Vormetric Data Security Platform

AWS Data Security Encryption and Compliance

Vormetric Transparent Encryption for Amazon Web Services (AWS) protects what matters most - your data - within AWS. With Vormetric Transparent Encryption for Amazon Web Services, your organization can safely make use of the flexibility and scalability available from Amazon, while meeting AWS security compliance requirements and safeguarding intellectual property without a noticeable degradation in performance. This AWS security and compliance solution is exclusively available through AWS Marketplace. The AWS security and compliance solution encrypts data within your AWS instances, provides policy-based data access controls, integrated key management, and provides detailed Security Intelligence information about data access. The AWS security and compliance solution is transparent to applications and to system management processes making it easy to deploy and operate. Data is only accessible by authorized users and processes, therefore, security policy can allow privileged users (even cloud administrators) to manage systems without the risk of them having visibility to the data. The security protection of AWS instances is also available with the Vormetric Data Security Platform and a “bring your own license model.”

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Data Security Requirements

When implementing security and compliance solutions within Amazon Web Services, organizations have the same needs for data security protection as any enterprise on premise installation, but with the added complication of a shared multi-tenanted underlying infrastructure that is no longer under their direct control. These needs include:

  • Meeting Security Compliance Requirements – Segregation of roles by user type to protect specific data types such as credit card information for PCI-DSS and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) under the US HIPAA/HITECH acts.
  • Preventing Data Breaches – Data breach laws such as US Federal and State data protection laws, the EU Data Protection Directive, South Korea’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) and the UK Data Protection Act pose fines and costly notification requirements on loss of protected data.
  • Safeguarding Intellectual Property – With government sponsored attacks a reality for manufacturers and infrastructure providers alike, and their primary target intellectual property (IP), organizations now need to secure data from both malicious insiders as well as from partners and contractors.

Meet these Security and Compliance Requirements using Vormetric Transparent Encryption for Amazon Web Services

Meet these Requirements using Vormetric Transparent Encryption for Amazon Web Services

Vormetric’s data-centric security approach incorporates encryption with integrated key management, privileged user control policies, and security intelligence on data access. Key benefits of this approach include a single solution that protects databases, unstructured files, and Big Data.

  • Encryption and Key Management – Strong and centrally managed, Vormetric provides simplified, encryption and key management that enables compliance and is transparent to processes, applications and users.
  • Access Policies and Privileged User Access Controls – Vormetric provides fine-grained, policy-based access controls that restrict access to encrypted data –ensuring that data is accessible and decrypted only for authorized users and processes. Even Amazon Cloud Administrators will never see cleartext.
  • Performance – High-performance and optimized cryptography delivers negligible and typically unnoticeable change in the user experience.
  • Security Intelligence – Vormetric security intelligence logs capture all access attempts to protected data, providing security intelligence information that when used with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions can identify compromised accounts and malicious insiders.

Solution Elements

  • Vormetric Data Security Manager – The Vormetric Data Security Manager for AWS centralizes encryption and access policies as well as key management.
  • Vormetric Transparent Encryption for AWS Client Systems – The Vormetric Transparent Encryption for AWS Client System is based on CentOS 6.3 64bit, and is preconfigured with the Vormetric File System Agent ready for immediate connection and use with a Vormetric Data Security Manager for AWS.
  • 30-Day Free Trial – This AWS security and compliance solution is available as a 30-day free trial through AWS Marketplace.


 Our partnership with a recognized data security expert like Vormetric gives us a distinct competitive

Jim Walker
Global Head
Pega Cloud Operations and Security


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 With commercial tools, such as Vormetric, you can actually give certain people certain access without root-level privileges. You can encrypt your data in storage to set up roles of who actually gets to see the data. The admins can do their jobs, and they don’t get access to any data files. 

Robert Bigman,
former CISO at the CIA
GovInfoSecurity – June 21, 2013

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Customer and Partner Success

  • Rackspace Cloud Partners
  • McKesson
  • AWS
  • Google Compute Engine
  • Microsoft
  • IBM
  • CenturyLink
  • QTS
  • Teleperformance Secures
  • Delta Dental