SOURCE: Ingrian Networks

November 14, 2007 06:30 ET

Ingrian Key Management Mitigates Lapses in Oracle; Integrates With 11g

Ingrian DataSecure's Centralized Key Management Ensures Iron Clad Data Security for Databases

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - November 14, 2007) - Ingrian® Networks, Inc., the leading provider of data privacy solutions, today announced its DataSecure® appliance will manage the encryption of sensitive information in Oracle® Database 11g -- preventing the loss of valuable data. Ingrian DataSecure appliance can already be integrated with Oracle Database 10g, as well as Oracle9i Database and Oracle8i Database, via standard interfaces.

AIRMILES, the UK's leading travel loyalty scheme, recently deployed Ingrian DataSecure as an encryption solution to provide the cryptographic throughput required to protect the data stored in its existing Oracle database, as well as new data captured through its payment processing software. AIRMILES evaluated the performance of several vendor solutions to replace the native encryption provided by its ecommerce platform. Following this competitive review, Ingrian was selected due to its superior technical capabilities, ease of implementation and lower TCO.

"The data protection provided by Ingrian is not only impressive in terms of performance, but the usability of the DataSecure appliances alleviates the burden of key management and access monitoring as it is all automated," said Gavin Woolnough, Infrastructure Manager at AIRMILES. "Being able to set user access rights helps to ensure that certain data can remain strictly 'for your eyes only,' and having this backed up by concise audit logs adds significant peace of mind."

"It is fundamentally known that Oracle databases are not unbreakable," said Michael Howard, CEO of Ingrian. "Much like leaving a key under a doormat, pure software native encryption is inherently flawed by storing keys with the information they are intended to protect. Oracle 11g augmented with DataSecure ensures that encryption keys are kept separate from the information they protect, thereby providing the highest level of security."

With Ingrian, organizations can offload encryption processing, key management, and logging and auditing from Oracle databases onto Ingrian's network-based hardware appliances -- delivering significant benefits in manageability and scalability while maintaining database performance. Features include:

--  Capabilities that automate the integration process -- stored
    procedures and functions to encrypt and decrypt data on demand from inside
    the database, migrate plaintext columns to encrypted columns, and automate
    subsequent encrypt and decrypt operations.
--  Capabilities for encrypting sensitive data in databases at the column
    level -- so data such as credit card numbers, social security numbers,
    passwords, account balances, and email addresses can be secured.
--  Centralized key management in a secure network appliance.
--  Comprehensive logging, auditing, and administration capabilities for
    all cryptographic operations performed in Oracle Databases.
--  Robust authentication and authorization capabilities to allow only
    authorized access for decrypting sensitive data.
--  Complete transparency to application infrastructure, minimizing
    integration time.
--  Tightly coupled integration with Oracle user security.

About DataSecure Platforms

Ingrian DataSecure® Platforms provide an intelligent, cost-effective way to protect critical data from both internal and external threats. Featuring dedicated hardware appliances and patent-pending cryptography software, Ingrian's solutions deliver capabilities for granular encryption, seamless integration, and centralized key management including:

--  Retailers, financial institutions, and payment processors in adhering
    to card issuer security policies like the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data
    Security Standard.
--  Organizations around the world seeking to comply with privacy
    legislation, such as California SB1386, the Europe Union Data Protection
    Directive, and many others.
--  Financial institutions seeking to comply with Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.
--  Government agencies striving to adhere to the Federal Information
    Security Management Act.

About Ingrian Networks

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. DataSecure features a dedicated security appliance and specialized software that enables organizations to encrypt structured and unstructured data in applications, databases, and file servers. With its capabilities for granular encryption, seamless integration, and centralized key and policy management, DataSecure enables organizations to guard against a range of security threats from within the data center and across distributed environments, with unparalleled ease and cost effectiveness. Ingrian is a privately held company backed by such investors as Globespan Capital Partners, HighBAR Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Partech International, and Prism VentureWorks. For more information, visit

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