Database Security

Thales' CipherTrust solutions employ transparent encryption and key management to secure all leading databases, including all versions of Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, Informix, Sybase, and MySQL.

Protecting Databases with Encryption

With Thales’ CipherTrust data encryption security solutions, you can gain the capabilities you need to encrypt and secure sensitive data in databases while avoiding the challenges traditionally associated with database encryption. Thales’ database encryption solutions help protect your growing database environment from both internal and external threats -- on-premises or in the cloud, whatever databases you run.

Customers rely on CipherTrust Transparent Encryption solutions to secure patient records, credit card information, social security numbers, and more. With CipherTrust, you can protect structured data stored in databases and applications as well as unstructured data kept in file servers.

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Database Reliability and Performance

Enterprises often suffer from performance issues when implementing poorly designed or inefficient database encryption tools. This negatively impacts end users and applications that rely on real-time access to data.

Insufficient Security Controls

Database encryption tools built with inadequate database encryption security expose the organization to fraud and data breaches. For example, when key management is handled within the database, the database administrator has control of both the data and key. Database encryption solutions also often disregard the risk posed by insider abuse and advanced persistent threats providing attackers the time they need to find and expose vulnerabilities.

Complex and Time-Consuming Key Management

As the database environment expands, so do the key management challenges. Using multiple key management tools is complex and increases the risk of errors and fraud. While database vendors offer key management functionality, this only works when the enterprise uses that vendor's specific databases.

CipherTrust Transparent Encryption

CipherTrust Transparent Encryption offers the capabilities you need to employ strong database encryption with minimal effort and performance implications. With CipherTrust Transparent Encryption, you can secure sensitive data in databases across your enterprise, whether you’re running Oracle, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Sybase, NoSQL environments, or any combination thereof.

CipherTrust Application Encryption

For organizations that need to apply more granular encryption, including at the column or field level within databases, Thales offers CipherTrust Application Encryption, which simplifies the integration of encryption into existing corporate applications. It uses standards-based APIs to perform cryptographic and key management operations. Users can choose between standards-based AES encryption and scheme-maintaining, format-preserving encryption (FPE).

CipherTrust Key Protection

For environments that require higher levels of security, CipherTrust Manager delivers FIPS-certified protection for your database keys.

Database Protection Without Noticeable Performance Impact

Thales CipherTrust database encryption solutions are highly scalable and offer protection of your database environment without compromising performance. Our database encryption has been field tested in performance-intensive environments, with proven scalability to support 50,000 cryptographic transactions per second.

Seamless Implementation

Thales enables database encryption without changes to your applications, infrastructure, or business practices, and makes it simple to extend application-layer encryption across virtual, cloud, big data, and traditional environments.

Improved Compliance Posture

The security intelligence built into CipherTrust Transparent Encryption provides vital insights needed to track and demonstrate compliance with mandates such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, GLBA, SOX and others.

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