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DEFENDERS OF DATA

Category: Encryption

30 May
2014

Yesterday, we announced the general availability of Vormetric Data Security Release 5, Version 5.2.1.  This is a full release for our set of Data Security Platform products, including extensive enhancements to our flagship Vormetric Transparent Encryption product, our new Vormetric Application Encryption offering, updates to our Data Security Manager appliance, encryption agents, key management and more.  The release is the culmination of significant work by Vormetric product development, product management and product marketing teams and further extends our platform to […]

29 May
2014

The Vormetric Data Security Platform Yesterday was a big day for Vormetric, the culmination of the long process of creating a new product – Vormetric Application Encryption.  This offering is a major extension of our Data Security Platform, giving our customers powerful capabilities for granularly encrypting field, column and file data within enterprise and web applications, as well as cloud and big data environments. With the addition of Vormetric Application Encryption to the Vormetric Data Protection Platform, we have created […]

26 May
2014

It seems pretty clear that eBay didn’t properly safeguard their user information. We can expect that perimeters and firewalls will be penetrated – The Verizon data breach report gives a 90% chance of compromising an account after 10 phishing attempts, and malicious software installed as a result  is often undetectable by AV or Network monitoring and penetration tools.  Other attacks on applications (SQL injections, stack overflows) often result in an attacker gaining root privileges on machines and then using the […]

08 May
2014

In mid-April, Verizon released their annual Data Breach Investigations Report. The report accounts for not only breaches, but also “incidents” unlike previous years which only covered reported breaches. The new 10 year trend summary explains that servers accounted for the highest number of breaches and greatest percentage of breaches by asset type—accounting for around 45% in 2013. This signifies that the number of breaches from servers is up nearly 300% from 2009 – less than 200 in 2009 to nearly 800 […]

02 May
2014
Categories : Cloud Security, Encryption            Leave a comment            Tags: , , , , ,

We passed a great milestone this week – our second Cloud marketplace implementation for Vormetric Transparent Encryption as we added support for IBM Cloud Marketplace to our existing AWS Marketplace offering. If you are an enterprise looking to take advantage of the flexibility, cost savings and business agility that comes with using cloud-based resources, we already know something that’s been at the top of your list – How can I safely use sensitive data and take advantage of these resources […]

24 Apr
2014
Categories : Big Data, Data Protection, Data Security, Encryption, HIPAA, HITECH            1Comments            Tags: , ,

Cloudera recently announced the general availability of Cloudera HADOOP Version 5 (CDH 5), also dubbed as the “Enterprise Data Hub”.   Vormetric is proud and pleased that we have once again successfully certified Vormetric Data Security for Cloudera HADOOP. This further strengthens our partnership and demonstrates our commitment to mutual customers. With a recent investment of one billion dollars in Cloudera and Hortonworks, the two leading HADOOP distribution companies, the market has validated the potential market size (rumored to be about […]

22 Apr
2014
Categories : Data Breach, Encryption            Leave a comment            Tags: , , ,

Organizations that have sensitive data have a perennial problem with using cloud resources …. Gaining the benefits of their use without exposing data that is required to be protected by compliance regimes, government data breach regulations or just because it is critical intellectual property. Click to Tweet: Protect high value data in AWS – @Vormetric teams with @AWSMarketplace in Security Software Free Trial amzn.to/QAhz95 If this is you, we’d really like you to “give our solution a spin” on Amazon […]

08 Apr
2014

Here at Vormetric, we just issued the European Edition of our Insider Threat Report.  Although the report focused on Insider Threats, we also included a strong focus on SaaS and Cloud Provider use for enterprises – both on the additional Insider Threat concerns around SaaS and Cloud Services and about what those enterprises would like to see that would increase their use.  Today I’m going into details that we didn’t highlight in the report, but which are directly relevant to […]

20 Mar
2014

It isn’t any surprise that Cloud Security is still at the top of every Enterprise’s concerns about using cloud resources and services.  Since the inception of cloud services, security has been a top concern, and one of the reasons that the largest investments by enterprises to date have been private cloud related.  That hasn’t stopped lines of business from using cloud services without authorization, or stopped enterprises from putting their “toe in the water” with non-critical projects, limited SaaS applications […]

The Currency of Convenience

Posted By: Alan Kessler
05 Mar
2014
Categories : Data Encryption, Data Security, Encryption            Leave a comment            Tags: , , , ,

There’s no better place to gauge the state of the security industry than the RSA Conference. At this year’s event, the Vormetric team had a chance to touch base with our fellow industry professionals, chat with analysts and the media, and discuss some of the top-of-mind events that have security professionals buzzing. It was time well-spent and once again a fantastic experience. Chief among those buzzworthy items is a recent piece from Bloomberg’s Chris Strohm, in which former NSA cybersecurity […]