Vormetric, a provider of data security solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, has become a technology partner with Splunk Inc., which provides a software platform for real-time operational intelligence.
Vormetric has also announced the general availability of Vormetric Data Security (VDS) for Splunk Enterprise, which provides customers with security intelligence for sensitive data using its Vormetric Data Firewall technology. The solution enables users to monitor applications and accounts that access data protected with encryption, control privileged user data access, and then monitor and alert based on access patterns.
The combination of Vormetric Data Firewall technology, Splunk Enterprise and VDS for Splunk Enterprise is intended to help organizations stop Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), malicious insiders or successful phishing attacks in their tracks. The advantage of coupling Vormetric's detailed security intelligence information about access to sensitive data with Splunk's data analysis capabilities, is that organizations can recognize unusual patterns that may indicate a compromised account and, in so doing, deliver greater data security. VDS for Splunk provides security intelligence reports and enables search operations that can be used to extract information from the log streams produced by Vormetric encryption agents and the Vormetric Data Security Manager (DSM).
Protecting Data as well as Infrastructure
This solution also delivers the capability to "watch the watcher," detecting attacks against not only the data, but also against data security management infrastructure and accounts. Organizations can identify unusual and anomalous accesses patterns by security administrators that may indicate a malicious insider within the security organization, or a security administrative account that has been compromised.
"By combining Vormetric Data Security (VDS) and Splunk's advanced analysis and intelligence capabilities, organizations can now extend their data protection capabilities; better controlling privileged user access and preventing data breaches from occurring,” said C.J. Radford, Vormetric VP of Cloud.
More information is available about Splunk at www.splunk.com/company and about Vormetric at www.vormetric.com.