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Posted on: July 30, 2013

Protegrity Launches Data Security Platform Release 6.5

Expands Big Data protection capabilities for the enterprise

STAMFORD, CONN., July 30, 2013 – Protegrity USA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end data security solutions, has announced general availability of release 6.5 of the Protegrity Data Security Platform. This latest release further expands the Protegrity Big Data Protector capabilities to include support and certification on many Apache Hadoop distributions. In addition, the new File Protector Gateway Server provides another powerful yet flexible option for fine-grain data protection of sensitive data before it enters Hadoop or other data stores.

"Release 6.5 demonstrates Protegrity's continued focus on centralized security management, and innovation in supporting enterprise-wide data protection. With advanced appliance clustering and infinitely scalable on-node protection capabilities to support parallel, distributed computing environments such as Hadoop and Teradata, the feature-rich flexibility of the Protegrity Data Security Platform allows companies to easily expand and control security throughout their enterprises," said Yigal Rozenberg, Protegrity VP Products.

Additional Big Data Platform Support & Certification The Protegrity Big Data Protector has been certified to support even more distributions of Apache Hadoop, including IBM Big Insights, Pivotal, Hortonworks, Cloudera, and MapR. Utilizing strong encryption for coarse-grain file or volume protection, patent-pending Vaultless Tokenization on the node for fine-grain field level protection, and central policy control for access management, the Protegrity Big Data Protector secures all sensitive data in Hadoop from external and internal threats. Users and business processes can continue to analyze the secure data for transformative decision-making insights, and as part of the Protegrity Data Security Platform, data is secured from the point of acquisition to deletion, across the heterogeneous enterprise. New Product - File Protector Gateway Server The File Protector Gateway Server (FPGS) functions as a protected zone outside of Hadoop, or other data systems. It allows sensitive data elements in structured data files to be parsed and protected or un-protected using Protegrity Vaultless Tokenization, masking, or encryption before entering or leaving data systems. The FPGS uses a protection policy to determine the data elements to be protected/un-protected and the protection method to be used. After protecting/un-protecting data elements, the file can be moved elsewhere, to another machine, platform, or outside the enterprise, or remain in the FPGS in secure storage. Other Highlights:

  • ROW LEVEL PROTECTOR FOR TERADATA - The Row Level Protector for Teradata provides flexible data protection for multi-tenant Teradata databases. It allows multiple users from different departments or even different companies to use the same protected Teradata database table, while preventing them from accessing each other’s data in other rows of the table.
  • SIMPLIFIED MANAGEMENT OF TOKENIZATION POLICY - Policy management for tokenization in the Enterprise Security Administrator (ESA) has been simplified, making it even easier to centrally control policy across elastic Hadoop clusters and heterogeneous enterprise environments.
  • APPLIANCE CLUSTERING – Appliances can now be clustered in a “trusted network” to simplify synchronizing configuration files and to run the same command on all appliances in the same cluster.

New Platforms Supported:

  • DB2 9.7 on SLES 10
  • Teradata 14 on SLES 10 and SLES 11
  • MS SQL 2012 on Windows 2008
  • Teradata Aster
  • Greenplum MPP Database

"We are very excited about the expanded Big Data capabilities of release 6.5," said Protegrity CEO, Suni Munshani. "The broadening of support and flexible new options for data security across the enterprise, particularly in the fast moving Big Data environment, solidify Protegrity as the industry leader in data security innovation."

For full details on Protegrity Data Security Platform release 6.5, email About Protegrity: Headquartered in Stamford, CT, Protegrity provides high performance, infinitely scalable, end-to-end data security solutions that protect sensitive information across the enterprise from the point of acquisition to deletion. The company’s award-winning software products span a variety of data protection methods, including end-to-end encryption, Vaultless Tokenization, masking, and monitoring and are backed by several important data protection technology patents. Currently, more than 200 enterprise customers worldwide rely on Protegrity's comprehensive data security solutions to enable compliance for PCI DSS, HIPAA and other data protection mandates while protecting their sensitive data, brand, and business reputation. For more information, please visit ### Press Contact: Elaine Evans