For most use cases, Vormetric Transparent Encryption, meets an enterprise’s security, contractual and compliance requirements. Vormetric Transparent Encryption applies encryption and access policies “transparently” to data at rest, of any file type and in any environment, at the file or volume level without requiring any application development and maintenance efforts. However, for the applications that require field-level encryption in databases, big data or PaaS applications there is Vormetric Application Encryption.
Vormetric Application Encryption is a library to simplify integrating application-level encryption into existing corporate applications. The application encryption library provides a set of documented standard-based APIs used to perform cryptographic and encryption key management operations. Vormetric Application Encryption removes the complexity and risk of implementing an in-house encryption and key management solution.
Example workflow of an application that uses Vormetric Application Encryption to encrypt credit card numbers before written to a database or big data node.
In cases where field-level encryption is mandated for certain applications as a supplement to file-level encryption, there are potential cost savings and efficiencies of a platform approach