Ingrian Networks, Inc. today announced the release of the Ingrian DataSecureTM
Platform, release 4.0,
a comprehensive data privacy solution for encrypting and securing critical data
in applications and databases. DataSecure is a network available device that
can interface at any one of three layers, the web layer, the application layer
or the database layer. The new release boosts scalability, improves performance
and offers increased administrative controls.
The nature of attacks has evolved. Attacks are now more
focused on extracting data and less focused on taking down networks or taking
down systems. Identity theft is rampant, resulting in legislative mandates and
security policies mandating protection of specific types of data. Quite often, these
mandates stipulate that data be encrypted.
There are four challenges to over-come when adopting data
- application integration and code changes
- key management
- the operational cost of on-going management of the
Ingrian has enabled a solution to address these challenges for
encrypting critical data in applications and databases through a centralized
platform. By enabling centralized security and key management, Ingrian streamlines
the enforcement of encryption policies across the enterprise.
The solution is comprised of three components, the
DataSecure Appliance, the Network-Attached Encryption (NAE) Server and the NAE
Connectors. The DataSecure Appliance, which centrally stores all of the
cryptographic keys, is the dedicated security hardware and comes in four models
with options for FIPS/non-FIPS, and added component redundancy. The NAE Server,
which sits on the appliance itself, is built to handle and process a high
number of cryptographic operations. Finally, the NAE Connectors are software
on the application server, web server or database that intelligently encrypt
granular information down to credit card numbers or Social Security Card
numbers. It supports Java, Microsoft , and C/C++ applications and comes
complete with enhanced database integration tools for Oracle, MS SQL, DB2.
Implementations of encryption at the database level can be
done transparently to the application; but typically require the DBA to make
some database schema changes. However, the Ingrian Datasecure solution enables
these changes to be done in an automated fashion using the DataSecure GUI, which
has a specific component for databases. As a result, all database schema
changes are done seamlessly without requiring the DBA to log into the database.
The platforms are scalable to n-number of devices and
utilities are included that provide the capability to access the base table
directly for doing batch processes.
New features and enhancements include:
- Improved performance. A single appliance can do
approximately 8,000 cryptographic transactions per second, with latency of less
than 0.3 ms for a single request.
- Strengthened AAA Support. Advanced authorization
policies; enhanced logging and statistics; more granular access control lists
(ACLs); and integration with an external LDAP server for user authentication.
- New enterprise deployment features. Intuitive
configuration of server clusters via the user interface to support scalability
and failover, and more granular backup/restore options, including the ability
to select which keys will be backed up.
- More robust administrative controls. New
features enable administrators, via a graphical user interface and via an XML interface, to do secure replication of all configuration information, including keys, groups and user profiles.
DataSecure protects against a broad range of threats,
including unauthorized access to data, and applications and databases being
compromised. The product supports multiple versions of Oracle, SQLServer and
DB2 with solutions for DB2 are currently in the works.
Ingrian Networks brings complete data privacy to the enterprise.
With Ingrian DataSecure Platforms, organizations can protect critical data from
both internal and external threats, and ensure compliance with legislative and
policy mandates for security.
For additional information, please visit http://www.ingrian.com/.