Thales eSecurity News Release

BlueArc and Vormetric Deliver High-Performance Storage Security Solution

SANTA CLARA, Calif., - April 7, 2009 - BlueArc® Corporation, the leader in scalable, high-performance unified network storage, and Vormetric, Inc., the leader in data security management and enforcement solutions, today announced interoperability between BlueArc Titan storage solutions and Vormetric Data Security, providing mutual customers with a combination of strong, data-level security and world-record speed and scalability. The companies' partnership addresses the storage requirements for regulated and high-security data centers—including measures such as separation of duties, encryption, access control and centralized key management—without compromising fast access to information.

"BlueArc customers run some of the world's most demanding IT environments in sectors where both storage performance and data security are mission-critical," said Bridget Warwick, vice president of marketing at BlueArc. "Together with Vormetric, we partner with customers to further protect their data without adding complexity or constraints to their storage infrastructure."

Customers in data-intensive industries such as financial services, oil and gas and electronic discovery rely on BlueArc Titan for storage efficiency, delivering high throughput, superior performance and capacity—up to 4 petabytes of disk. Vormetric Data Security provides these enterprises with a means to secure sensitive data via a centrally managed, transparent, policy- based and high-performance approach to data encryption that is designed to operate in distributed, high speed, and heterogeneous IT environments. Unlike conventional in-line encryption solutions that interfere with file indexing and data access, Vormetric supports both storage and security management through maintaining system visibility while automatically enforcing "need-to-know" data security policies.

"The storage of sensitive data is growing exponentially and the requirement to eliminate risk of unauthorized data exposure is growing with it. Together, BlueArc and Vormetric meet pressing enterprise needs for high speed, manageable, scalable and secure network attached storage," said Gretchen Hellman, vice president of marketing at Vormetric. "Coupled with BlueArc's storage innovation, Vormetric allows enterprises to place security controls directly on sensitive data without negative impacts to performance or information management."

About Vormetric

Vormetric is the leader in data security management and enforcement solutions. Vormetric's applicationand database-transparent solution outperforms other offerings to provide stronger and broader data security at a fraction of the management and implementation cost. Vormetric's more than 500 customers represent the world's most trusted brands, outsourcing providers and highly security conscious government agencies. Vormetric technology has received strong market validation for its innovative approach to data security, including:

  • Selection by IBM as the core database encryption solution for DB2 and Informix on LinuxTM, Unix® and Windows
  • Computerworld Technology Innovation Award
  • Selection by Symantec to provide the Symantec Veritas NetBackupTM Media Server Encryption Option
  • Partnership with Oracle to secure the execution environment for Oracle® Database Vault
  • Five patents issued and nine patents pending

Vormetric is a trademark of Vormetric, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.