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Posted on: October 6, 2010

Protegrity Selected as Sole Validated Enterprise Data Security Solution within IBM Retail Industry Framework

STAMFORD, Conn., October 6, 2010 – Protegrity USA, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end data security solutions, today announced that it has been validated by International Business Machines, Corp. (NYSE:IBM) within the IBM Retail Industry Framework. The IBM Retail Industry Framework selects companies that provide innovative solutions to the retail industry that integrate well with IBM system configurations and software products. Protegrity will become the first and only validated enterprise data security solution within the framework and will be recommended to IBM Business Partners. Through this partnership, Protegrity will provide a comprehensive end-to-end data security solution known for its flexibility, low impact on system performance and easy deployment on complex infrastructures to retailers. IBM Business Partners will also be protected by next-generation tokenization technology that helps customers meet strict Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance requirements while reducing PCI audit costs by as much as 50 percent. “The complexity of mainframe computing environments has driven IBM DB2 users to avoid protecting sensitive information moving through these systems by relying on compensating controls as a temporary solution to meet PCI DSS requirements,” said Iain Kerr, president and CEO, Protegrity. “By partnering with IBM, Protegrity is providing a permanent solution to meeting these requirements that integrates with enterprise key management capabilities for companies to actually protect data on the mainframe rather than using compensating controls.” IBM Industry Framework validated solutions adhere to definitive criteria for operation with specific IBM system configurations and software products that provide valuable solutions to IBM Business Partners. For more information, please go here:

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 security requirements while protecting their sensitive data, brand, and business reputation. For more information, please log on to # # #