Vormetric Announces Transparent Encryption for SAP

Vormetric, Inc., a provider of enterprise systems encryption and key management software, has introduced Vormetric Data Security for SAP, a comprehensive solution that protects data in SAP environments with transparent, high-performance encryption.

According to Gretchen Hellman, vice president of product management at Vormetric, SAP modules often contain sensitive data that is under the jurisdiction of the growing numbers of internal governance mandates and external regulations, and so require advanced protection from insider abuse and external breaches. 

Increased regulatory pressure is coming from a few different angles, Hellman tells 5 Minute Briefing.  There is the HITECH Act, the first nationwide data breach disclosure law, for healthcare data. In addition, there is the Massachusetts Data Protection Law - 201 CMR 17.00 - as well as other associated state data protection acts, and data breach disclosure laws.  And, internationally there are more rules and regulations. For example, she notes, the  European Union mandates that personally identifiable information (PII) cannot be sent outside of EU borders so it is important for global organizations to not only to encrypt but also control access to PII.

Addressing requirements such as these, Vormetric Data Security for SAP provides strong encryption for complex environments without the need to modify application modules or underlying systems.  And while ensuring security, data availability is also maintained for important corporate information such as human resources, finance, and supply chain data. 

In addition, the solution can encrypt, protect and control access to both structured as well as unstructured data - including SAP reports, archives and database extracts. "It is comprehensive protection for SAP data," says Hellman.

Vormetric Data Security secures SAP data wherever it might reside. This solution also provides centralized, secure key management and strong separation of duties. Vormetric supports all leading databases, including Sybase ASE and IQ, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Informix, and others.

According to the company, Vormetric Data Security for SAPdelivers the following benefits:

  • A single, consistent, transparent encryption method across all SAP modules
  • Fast implementation with zero SAP application, database or system changes
  • Low administrative overhead with simplified, secure and centralized key management
  • Persistent security through intelligent, easy to customize data security policies
  • Strong separation of duties for ease of audit and insider threat protection
  • High performance for transaction intensive SAP environments

Vormetric Data Security for SAP is available immediately from Vormetric and its business partners worldwide.