Sentrigo will work with the Cloud Security Alliance to help organizations best understand how different approaches for risk mitigation and compliance can address the unique requirements of cloud-based applications, especially as they relate to sensitive data. Sentrigo’s Hedgehog database security solutions suite is built on a unique, distributed architecture that monitors and audits data access of each database virtual server, allowing effective security and efficient operation in the cloud.
“Organizations turning to cloud computing environments are continually looking for proven and trusted ways to protect their data and maintain compliance, especially since traditional approaches to security often do not apply,” said Jim Reavis, executive director, Cloud Security Alliance. “It is ultimately the responsibility of the data owners to protect their data and be compliant with the various standards and regulations, regardless of the nature of the implementation – in the physical data center or in the cloud. Sentrigo’s leadership and expertise in this area will help us develop a set of standards to address these concerns, easing some of the key issues surrounding cloud adoption.”
Sentrigo Hedgehog Enterprise, the company’s award-winning database activity monitoring and intrusion prevention solution, provides real-time protection and audit against threats in dynamic, virtualized environments. The Hedgehog architecture is designed to protect sensitive data in the cloud, both from external attacks as well as misuse by privileged insiders, addressing critical issues related to compliance audits for key industry regulations.
“In order for organizations to deploy applications comfortably in the cloud, they must demonstrate compliance to auditors whenever sensitive data is being stored outside of the enterprise,” said Slavik Markovich, CTO of Sentrigo. “Inherently in a cloud environment, enterprises will face privileged users who have access to systems that host their databases; therefore, the ability to oversee access by all third party personnel is crucial to ensure this regulated data is protected. The distributed nature of cloud computing demands an architecture where security policies are implemented locally, and can operate efficiently over wide area networks. We’ve seen a tremendous level of interest in Sentrigo’s technology because it works so well in cloud environments, protecting data wherever it resides, while adapting to the changing network environment with minimal administrative overhead.”
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About Cloud Security Alliance
The Cloud Security Alliance is a non-profit organization formed to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by subject matter experts from a wide variety disciplines. To learn more about the Cloud Security Alliance, visit www.cloudsecurityalliance.org.
Sentrigo is a recognized innovator in database security solutions, offering a full suite of products for vulnerability assessment, virtual patching and database monitoring/auditing. The company’s flagship product, Hedgehog Enterprise, provides Database Activity Monitoring (DAM) and real-time Intrusion Prevention, protecting sensitive data from external threats and misuse by privileged insiders. Hedgehog can be quickly and easily deployed at small and midsize organizations, and scales to handle the largest enterprises, providing full visibility into all database activity and allowing enterprises to enforce security policy and comply with regulatory requirements, such as PCI DSS, Sarbanes-Oxley, and HIPAA. The company has won wide acclaim for its technology leadership from publications such as Network World and SC Magazine, and recently received the Cloud Computing World Series Award as the ‘Best Security Solution’, the 2010 Global Product Excellence Award for Database Security from Info Security Products Guide and was a recipient of the 2010 Red Herring 100 North America Award. For additional information and to download Hedgehog, visit www.sentrigo.com.