Thales eSecurity News Release

Vormetric Teams With Oracle to Support Oracle® Database Vault

SANTA CLARA, CA - April 26, 2006 - Vormetric today announced plans to support Oracle® Database Vault with CoreGuard, the company's product that provides transparent encryption of Oracle data files, helping to prevent indirect access and enabling compliance with encryption regulations. By helping to prevent tampering of Oracle configuration files and audit logs stored in the OS file system, CoreGuard coupled with Oracle Database Vault will enable joint customers to enforce stronger security policies to help decrease insider security threats and better meet today's stringent regulatory compliance requirements.

"Vormetric CoreGuard provides an extra layer of protection on top of Oracle Data Vault that extends data security to the operating system," said Rick McPhee, Vormetric Vice President of Engineering. "The added protection delivered by Vormetric CoreGuard helps further secure Oracle configuration files and audit logs stored in the OS file system."

Developed to protect against the "insider threat," Oracle Database Vault provides flexible and adaptable security controls to implement incremental restrictions on data and application access privileges to assist in meeting stringent security and compliance mandates. Oracle Database Vault is a component of Oracle's portfolio of security products and can be used in conjunction with other Oracle Database security technologies including Oracle Label Security, Oracle Transparent Data Encryption, Oracle Virtual Private Database and Oracle Secure Backup, for even greater levels of information assurance."

Organizations from all geographies and industries are seeking technologies such as Oracle Database Vault to streamline compliance mandates and securely limit access to sensitive data inside the database," said Vipin Samar, vice president, Database Security, Oracle. "Working with companies such as Vormetric will help further drive the security and compliance benefits of Oracle Database Vault.

Vormetric is a partner in the Oracle PartnerNetwork.

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of 16,000 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer to customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle can qualify for the Oracle Certified Partner levels.

About Vormetric

Vormetric is the leader in data security management and enforcement solutions. Vormetric Data Security provides a centrally managed, high performance, easy-toimplement, distributed solution that solves the pressing compliance, security and risk management challenges facing today’s enterprises and government agencies. Vormetric’s application- and 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 230 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
  • 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.