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Vormetric White Paper Details Encryption Benchmark Breakthrough With On Chip Acceleration

October 23, 2012

Quantum Performance Boost Sets Stage for Ubiquitous Data Encryption

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Oct. 24, 2012 –Vormetric, Inc., the leader in enterprise encryption and key management, today announced that it has released a whitepaper entitled, “Vormetric Encryption Performance Overview, Delivering More with Less”. The paper examines the need among enterprises to secure growing volumes of sensitive data, concerns about maintaining adequate application response times and recent innovations that have reset this balance to enable higher levels of data security and accessibility.

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While many layers of security are required to implement a robust data protection strategy, a significant component involves encryption to protect sensitive information. An ongoing challenge for the widespread usage of encryption lies in the computational cost to encrypt and decrypt data.

“The availability of processor chip level instructions for cryptographic acceleration delivers a quantum performance improvement when compared to earlier generation processors that rely on encryption algorithms to be executed entirely in software,” said Todd Thiemann, Senior Director for Product Marketing at Vormetric. “On-chip crypto acceleration helps make the performance impact of encryption virtually transparent to application users.”

This paper demonstrates how performance tuning and the latest hardware cryptographic acceleration technology can reduce the computation cost of encryption to near zero, and:

  • Explains and quantifies performance factors associated with encryption/decryption of data accessed and processed by application, file and database servers
  • Presents benchmark data on encryption performance overhead using on-chip acceleration with leading operating systems, database systems and workloads
  • Documents how encryption overhead is no longer an impediment to deploying ubiquitous data security where all information, wherever it resides can be protected from unauthorized access

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About Vormetric

Vormetric (@Vormetric) is the leader in enterprise encryption for physical, virtual and cloud environments. The Vormetric Data Security product line provides a single, manageable and scalable solution to manage any key and encrypt any file, any database, any application, anywhere it resides— without sacrificing application performance and avoiding key management complexity. Some of the largest and most security conscious organizations and government agencies in the world, including 16 of the Fortune 25, have standardized on Vormetric to provide strong, easily manageable data security. Vormetric technology has previously been selected by IBM as the database encryption solution for DB2 and Informix on LinuxTM, Unix® and Windows; and by Symantec to provide the Symantec Veritas NetBackupTM Media Server Encryption Option. For more information, visit

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