Keeping your data safe with Vormetric Transparent Encryption from Thales and The Bunker

Posted by Philip Bindley

Encryption has been utilised since WWII to safeguard data from potential threats, and although the methodologies employed may have changed, the basic premise is the same: encryption renders your data unusable should it fall into the wrong hands. This means that even if potential attackers manage to get through your cyber security safeguards, your data will still remain protected.

The other advantage of encryption is that it can support your business in achieving compliance with strict industry standards, helping you to avoid fines and reputational damage should you suffer a data breach. And although it is a basic preventative measure, it is important to remember that encryption is a fundamental precaution that every business should take in order to safeguard their most valuable assets.

When it comes to the right encryption solution then, it is vital to choose one that’s easy to deploy and maintain, whilst offering continuous protection. That’s why we opted for Vormetric Transparent Encryption from Thales as our chosen partner.

Adopting this robust encryption solution is easy. Downtime is alleviated during the set-up process by automating deployment configuration. The ongoing management and monitoring of the solution can then be automated and managed by our in-house experts, keeping things simple and making sure that your business can continue to run smoothly.

Vormetric has established itself as one of the best solutions in the market thanks to its cost-effectiveness and flexibility. This coupled with the fact that The Bunker offers this solution as a service, means that it can grow and adapt to meet your data needs as your business scales and requirements change. Not only does the Vormetric solution work hand-in-hand with our secure data storage, to provide best-in-class robust protection for your data, the product can also be applied to a number of different environments and offers a wide range of functionality that we’re able to adapt to each client’s individual needs.

With encryption based on the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) for key exchange, Vormetric is FIPS 140-2 Level 1 validated, offering peace of mind that your sensitive data is properly safeguarded to the correct level at all times. Not only that, but Vormetric Transparent Encryption also leverages the AES hardware encryption capabilities on modern CPUs, delivering encryption with optimal performance even in virtual and cloud environments. It’s available on a broad selection of Windows, Linux and UNIX platforms, and can scale to meet your needs if you choose to opt for physical, virtual, cloud, container and big data environments. SAP has also reviewed and qualified Vormetric Transparent Encryption as suitable for use in SAP database management solutions, meaning important data at all levels and across all environments is properly safeguarded.

As a company that lives and breathes security day in, day out, we fully understand the importance of controlling who can access your data, even within your own company, and know that this cannot be understated. Fortunately, the Vormetric solution features granular access controls that can protect your data from potential external attacks or misuse by privileged users. You can tailor your policies to meet the needs of individual users by process, file type and time of day giving you control over every aspect of your data. On top of this, Vormetric’s security intelligence feature helps to identify and stop threats faster by providing detailed access audit logs, offering total peace of mind.

Utilising Vormetric alongside The Bunker will provide your business with everything it needs to keep your data safe, and ensure it stays that way. Vormetric’s automated maintenance and intelligence capabilities work alongside our ultra-secure ex-military facilities to provide a complete data storage and security solution. Our team of experts are also on hand to ensure you benefit from a tailored solution that best suits your needs and tech requirements, meaning you can be certain that your data will remain encrypted and safe whatever happens.