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Posted on: December 1, 2014

Protegrity Recognized as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s Market Guide for Data-Centric Audit and Protection

Protegrity is the only data security provider to hit every major category in the report

STAMFORD, CT – December 1, 2014 – Protegrity, the leading provider of data-centric enterprise data security solutions, today announced that it has been identified as a representative vendor in the Gartner "Market Guide for Data-Centric Audit and Protection" report.1 Gartner identified Protegrity as the only representative vendor operating across all four data silos (big data, cloud EFSS, database and files) and offering solutions in all five DCAP capabilities profiled in the report (data classification and discovery, data security policy management, monitoring of user privileges and activity, auditing and reporting, and data protection).

According to Gartner, “The exponential growth in data generation and usage is rendering current methods of data security governance obsolete, requiring significant changes in both architecture and solution approaches.”

"As pioneers of the data security industry, the Protegrity team welcomes its inclusion in the Gartner ‘Market Guide for Data-Centric Audit and Protection’ report," said Suni Munshani, CEO of Protegrity. "Able to adapt to the ever changing data security landscape, Protegrity’s innovative technology is backed by more than 30 granted or pending industry patents, all of which provide superior protection unique to the Protegrity Data Security Platform."

The Protegrity Data Security Platform is designed with a modular deployment architecture and centralized controls. The Enterprise Security Administrator (ESA) provides central control of policy, key management, auditing and reporting. The policy created and maintained in ESA is deployed to points where data is secured with Protegrity’s data protectors that provide blanket protection in complex, heterogeneous environments, utilizing various data protection methods, including Protegrity Vaultless Tokenization (PVT), format-preserving encryption, strong encryption, masking, and monitoring. Gartner clients may access the full report on the Gartner web site.

About Protegrity: Proven Experts in Data Security

Protegrity is the only enterprise data security software platform that leverages scalable, data-centric encryption, tokenization and masking to help businesses secure sensitive information while maintaining data usability. Built for complex, heterogeneous business environments, the Protegrity Data Security Platform provides unprecedented levels of data security certified across applications, data warehouses, mainframes, big data, and cloud environments. Companies trust Protegrity to help them manage risk, achieve compliance, enable business analytics, and confidently adopt new platforms. For additional information visit

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1 Gartner "Market Guide for Data-Centric Audit and Protection" by Brian Lowans and Earl Perkins, 21 November 2014

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