Thales News Release

Vormetric Delivers Solution To Secure Execution Environment For Oracle® Database Vault

November 13, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - November 13, 2007 - Vormetric, Inc. today announced the delivery of a fully tested solution to apply its flagship data security offering, Vormetric Data Security Expert, to secure the operating system execution environment for Oracle® Database Vault. Vormetric Data Security Expert secures the operating system execution environment for Oracle® Database Vault by preventing unauthorized access of operating system users and administrators.

Vormetric provides strong security for the operating system execution environment through a comprehensive solution that includes file access control, file integrity and operating system level security policies. The Vormetric Data Security Expert solution underwent extensive interoperability testing in Oracle environments. The testing included security policy definition, security effectiveness, high availability, patch management and performance validation.

"Securing sensitive data is essential to protect the brand and the bottom line of today's enterprise," said Vipin Samar, Oracle Vice President of Database Security. "With a joint Vormetric and Oracle solution, Oracle Database Vault customers can not only block unauthorized use of the database, but can get defense in depth by securing the operating system environment."

Vormetric Data Security Expert strengthens Oracle Database security through a comprehensive approach to data and operating environment protection. By providing file system access control, high performance encryption, operating system environment protection, file integrity and granular auditing, Vormetric's Data Security Expert offers the highest performance available combined with the benefits of a completely non-invasive implementation. Vormetric's unique ability to secure the operating system environment as well as control access to sensitive files provided the key differentiation.

Vormetric's Data Security Expert Solution for Oracle Database Vault is now available directly from Vormetric for Oracle 9i Database, Oracle Database 10g Release 2, and Oracle Database 11g.

"Our work with Oracle further demonstrates Vormetric's strong and comprehensive approach to data security," said Vormetric president and CEO Richard Gorman.

"Vormetric is receiving strong market traction through offering a proven solution that not only removes traditional barriers to implementing encryption, but also strengthens security for the entire system. We are proud to provide enhanced security for Oracle customers."

Vormetric is a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork and is exhibiting in the Security, Risk and Compliance Pavilion -- booth 3830 -- at Oracle OpenWorld this week.

About Oracle Database Vault:

Oracle Database Vault helps protect against the insider threat and address regulatory compliance needs such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and PCI. Oracle Database Vault can prevent highly privileged users, including powerful application DBAs and others, from accessing sensitive applications and data in Oracle databases outside their authorized responsibilities. Oracle Database Vault can protect existing applications quickly and easily and requires no changes to your applications. Oracle Database Vault supports Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Database 10g Release 2, and Oracle Database 9i Release 2.

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork:

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 19,500 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer their customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle qualify for the Certified Partner levels.

About Vormetric

Vormetric is the leader in data security management and enforcement solutions. Vormetric Data Security provides a centrally managed, high performance, easy-toimplement, distributed solution that solves the pressing compliance, security and risk management challenges facing today’s enterprises and government agencies. Vormetric’s application- and database-transparent solution outperforms other offerings to provide stronger and broader data security at a fraction of the management and implementation cost.

Vormetric’s more than 230 customers represent the world’s most trusted brands in financial services, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, media, energy and telecom industries as well as highly security conscious government agencies.

Vormetric technology has received strong market validation for its innovative approach to data security, including:

  • Selection by IBM as the core database encryption solution for DB2 and Informix on LinuxTM, Unix® and Windows
  • Computerworld Technology Innovation Award
  • Selection by Symantec to provide the Symantec Veritas NetBackupTM Media Server Encryption Option
  • Partnership with Oracle to secure the execution environment for Oracle® Database Vault
  • Five patents issued and nine patents pending

Vormetric is a trademark of Vormetric, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.