Vormetric Data Security Use Cases

Enterprises are rapidly adopting NoSQL databases in response to the increase in the amount and kind of data available to enterprises (Big Data) and management’s mandate to extract insights from this data to drive competitive advantage.

Functionally, organizations find NoSQL databases useful because:

  • Unlike traditional relational databases, NoSQL databases handle both structured and unstructured data.
  • They can be an alternative to expensive proprietary database software and hardware.
  • They can quicken development of new applications.

According to the benefits to IT of NoSQL databases include:

  1. Bigger data handling capability
  2. Elastic scaling – the ability to expand databases transparently and horizontally across multiple hosts rather than buying more and larger servers
  3. Lower maintenance costs “features like automatic repair, easier data distribution, and simpler data models make administration and tuning requirements lesser in NoSQL”
  4. Lower server costs “NoSQL databases typically use clusters of cheap commodity servers to manage the exploding data and transaction volumes”

Data Security

Because of these advantages, many enterprises that take advantage of Big Data, such as Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Mozilla, Netflix and Twitter, employ NoSQL databases. And, as you might expect, cyber criminals are targeting these databases for the value of the data stored therein.

To reduce risk and achieve the high level of security that will protect the data and executive careers, enterprises that use NoSQL databases need to go beyond basic compliance to truly secure their data across the entire enterprise including multiple geographies, operating systems and environments.

The best way to do this is transparent encryption with integrated key management.

The Vormetric Data Security Platform

The Vormetric data security platform:

  • Transparently protects new and complex structured and unstructured data types without application engineering using Vormetric Transparent Encryption.
  • Provides centralized key management, privileged user access control and security intelligence logs for data-at-rest across the NoSQL database environment including ingress and egress data reports as well as configuration files and audit logs.
  • Generates security intelligence on data access by users, processes and applications accessing data anywhere across the NoSQL database infrastructure.
  • Simplifies adding document-level encryption with tools that include sample code and API support (Java and C/C++) for NoSQL application integration with Vormetric Application Encryption.
  • Maintains SLAs with high-performance encryption and high-availability data security architecture.
  • Encrypts data before it is saved to cloud storage, while keeping encryption keys and access policies under enterprise control using Vormetric’s Cloud Encryption Gateway.

The Vormetric Data Security Platform

Unlike other data security solutions, Vormetric’s extensible platform is tunable to protect data as granular as specific columns or fields. On the other hand, it can protect all the data within a given directory or volume.

The platform supports the broadest range of operating systems and environments in the industry and delivers operational efficiencies through high-performance and centralized management with the Vormetric Data Security Manager (DSM).

To learn more about Vormetric’s security solutions for NoSQL databases, contact Vormetric today.


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