Deployment and management of data-at-rest encryption can present challenges when transforming clear-text to cipher-text, or when rekeying data that has already been encrypted. Traditionally, these efforts required planned downtime, or they required labor-intensive data cloning and synchronization efforts. Vormetric Transparent Encryption Live Data Transformation eliminates these hurdles, enabling encrypt and rekey with unprecedented uptime and efficiency.
Improve Security and Data Availability. Encrypting and re-keying data without taking applications offline allows deployment of data security controls to applications along with business continuity and high availability.
Reduce The Operational Costs of Encryption. In the past, critical applications had to be taken offline for initial encryption of data and encryption maintenance, with substantial operational costs – Not any more.
Ease Compliance Overhead. Compliance requirements and best practices demand periodic encryption key changes. Now maintaining standards no longer requires downtime – applications and users continue to work as usual during rekey operations.
Versioned Backups and Archives. With key versioning management, Live Data Transformation offers efficient backup and archive recovery that enable more immediate access. In a data recovery operation, archived encryption keys recovered from the Vormetric Data Security Manager are automatically applied to an older data set. Restored data is encrypted with the current cryptographic keys.
Zero-Downtime Encryption Deployments. Live Data Transformation enables your administrators to encrypt data without downtime or any disruption to users, applications, or workflows. While encryption is underway, users and processes can continue to interact with databases or file systems as normal.
Seamless Key Rotation. To align with security best practices and many regulatory mandates, it is vital to rotate cryptographic keys on a periodic basis. Live Data Transformation makes it fast and efficient to address these requirements. With the solution, you can perform key rotation without having to duplicate data or take associated applications off line.
Requires Vormetric Transparent Encryption as a prerequisite.
Operating system support:
Microsoft—Windows Server 2008 and 2012; Linux—Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 and 7, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 and 12