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Posted on: February 28, 2012

Protegrity Releases Version 6.0 of Its Data Security Platform; Extends "Tokenize Everywhere" Strategy

New Solution Delivers Modern Tokenization to Cloud Computing, Big Data and Mainframe Platforms

STAMFORD, Conn., February 28, 2012 Protegrity USA, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end data security solutions, announces version 6.0 of the Protegrity Data Security Platform, a tokenization-based solution to secure valuable payment card and personally identifiable information such as email addresses, social security numbers, and credit card numbers. Tokenization enables organizations to store high-risk data by replacing sensitive information with randomly-generated tokens that hold no value to anyone gaining unauthorized access to that data. Because tokens resemble the original data, there is no maintenance or conversion costs when securing data within applications or corporate databases, and companies can analyze and manipulate the data while it is still secure. Version 6.0 extends Protegrity’s data protection enabling organizations to protect their data stored in the cloud, including public, private and hybrid cloud environments. Version 6.0 further broadens the platform by supporting additional large-scale computing and data warehouse platforms. “With the explosion of cloud computing and Big Data, enterprises need the flexibility to securely store and manipulate data in multiple locations,” said Yigal Rozenberg, Vice President, Products, and Chief Architect, Protegrity. “This latest version of the Protegrity Data Security Platform leverages the most up-to-date tokenization technology – proven to be one of the most efficient ways of securing structured data – to secure data no matter where it is. In other words, our protection travels with the data itself, ensuring continuous security and compliance.” Protegrity Data Security Platform 6.0 The Protegrity Data Security Platform delivers end-to-end data security — from acquisition to deletion and every point in between — by using the most advanced tokenization technology for structured data, combined with strong, flexible encryption to secure unstructured data, which cannot be tokenized.  Protegrity tokenizes data far more easily and faster than any other tokenization method, while reducing the scope and associated costs of complying with PCI-DSS or HIPAA requirements for processing sensitive customer data. Available this quarter, version 6.0 extends Protegrity’s commitment to delivering total data security to protect sensitive information in any form, stored anywhere, on any platform. Key features of Protegrity Data Security Platform 6.0:

  • Tokenization in the Cloud: Organizations looking to adopt cloud computing must securely store sensitive customer data in compliance with strict government regulations. While most cloud computing vendors provide access control security, they do not protect the data itself in the event of a malicious user, rogue employee, or cloud server outage. Protegrity 6.0 introduces cloud versions of its data protectors enabling organizations to tokenize the data itself in databases, applications, and other file types on the most widely-used cloud servers, including Amazon Cloud. Protegrity provides cloud-based protection for Oracle, IBM DB2, and Microsoft SQL databases, as well as for private cloud solutions such as Teradata Active Data Warehouse (ADW).
  • Big Data Protection: Big Data – the massive datasets collected from web sites, mobile phones, customer interactions, and other transactions - may contain sensitive financial or personally identifiable information. Protegrity 6.0 delivers advanced encryption and tokenization protection for popular Big Data platforms, including Apache Hadoop (see recent news: Big Data Protector for Hadoop) and Teradata Aster analytic solutions. In addition, Protegrity is also extending tokenization and data protection to other large-scale enterprise platforms, including HP NonStop and IBM mainframes. The seamless support for both on-premise and cloud ensures end-to-end protection for data as it migrates between different environments.
  • Expanded Tokenization Capabilities: Version 6.0 delivers a number of breakthrough capabilities to further strengthen the company’s proven tokenization technology. It expands on the types of data that can be tokenized, more easily supporting variable international data sets such as date formats, as well as new text and numeric types, and incorporates new technologies for creating stronger, more unique tokens.
  • Other Protegrity 6.0 Capabilities: Corporate Directory Control: By providing tight integration between the Protegrity Data Security Platform and LDAP-style corporate directories, 6.0 gives IT and security professionals the option to synchronize directory membership with security policies at the protection point. This reduces the need to redeploy policies each time an employee changes roles or responsibilities.File Protector Appliance: Version 6.0 integrates file protection into the network infrastructure, delivering additional flexibility in how and where companies can encrypt data. The appliance can replace the corporate file server and act as a file vault, or can be configured as a gateway in front of the file server.

About Protegrity:  Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., 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, 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 sensitive data, brand, and business reputation. For more information, please visit