Protegrity Awarded Patent on New Database Intrusion Detection Method

Enables organizations to proactively respond to threats through database activity monitoring and access controls

Stamford, CT – November 30, 2006 – Protegrity Corporation, a leading provider of data security management solutions to the enterprise, has been awarded United States Patent 7,120,933, a method for detecting intrusion in a database managed by an access control system. Monitoring access rates for each user or group of users enables the system to respond to threats by notifying the access control to alter authorization, denying the access request before any information is transmitted to the user. Access rates may be defined as the number of records a user may access at one time, or the number of records accessed over a certain period of time. Results may address a single query exceeding the allowed limit, or a number of smaller queries, individually allowed, but when aggregated, blocked. Protegrity plans to add this new capability to the Defiance DPS family of data protection software solutions, extending customers’ management and control of critical data re-sources. “When we implement this patent in Defiance, our customers will gain yet another method for integrating and delivering enterprise-wide data security,” said Gordon Rapkin, presi-dent & CEO of Protegrity. “Providing access controls with input from the database gives clients more protection in real-time to help stop bad actors.” To get more detail on Protegrity’s integrated approach to data security management, and to find out more about this functionality and the Defiance family of data protection solutions, contact Paul Giardina at 203.326.7200, or visit the website,


Protegrity Corporation delivers enterprise-wide data security management solutions for end-to-end protection for applications and sensitive data, enabling companies to deploy comprehensive security policies with centralized management and auditing. Protegrity is committed to protecting sensitive data wherever it resides in today’s highly distributed and heterogeneous computing environments. Protegrity empowers management to take responsibility for sensitive data by mitigating legal and financial risks associated with security breaches and assuring compliance with regulatory requirements for data security. For more than ten years, Protegrity’s award-winning technology has enabled customers to address and resolve critical security challenges. Protegrity invented the core technology used for data-level encryption and owns key patents for database and application security and protection. For more information call 203.326.7200 x1004. Protegrity and Defiance are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Protegrity Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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