Thales eSecurity News Release

Vormetric Improves Enterprise Data Security Intelligence

Enterprises to better protect sensitive information and pre-empt data breaches

SAN JOSE, Calif. – February 13, 2013 – Vormetric, the leader in enterprise data security for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today announced its strategy and initial steps to enhance enterprise security intelligence. As hackers improve their ability to penetrate traditional defenses with attacks such as advanced persistent threats (APTs), Vormetric Data Security can help enterprises gather security intelligence around what is happening to their sensitive data so they can counter such threats better and faster.

As a recent Forrester Research analysis summarized, “Targeted attacks are on the rise. The attacks are increasingly more sophisticated, and our detection and response capabilities are woefully inadequate. Advanced persistent threats (APTs), espionage, spear phishing, and seemingly perpetual disrupted denial of service (DDoS) attacks dominate the headlines. We typically don’t have to wait more than a month before we learn of a major organization suffering a significant security incident.”

Vormetric’s security intelligence strategy builds on the existing capabilities of the Vormetric Data Security product portfolio. Vormetric Data Security currently helps enable enterprises to better understand their security posture and avoid data breaches by providing Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions — like Splunk, HP ArcSight, LogRhythm and others — with valuable security and audit data. Vormetric’s support for log file formats, including CEF and RFC 5424, enables enterprises to quickly feed information from Vormetric Data Security into their existing SIEM environment. By “watching the watcher” and reporting on root and system administrator activities, Vormetric enables enterprises to understand unusual data access patterns before data breaches occur.

Vormetric’s near-term plans are to enhance the existing solution with cloud service provider (CSP) security intelligence information to its Vormetric Data Security solution. Longer-term, the company ’s vision is to provide an ecosystem of data security related security intelligence collection and analysis resource offerings that connect to security intelligence and SIEM solutions, providing Vormetric customers with the ability to understand quickly and easily what is happening to their sensitive information, wherever it resides.

“As recent compromises at the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post highlight, perimeters are permeable and enterprises need to improve their knowledge of what is happening to sensitive information,” said Ashvin Kamaraju, Vormetric’s vice president for product development. “Vormetric allows enterprises to protect what matters by providing critical security intelligence information about sensitive information assets.”

About Vormetric

Vormetric (@Vormetric) is the industry leader in data security solutions that span physical, virtual and cloud environments. Data is the new currency and Vormetric helps enterprise customers and government agencies protect what matters — their sensitive data — from both internal and external threats. The company's scalable solution suite protects any file, any database and any application — anywhere it resides — while maintaining application performance and avoiding key management complexity. Many of the world's largest and most security-conscious organisations and government agencies, including 17 of the Fortune 25, have standardised on Vormetric to protect their sensitive data and provide them with advanced security intelligence. For more information, visit www.thalesesecurity.com.

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