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London, UK - 3 April 2008 - Protegrity Corporation, a provider of data security management solutions to the enterprise, today announces new data protection functionality in its award-winning Defianceยฎ Security Suite. Protegrityโ€™s Data Protection System, part of the Defiance Security Suite, has been extended to include data hashing and VSAM file encryption on z/OS.

Hashing, an irreversible form of cryptography, broadens the data protection options available to customers. It ensures data security by replacing sensitive information with a hashed value. Hashed values do not fall within the scope of PCI regulations and are particularly suitable when the storage and retrieval of sensitive data is unnecessary. In situations where sensitive data must be retrieved, encryption functionality with strong key management remains the appropriate choice.

With the introduction of VSAM file encryption for z/OS, customers can comprehensively protect sensitive data on the mainframe. VSAM file encryption widens Protegrityโ€™s industry leading support of databases and operating systems found across the enterprise.

โ€œThe real-world data protection challenges shared with us by our customers and prospects drive functional additions to Protegrity solutions,โ€ says Raul Ortega, Vice President product management at Protegrity. โ€œExtending Defiance Data Protection System to include hashing and VSAM support was no exception. Organisations need to protect sensitive data wherever it resides, from the point of acquisition to deletion.โ€


Mike Howse, Protegrity EMEA managing director,
Paul Giardina, Protegrity marketing VP, +1 203-326-7200,

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


Protegrity delivers centralised data security management solutions that protect sensitive information from acquisition to deletion across the enterprise. Protegrityโ€™s customers maintain complete protection over their data and business by employing software and solutions specifically designed to encrypt data, safeguard web applications, and manage and report on security policy.

The companyโ€™s singular focus is on developing solutions that protect data. Protegrity employees are security technology specialists with deep expertise in encryption, key management, web application firewalls and security policy in distributed environments. Maximise security with minimal business impact with Protegrityโ€™s Defiance Suite, the high performance, transparent solution optimised for the dynamic enterprise.

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