After reviewing several potential solutions, the insurance company had not yet found a suitable vendor. No offerings were able to meet all of their requirements without the need for expensive new appliances, which the company determined would add unacceptable costs and complexity to the project.
The insurance company then contacted PKWARE and began to evaluate PKWARE Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) as a potential solution. It soon became clear that PKWARE could meet the company’s requirements and provide several additional benefits:
- The PKWARE Enterprise Manager control panel provided greater ease of use than any other TDE product.
- PKWARE’s integration with Active Directory allowed the company to implement separation of duties for activities relating to both the SQL database and internal file servers.
- PKWARE did not require downtime in order for administrators to rotate encryption keys
- PKWARE also did not require a separate appliance or any other additional hardware
PKWARE allowed the insurance company to meet its obligations and internal standards while protecting data at rest from internal and external threats. PKWARE’s ease of implementation ensured a smooth process that was complete ahead of the company’s target date.
With PKWARE TDE in place, the company was able demonstrate its compliance with its customer requirements and avoid any negative consequences from a failure to protect its data. The addition of PKWARE TDE did not require any changes to end user workflows, and has proven to be an easy-to-manage, highly cost-effective solution that fully addressed the company’s needs.