprise, whether you’re running Oracle, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Sybase, NoSQL environments, or any combination thereof. Vormetric Transparent Encryption offers these key features:
For organizations that need to apply more granular encryption, including at the column or field level within databases, Vormetric offers Vormetric Application Encryption. Vormetric Application Encryption simplifies the integration of encryption into existing corporate applications. The product features standards-based APIs, which are used to perform cryptographic and key management operations. Vormetric Application Encryption equips you with these capabilities:
For enterprises that have chosen to use Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) in their Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server environments, Vormetric offers an encryption solution that enables secure and efficient management of cryptographic keys.
Vormetric Key Management can centrally manage keys from all Vormetric products, Microsoft TDE, Oracle TDE, and other Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP)-compliant encryption platforms. As a result, organizations can more centrally and securely manage all their encryption keys, while streamlining key administration efforts.
By leveraging Vormetric Key Management, security teams can avoid the cost and effort of having to support multiple key managers—and more easily ensure keys are properly stored, secured, and backed up. Vormetric Key Management also offers these advantages:
We run a diverse environment; including a Sun Solaris™ 10 stack for our legacy OLTP Sybase system and multiple Microsoft® SQL servers that host newer applications. In order to keep our IT operations running efficiently, we wanted a single encryption product that could support everything.
Trey Smith, Driven Solutions’ chief technical officer
Another significant factor was the way that Vormetric avoids us having to make any changes to our applications, storage or internal processes. We really liked being able use a single integrated solution for data encryption and key management to secure our diverse set of structured and unstructured data across the environment.