SOURCE: Protegrity

May 13, 2008 09:30 ET

Protegrity's Defiance® Data Protection System for Teradata® Warehouse Delivers Over 9 Million Encryptions per Second

Protegrity and Teradata Announce Unmatched Data Warehouse Encryption Performance

STAMFORD, CT--(Marketwire - May 13, 2008) - Protegrity Corporation, the leading provider of Data Security Management solutions, and Teradata, the global leader in enterprise data warehousing, today announced new cryptography performance of over 6 million decryptions and over 9 million encryptions per second, enabling customers to maximize data protection while minimizing impact on business operations.

"Our research shows that businesses worry that data protection may impact application performance. These test results show that the partnership between Teradata and Protegrity delivers proven enterprise solutions that help customers protect data and achieve regulatory compliance with industry-leading system performance," said Gordon Rapkin, president and chief executive officer of Protegrity.

The Protegrity Defiance® Data Protection System uses Teradata User Defined Functions (UDFs) to embed encryption/decryption functionality in the database. Teradata's high performance UDF implementation and parallel architecture provides highly efficient execution, and then scales that performance linearly as the system grows in size.

"High performance data protection enables our customers to confidently meet their privacy and compliance obligations," said Randy Lea, vice president, Teradata products and services. "The efficiency of this data protection solution frees our customers from the technical challenges to focus on the value of business analytics. This data, rich with insight, provides a better understanding of consumers."

The test included the Defiance® Data Protection System utilizing industry standard strong AES-256 encryption and Teradata 12 on a six-node (12 Intel® Xeon® processors) Teradata 5550 platform.

Since 2004, Protegrity and Teradata have collaborated on enterprise-level data encryption and management. In June 2005, the companies announced a global partnership to deliver database security for Teradata customers.


Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) is the world's largest company solely focused on raising intelligence through data warehousing and enterprise analytics. Teradata is in more than 60 countries and on the Web at


Protegrity delivers centralized data security management solutions that protect sensitive information from acquisition to deletion across the enterprise. Protegrity's customers maintain complete protection over their data and business by employing software and solutions specifically designed to encrypt data, safeguard web applications, and manage and report on security policy.

The company's singular focus is on developing solutions that protect data. Protegrity employees are security technology specialists with deep expertise in encryption, key management, web application firewalls and security policy in distributed environments. Maximize security with minimal business impact with Protegrity's Defiance® Suite, the high performance, transparent solution optimized for the dynamic enterprise.

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Protegrity and Defiance are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Protegrity Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Teradata is a trademark or registered trademark of Teradata Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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