With Vormetric’s partnership, Virtustream is providing an additional an additional layer of security to satisfy internal sensitive data policies and compliance mandates regarding business data. The company's new data encryption offering facilitates enterprises to comply with regulatory guidelines and compliance frameworks and other industry standards.
This solution emphasises encryption at the file/folder level, transparently across all major database platforms. It also enables creation of specific roles for a variety of support models from zero client touch, to co-managed operations, to full key management by clients. Vormetric met expectations of Virtustream in all aspects, hence the partnership. Virtustream offers the Vormetric solution in a SaaS model with elastic, consumption-based pricing—services are priced per virtual CPU of each database server, as opposed to traditional perpetual licensing models.
Virtustream also offers and manages encryption of client databases at their location in the client’s datacentre before they even move the workload to the Virtustream cloud. This helps customers that are concerned with protecting personally identifiable information (PII) and other sensitive information to achieve regulatory compliance and avoid potential data breach costs.
According to Bruce Johnson, vice president for worldwide sales and service operations at Vormetric, File-level encryption is the most effective and flexible approach to cloud data security for enterprises.
“It can be challenging to get large enterprises to trust the cloud, so this partnership with Vormetric provides a significant security measure required to overcome that concern,” said Pete Nicoletti, director of security and compliance at Virtustream. “With Vormetric’s solution, we now have a database encryption security option suitable for customers who are required to comply with executive mandates or compliance frameworks but have not yet deployed encryption at their database or application layer. Adding this capability will make moving mission-critical data to the cloud a more feasible option for any enterprise looking for immediate risk reduction and cost savings.”
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