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Gartner IT Security Summit, Washington, DC, Stamford, CT and London, UK - 6 June 2007

Protegrity Corporation, the provider of data security management solutions, today unveils the newest version of Defiance Security Software Suite, at the Gartner IT Security Summit in Washington, DC.

Defiance 4.3 enables companies to fully protect sensitive data without disrupting essential business processes. Particularly suited to the needs of distributed enterprises like those in the retail industry, new and enhanced features ease integration with existing systems, improve key management and broaden platform support.

“We’ve heard over and over again that businesses are struggling to comply with complex government and industry data protection regulations. Working closely with industry leaders and our customers, we developed and fine-tuned features that provide strong data security, compatibility, compliance and true ease of use,” says Gordon Rapkin, CEO of Protegrity Corporation.

Defiance 4.3 adds Microsoft Windows platform support for VPDisk, Protegrity’s file protection product. A key feature of VPDisk is cross platform interoperability – files encrypted on Unix or Linux systems are fully interoperable with the Windows version of VPDisk. This allows for enterprises to transfer data from platform to platform in a secure manner.

New Features in Defiance 4.3 include:

+ Defiance DPS (Data Protection System)

· Encryption at the table or column level for IBM Mainframe DB/2

· Maximum control of security at the application level providing tight integration of encryption with existing systems

· Easy integration with third party applications’ existing security functionality enabled by new key management features that support key export

· Expanded support for hardware-based key management utilising SafeNet’s Hardware Security Modules (HSMs).

+ Defiance TMS (Threat Management System)

· Enhanced scalability and transparency for large enterprise systems through new Bridge Mode

· Dramatic performance and scalability enhancements to support high volume, production web applications.

Defiance 4.3 follows the recently announced partnership with Teradata to protect backup and archive data for Teradata BAR (backup, archive and recovery). Teradata BAR Encryption goes beyond column-level security to ensure complete encryption of all backed-up and archived data.

Protegrity Contacts:

Mike Howse, Protegrity’s EMEA managing director,

PR for Protegrity: Jane Lee, Dexterity, +44 (0)1273 470199, jane.lee at


Protegrity Corporation ( delivers enterprise-wide data security management solutions for end-to-end protection for applications and sensitive data, enabling companies to deploy comprehensive security policies with centralised management and auditing. Protegrity is committed to protecting sensitive data wherever it resides in today’s highly distributed and heterogeneous computing environments.

For more than ten years, Protegrity’s award-winning technology has enabled customers to address and resolve critical security challenges. Protegrity invented the core technology used for data-level encryption and owns key patents for database and application security and protection.


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