Vormetric Boosts Encryption Speed With Intel On-Chip Support

Vendor supports Intel AES-NI for protecting both structured and unstructured data across all leading database platforms and operating systems

May 2, 2012

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SAN JOSE, Calif. - May 1 , 2012 - Vormetric, Inc., the leader in enterprise encryption and key management, today announced that Vormetric Encryption supports Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) on-chip technology for faster execution of compute intensive encryption/decryption operations. Composed of a set of new instructions on the Intel® Xeon® processors, Intel® AES-NI delivers faster, more affordable data protection and greater security, making pervasive encryption possible in applications where it was previously unfeasible. Vormetric is the first encryption vendor to support Intel® AES-NI for protecting both structured and unstructured data across all leading database platforms and operating systems with benchmarks showing less than 2% performance overhead for transactional workloads on Intel® AES-NI capable platforms.

Vormetric supports Intel® AES-NI for IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Informix, MySQL and other databases running on Linux and Microsoft Windows. Vormetric Encryption works in mixed environments that include servers with and without AES-NI. It automatically checks for the presence of Intel AES-NI technology on a server's CPUs and uses the AES-NI instructions to secure data without impacting application and database response times.

"We are pleased that Vormetric is delivering innovative solutions based on Intel AES-NI," said Paresh Pattani, Director, Data Center Computing, Intel Corporation. "The combination of Vormetric Encryption and the hardware-accelerated encryption built into the Intel® Xeon® processors enables customers to achieve superior encryption performance in the most demanding application environments."

"Encryption is a core and critical component within a layered approach to data protection in physical, virtual and cloud environments," said Ashvin Kamaraju, vice president of product development for Vormetric. "With the increasing volume and types of data that organizations need to encrypt, the integration of Intel AES-NI on-chip technology with Vormetric Encryption frees up CPU cycles to process more data more quickly across all database platforms and operating systems."

Enterprise Encryption Solutions Vormetric Data Security enables enterprises to implement strong encryption and key management to protect structured and unstructured data where ever it resides. Vormetric Encryption is completely transparent to applications and databases, so no modifications to the IT infrastructure are required. Vormetric Encryption and Vormetric Key Management both provide centralized, secure key management and strong separation of duties which protects against unauthorized data access by administrators. Vormetric Encryption supports all leading databases, including IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Informix, MySQL and others as well as unstructured data stores on a variety of Linux, Unix and Windows Platforms.

Availability Vormetric Encryption supporting Intel AES-NI technology is available immediately.

About Vormetric Vormetric (@Vormetric) is the leader in enterprise encryption. The Vormetric Data Security product line provides a single, manageable and scalable solution to manage any key and encrypt any file, any database, any application, anywhere it resides- without sacrificing application performance and avoiding key management complexity. Some of the largest and most security conscious organizations and government agencies in the world, including 15 of the Fortune 25, have standardized on Vormetric to provide strong, easily manageable data security. Vormetric technology has previously been selected by IBM as the database encryption solution for DB2 and Informix on LinuxTM, Unix® and Windows; and by Symantec to provide the Symantec Veritas NetBackupTM Media Server Encryption Option. For more information, visit www.vormetric.com.

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