Thales eSecurity News Release

IndustrySuite Uses Vormetric Data Security Encryption for Critical Infrastructure and Key Resource Protection Program in Northeast

Vormetric Supports Homeland Security Measures Implemented by IndustrySuite’s Real-Time Personal Identity Verification System

FLEMINGTON, NJ. – July 30, 2008 – IndustrySuite LLC today announced that it is using Vormetric Data Security to meet worker surety requirements for security programs focused on protecting Critical Infrastructures and Key Resources (CI/KR). Vormetric’s encryption and access control and security measures were selected by IndustrySuite to safeguard sensitive information maintained by its Real-Time Verification™ (RTV) system and required by the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) and the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS 201).

IndustrySuite’s patent-pending RTV system, a web-based personal identity-verification technology, is utilized to protect worksites at CI/KRs. RTV securely compiles and protects the sensitive security and critical Infrastructure Information of participating companies from unauthorized users. In the NY/NJ metro region, RTV empowers Secure Worker Access Consortium (S.W.A.C.), a large-scale collaborative effort among public and private authorities, facility owners, contractors, and labor organizations who are partnering to prevent terrorist activity by creating a trusted contractor community. Over 500 organizations, including the Port Authority of NY and NJ, which manages and maintains the bridges, tunnels, bus terminals, airports, PATH, and seaports that are essential to the bi-state region’s trade and transportation capabilities, have joined this effort.

RTV provides real-time, permission-based information sharing, including identity verification and credential validation among disconnected facilities, so security managers can ensure that workers who have unescorted access to CI/KR are known and threat-free.

“As a service provider handling highly-confidential information for organizations that are responding to new security threats and stricter Homeland Security requirements, IndustrySuite regards data security as a core business requirement,” said Dan Krantz, CEO of IndustrySuite. “We are relentless in protecting critical data assets and maintaining the privacy of workers who have entrusted us with their personal information.”

“IndustrySuite selected Vormetric Data Security as our core data security solution based on its performance, availability, and reliability to support our need to provide our users with real-time access to sensitive information across our distributed environment,” Krantz added. “Vormetric has been incredibly easy to use, requiring virtually no development effort or ongoing maintenance. It seamlessly meets our stringent requirements to transparently integrate with layered defenses and custom applications. Vormetric Data Security’s high-performance satisfies our demanding throughput requirements that enable security personnel to authenticate an individual’s identity and access rights in real-time.”

“IndustrySuite’s Real-Time Verification system is a great example of a true public-private partnership that is meeting a crucial need for secure, reliable, and rapidly available information in this age of terrorist threats and heightened concern for national security,” Richard Gorman, president and CEO, Vormetric. “Vormetric is proud to play such an essential part, delivering unmatched data security quickly and effectively. We look forward to working closely with IndustrySuite as RTV expands to secure additional regions throughout the United States and abroad.”

About Vormetric (www.vormetric.com)

Vormetric is the leader in data security management and enforcement solutions. Vormetric Data Security provides a centrally managed, high performance, easy-to-implement, distributed solution that solves the pressing compliance, security and risk management challenges facing today’s enterprises and government agencies. Vormetric's application- and databasetransparent solution outperforms other offerings to provide stronger and broader data security at a fraction of the management and implementation cost.

Vormetric's more than 150 customers represent the world's most trusted brands in financial services, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, media, energy and telecom industries as well as 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
  • Three patents issued and eleven patents pending

About IndustrySuite LLC (www.industrysuite.com)

IndustrySuite® is an application service provider of technology solutions for real-time information management and business process control. The company’s innovative web-based solutions meet unique operational requirements and optimize process performance by emulating existing business processes, unifying disparate business operations, and initiating meaningful communications. IndustrySuite’s technology improves process performance through more effective information management, knowledge sharing, and process control.

In 2007, IndustrySuite LLC co-founded the Secure Worker Access Consortium (S.W.A.C.), a regional cooperative that enables facility owners and contracted labor to securely verify that workers entering sensitive facilities are known and threat-free. IndustrySuite’s Real-Time Verification™ (RTV) serves as the technology platform for this program that helps to create a trusted contractor community, ready to service the region’s critical infrastructures and key resources.

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