Houston Municipal Employees Pension System Selects Imperva to Protect Confidential Database; Leading Municipal Pension Plan Deploys SecureSphere for Data Security.FOSTER CITY, Calif. -- Imperva(TM), the leader in data security, today announced that the Houston Houston, city (1990 pop. 1,630,553), seat of Harris co., SE Tex., a deepwater port on the Houston Ship Channel; inc. 1837. Economy
The fourth largest city in the nation and the largest in the entire South and Southwest, Houston is a port of entry; Municipal Employees Pension System (HMEPS HMEPS Houston Municipal Employees Pension System (Texas) ) has selected both the SecureSphere(TM) Database Security Gateway and Web Application Firewall to protect its back-end database A back-end database is a database that is accessed by users indirectly through an external application rather than by application programming stored within the database itself or by low level manipulation of the data (e.g. through SQL commands). from attack. HMEPS chose SecureSphere for its unique ability to provide integrated database and application security under a unified management system.
HMEPS provides municipal employees of the nation's fourth largest city with pension management and administration services. SecureSphere is being deployed to protect this sensitive database from external and internal threats. HMEPS selected SecureSphere over competing products for its database and web application security capabilities, automated au·to·mate
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1. To convert to automatic operation: automate a factory.
2. security policy creation that requires no manual tuning, and unified management.
"Protecting the security and privacy of confidential data belonging to plan participants Plan participants
Employees or other beneficiaries who are eligible to receive benefits from a company's employee benefit plan. is our number one priority," said Scott Otto Otto, Austrian archduke
Otto: see Hapsburg, Otto von. , IS Manager for Houston Municipal Employees Pension System. "SecureSphere enables us to protect our database from attack, misuse, and theft -- without the need to constantly tune security policies and separately manage database and application security products. A second reason for selecting Imperva was the company's ability to protect web portal See portal. applications, which HMEPS plans to offer its members in the future."
"While providing web access to pension plan accounts significantly reduces costs for the administrator, it also exposes confidential data to security and privacy risks," said Alan A`lan´
n. 1. A wolfhound. Norquist, vice president of marketing for Imperva. "By combining database and application protection, SecureSphere will enable Houston Municipal Employees Pension System to defend its web portal and confidential data against virtually any form of data attack."
About Houston Municipal Employees Pension System
HMEPS is a governmental defined benefit pension plan that provides retirement, disability and survivor benefits for eligible employees of the City of Houston and HMEPS. Created in 1943, HMEPS currently has over 19,000 participants.
The SecureSphere Dynamic Profiling Firewall is the first gigabit solution to provide total attack protection for all data center assets, including proprietary information, custom business applications, and critical servers. SecureSphere provides unified attack protection that meets the most stringent requirements for performance, accuracy, and scalability How much a system can be expanded. See scalable.
scalability - How well a solution to some problem will work when the size of the problem increases.
For example, a central server of some kind with ten clients may perform adequately but with a thousand clients it , while also being practical to deploy and operate.
Imperva is the leader in data security for the data center. The SecureSphere product line provides data security, data assurance, and regulatory compliance for sensitive and proprietary data in corporate data centers. SecureSphere protects databases and web applications against insider threats, as well as external attack and worm worm, common name for various unrelated invertebrate animals with soft, often long and slender bodies. Members of the phylum Platyhelminthes, or the flatworms, are the most primitive; they are generally small and flat-bodied and include the free-living planarians (of infection. It requires no manual tuning or changes to existing infrastructure. Imperva SecureSphere gateway appliances are deployed in leading financial, healthcare, and retail organizations around the globe. Led by Shlomo Kramer, a Check Point Software Technologies founder, Imperva is privately funded by Accel Partners, US Venture Partners, and Venrock Associates. For more information, visit www.imperva.com.
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