SOURCE: Penta Security Systems Inc.

Penta Security Systems Inc.

November 18, 2013 09:00 ET

Penta Security Extends Protection for MariaDB With 'MyDiamo'

Guarantees Optimal Performance and Security With Engine-Level Encryption

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA--(Marketwired - Nov 18, 2013) - Data encryption and web security provider, Penta Security Systems Inc. (CEO/Founder Seokwoo Lee, announced that MyDiamo, Penta Security's database encryption solution for MySQL, will now provide integrated DB encryption/decryption for MariaDB (

MyDiamo uses international standard encryption algorithm standards, including AES. It also supports all of the latest database security technologies, such as one-way encryption for passwords, partial encryption for database index column encryption, and credit card number masking. MyDiamo is an integrated security solution that addresses both security and performance problems with engine-level encryption technology. To develop MyDiamo, Penta Security utilized its experience from successfully commercializing D'Amo, an encryption and access control solution for various enterprise database environments. MyDiamo has been developed as open source software for database encryption and access control, and now supports MariaDB and MySQL DB. Also, a free license of MyDiamo is available on its website ( for personal users who wish to adopt MyDiamo for non-profit purposes.

Mr. Duk Soo Kim, Penta Security's CTO, said, "MyDiamo has already been downloaded more than 2,000 times in 8 months in 26 countries since its release in March this year. Since MyDiamo's release, we had encryption requests from not only MySQL users, but also MariaDB users. In fact, the number of MariaDB users has been increasing rapidly, so we updated the software to reflect the growing market demand." He continued, "A column-based encryption technology that operates at the engine level is recognized as the most advanced technology in the database encryption market today. MyDiamo is drawing attention of global database users with providing high level of security and performance while making encryption easy through simple and intuitive user interface."

MariaDB is a database developed by Michael Monty Widenius, who was a founding member of the MySQL. MariaDB users are rapidly increasing since the software itself is judged to be very user-friendly, and its performance has been improved greatly. Large websites like Wikipedia adopted MariaDB instead of MySQL. Google, the biggest search engine in the world, has sent its engineers to the MariaDB foundation to review not only MariaDB, but also its related ecosystem, including source and community. MariaDB currently seems to be replacing MySQL very quickly, and there are no hints of a slowdown.

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