Pegasystems Simplifies and Strengthens Data Security with Vormetric
Leading CRM/BPM Provider Deploys Scalable Solution to Automate Cloud Protection and Secure Sensitive Client Data in the Cloud
SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 12, 2013 — Pegasystems (NASDAQ: PEGA), the leading provider of business process management (BPM) and customer relationship management (CRM) software solutions, has standardized on Vormetric Data Security to reassure its global customer base that it is securing their data based on security best practices and compliance requirements. Vormetric, the leader in enterprise data security for physical, virtual and cloud environments, was selected for its ability to automate Pegasystems' data encryption within a leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud service provider as well as to increase the processing speed at which Pegasystems can encrypt its volume within a cloud infrastructure.
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“Our partnership with a recognized data security expert like Vormetric gives us a distinct competitive advantage,” said Jim Walker, Global Head of Pega Cloud Operations and Security. “Our customers are eager to move to the cloud and protecting their data is a foremost concern. With Vormetric Data Security in place, our clients can be confident in the security of our services when it comes to protecting their high-value data. And, our government clients are pleased that we’re using a solution that is already relied upon by major federal agencies.”
“End customers rely on cloud service providers like Pegasystems to protect their data and the best way to do that is to encrypt it at its source,” said Frank Tycksen, Vormetric’s vice president of customer success. “As recent news demonstrates, hackers can break into networks to steal high-value data. Many security products improperly focus on trying to stop threats at the perimeter rather than focusing as close to the data as possible. The Pegasystems deployment is a fantastic example of protecting what matters in a dynamic cloud environment.”
Pegasystems’ cloud offering has grown significantly over the past few years, and managing key rotation processes was becoming unwieldy. Pegasystems needed to simplify its encryption approach with a scalable solution that could keep pace with the company’s rapid growth.
Pegasystems deployed multiple Vormetric Data Security Manager appliances for its global cloud footprint, and is leveraging Vormetric’s Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 3 certified solution to meet the requirements of government clients. The solution is being deployed globally across several hundred cloud server instances and will be used to protect applications and databases, including databases which could be housing personally identifiable health and financial information that is affected by compliance rules such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, as well as other country-specific data breach laws, such as the UK Data Protection Act.
“We protect what matters and simplify data security for our customers, even as they scale in the cloud,” said Derek Tumulak, Vormetric’s vice president of product management. “Pegasystems' deployment illustrates how we enable customer assurance that sensitive data will remain protected — on premise or in the cloud.”
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. In a world of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), Vormetric’s market-leading privileged user access controls and security intelligence are invaluable. 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 securityconscious organizations and government agencies, including 17 of the Fortune 25, have standardized on Vormetric to protect their sensitive data and provide them with advanced security intelligence. For more information, visit www.thalesesecurity.com.