October 3, 2019

PKWARE Launches Smartcrypt Transparent Data Encryption


MILWAUKEE – Oct. 3, 2016 – PKWARE, a global leader in encryption software, today announced Smartcrypt Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), a data-at-rest security solution that protects sensitive information on enterprise servers, ensuring compliance with a wide variety of regulatory requirements and customer privacy mandates.

In today’s digital age, organizations must overcome data security challenges from both insider and external threats. As a security measure, encryption ensures that any data that is stolen or mishandled is rendered meaningless. TDE enables companies to easily protect their sensitive information by encrypting the database, associated backups and transaction log files at rest, preventing attackers from bypassing the database and accessing the data from storage. Furthermore, TDE helps organizations meet compliance requirements since it does not require changes to the application code or configuration.

“With Smartcrypt TDE, PKWARE is strengthening customer security while meeting demand for encryption at the file level,” said Matt Little, Vice President of Product Development at PKWARE. “Network and device centric security efforts leave security gaps that often go undetected. Now, it is even easier for organizations to encrypt their data and eliminate the value of stolen or leaked information from unauthorized users.”

The primary benefits of Smartcrypt TDE include:

  • Fast deployment: Smartcrypt TDE is installed on application, file and database servers containing sensitive information. Data is encrypted at the block level by a file system driver, between the operating system and the file system. Agents perform automatic encrypt and decrypt operations as data is read or written across the network.
  • Easy implementation: Smartcrypt TDE is cost-effective and easy to manage, securing file and application data without application changes, additional infrastructure or professional services. No endpoint software is required and user experience is unaffected.
  • Compliance solutions: Smartcrypt TDE eliminates the negative effects of theft or accidental sharing of customer information, employee records and intellectual property by addressing compliance mandates including PCI DSS, HIPAA/HiTech and GDPR.

Encryption of data at rest on enterprise servers with Smartcrypt TDE lays a strong foundation for a complete defense-in-depth data protection strategy, eliminating vulnerabilities wherever data is used, shared and stored.

PKWARE’s Smartcrypt TDE is now generally available.

PKWARE offers the only data discovery and protection solution that locates and secures sensitive data to minimize organizational risks and costs, regardless of device or environment. Our ultra-efficient, scalable software is simple to use on a broad range of data types and repositories, enabling precise, automated visibility and control of personal data, even in the fastest-moving, most complex IT environments. With more than 1,200 customers, including many of the world’s largest financial institutions, retailers, healthcare organizations, and government agencies, PKWARE continues to innovate as an award-winning global leader in data discovery, security, and compliance. To learn more, visit PKWARE.com.

Share on social media
  • Global Infosec Awards 2024 Social
    PKWARE May 6, 2024
  • Spencer Kupferman at The Founder-Led Marketing Show Podcast
    Spencer Kupferman April 29, 2024
  • PKWARE Honored as a Stevie Award Winner in 2024 American Business Award
    PKWARE April 25, 2024
  • Podcast: Glenn Hanna on Linux Workloads on the Mainframe
    Viplove Saini April 15, 2024