FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES

Vormetric Data Security Solutions

The U.S. Intelligence Community shares many data security concerns with other Federal Agencies, but they also have some that are unique to their mission.

Not only are these agencies faced with:

  • Insider threats, such as those illustrated by Snowden and Manning
  • Stolen credentials and advanced persistent threats (APTs)
  • The need to comply with Federal mandates and regulations
  • The need for scalability
  • The need to move to the Cloud

But they also need to manage highly sensitive data in a secure manner in several scenarios:

  • Forward deployed, autonomous servers
  • Data sharing with other intelligence agencies, but with user controlled data constraints
  • Data center consolidation
  • Multi-tenant, multi-cloud environments
  • More

Moreover, data managers in the intelligence community must do all this in tight time frames and budgets.

The Vormetric Approach

Vormetric Data Security solutions help Federal Intelligence Agencies and Departments comply with all these requirements wherever they keep data through:

  1. Data-at-rest encryption
  2. Secure chain of custody and least privilege
  3. Removing data access from privileged roles such as Sysadmin and Root to mitigate insider threat
  4. Suppressing field values in database/big data scenarios to protect critical mission and personal data

Vormetric Data Security solutions:

  • Provide rapid deployment to gain concise mission alignment
  • Meet or exceed IC related requirements relative to cryptographic standards (i.e. Suite B)
  • Deploy a strategic, data centric approach for the enterprise

The Vormetric platform installs seamlessly across Windows, LINUX, and UNIX operating systems with a very low impact to compute resources and no impact to storage or the network.

How Vormetric Solutions Work

The Vormetric Data Security Platform is the only solution with a single extensible framework for protecting data-at-rest under the diverse requirements of Federal Intelligence across the broadest range of OS platforms, databases, cloud environments and big data implementations. The result is low total cost of ownership, as well as simple, efficient deployment and operation.

  • Vormetric Transparent Encryption provides file and volume level data-at-rest encryption, secure key management and access controls required by regulation and compliance regimes.
  • Vormetric Data Security Intelligence provides another level of protection from malicious insiders, privileged users, APTs and other attacks that compromise data by delivering the access pattern information that can identify an incident in progress.
  • Vormetric Application Encryption enables agencies to easily build encryption capabilities into internal applications at the field and column level.
  • Vormetric Key Management enables centralized management of encryption keys for third party environments and devices including KMIP compatible hardware, Oracle and SQL Server TDE master keys and digital certificates.
  • Vormetric Tokenization with Dynamic Masking lets administrators establish policies to return an entire field tokenized or dynamically mask parts of a field. With the solution’s format-preserving tokenization capabilities, managers can restrict access to sensitive assets, yet at the same time, format the protected data in a way that enables many users to do their jobs.

Compliance

Vormetric security solutions are designed to help you comply with:

Be Protected in Weeks not Months Whatever Your OS

Vormetric works with Federal Agencies to install its Data Security solutions in days/weeks rather than months. The Vormetric solutions work with most major operating systems, including Linux, UNIX and Windows servers in physical, virtual, cloud and big data.

Easy to Use and Won’t Hurt System Performance

Vormetric Data Security makes it simple to solve security and compliance concerns by simultaneously defending data in databases, files and Big Data nodes across public, private, hybrid clouds and traditional infrastructures. Central management of the entire data security platform makes it easy to extend data security protection and satisfy compliance requirements across the entire Agency, Department, or Program. Expanding deployments are rapid and can be accomplished without adding new hardware, or increasing operational burdens.

Customers typically report no perceptible impact to end-user experience when using Vormetric solutions. Vormetric performs encryption and decryption operations at the optimal location of the file, system or volume manager taking advantage of hardware cryptographic acceleration, such as Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard-New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) and SPARC Niagara Crypto, to speed the encryption and decryption of data.

Collectively, this leads to the most cost-effective solution on the market. For more information, contact us.

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