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Vormetric And DataStax Partner To Deliver Data-at-Rest Security For Apache Cassandra™ NoSQL Environments

September 11, 2014

Partnership delivers power and security to mission-critical big data applications that transform business and enable many of the world’s most innovative companies

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Sept. 11, 2014 – Vormetric, a leader in enterprise data security for physical, virtual, big data, public, private and hybrid cloud environments, today, at the fifth annual Cassandra Summit, announced a partnership with DataStax, the company that delivers Apache Cassandra™ to the enterprise. Vormetric enhances the existing enterprise-class security features already available from DataStax’s massively scalable distributed database technology with protection for data-at-rest that includes encryption, enhanced access controls and security intelligence.

With Vormetric’s Transparent Encryption and Vormetric Application Encryption solutions, organizations can safely use sensitive data within the DataStax platform with protection for data stores at the file system level, as well as within the data store at the field or column level.

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"Vormetric plays an important role in enhancing the enterprise-class security features already available from our platform with extended safeguards for enterprise customers who need compliance and data breach protection,” said Matt Rollender, vice president, ecosystems and infrastructure development, DataStax. “We’re excited to partner with Vormetric to bring extended data-at-rest encryption, key management and access controls to our platform.”

Vormetric Transparent Encryption provides data encryption at the file or volume level without modification of existing infrastructure or applications and at hardware encryption enabled speeds. The solution includes access controls to encrypted data and security intelligence information that can help organizations identify malicious attacks on sensitive data. Vormetric Application Encryption enables developers to easily build encryption for individual fields (such as social security numbers, passwords, addresses and phone numbers) that are not critical to analysis but are a required component of reports and output.

“Organizations are increasingly moving to cloud and big data environments, but are unable to reap the full benefits of these new technologies due to the need to secure sensitive data,” said Tina Stewart vice president of marketing for Vormetric. “Vormetric helps enterprises to make full use of these new resources by addressing requirements for security, risk reduction, data privacy and compliance.”

Vormetric is a sponsor at the fifth annual Cassandra Summit and will be showcasing their solution with DataStax. Held at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, come to the Summit to learn how the world’s most successful companies (including Sony, Target, Google, Microsoft, Instagram and Credit-Suisse) are transforming their businesses using Apache Cassandra.

About Vormetric

Vormetric (@Vormetric) is the industry leader in data security solutions that span physical, virtual and cloud environments. Data is the new currency and Vormetric helps over 1400 customers, including 17 of the Fortune 30 and many of the world’s most security conscious government organizations, to meet compliance requirements and protect what matters — their sensitive data — from both internal and external threats. The company’s scalable Vormetric Data Security Platform protects any file, any database and any application —anywhere it resides — with a high performance, market-leading data security platform that incorporates application transparent encryption, privileged user access controls, automation and security intelligence. For more information, please visit:

About DataStax

DataStax delivers Apache Cassandra™, the leading distributed database technology, to the enterprise. Apache Cassandra™ is built to be agile, always-on, and predictably scalable to any size.

With more than 400 customers in over 50 countries, DataStax is the database technology and transactional backbone of choice for the world’s most innovative companies such as Netflix, Adobe, Intuit, and eBay. Based in Santa Clara, Calif., DataStax is backed by industry-leading investors including Comcast Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital, Premji Invest and Scale Venture Partners. For more information, visit or follow us @DataStax.

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