Ingrian Networks Brings Data Encryption to Higher Education Ensuring Security of Sensitive Information.REDWOOD CITY Redwood City, city (1990 pop. 66,072), seat of San Mateo co., W Calif., on San Francisco Bay; inc. 1868. Manufactures include commmunications, electrical, electronic, and medical equipment. , Calif. -- Colleges and Universities Can Easily Deploy Encryption to Protect a Broad Range of Sensitive Data Including Social Security Numbers, Student Records and Employment Files
Ingrian(R) Networks, Inc., the leading provider of data privacy solutions, today announced the availability of an education bundle designed to help the higher education higher education
Study beyond the level of secondary education. Institutions of higher education include not only colleges and universities but also professional schools in such fields as law, theology, medicine, business, music, and art. market create more robust security policies using hardware-based data encryption data encryption, the process of scrambling stored or transmitted information so that it is unintelligible until it is unscrambled by the intended recipient. Historically, data encryption has been used primarily to protect diplomatic and military secrets from foreign and centralized key and policy management. Ingrian is offering a solution brief and on-demand podcast outlining best practices to help colleges and universities create solid security policies around safeguarding student, faculty and donor sensitive information, such as social security numbers. To download a complimentary copy of the education solution brief and access the podcast, go to http://www.ingrian.com/info/education/.
A major concern for any higher education institution is the exposure of social security numbers due to having distributed systems Distributed systems (computers)
A distributed system consists of a collection of autonomous computers linked by a computer network and equipped with distributed system software. that contain these numbers and a variety of additional sensitive student and employee information. To safeguard confidential information Noun 1. confidential information - an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
steer, tip, wind, hint, lead and ensure data privacy, universities need to implement data encryption and understand the implications of deploying the various encryption solutions currently available in the market.
"Universities can take a pre-emptive strike Noun 1. pre-emptive strike - a surprise attack that is launched in order to prevent the enemy from doing it to you
coup de main, surprise attack - an attack without warning against security breaches by tightening security policies to lock out perpetrators. Centralized key and policy management, along with centralized reporting and logging, are critical elements to achieving this and preventing data breaches," said Karim Toubba, vice president of product management and corporate strategy for Ingrian Networks. "Ingrian DataSecure can help universities safeguard their sensitive data, and these new tools can help security and IT managers learn more about best practices for encryption so that they can make the best decisions based on their specific infrastructure."
Through the end of August, Ingrian will offer higher education institutions special pricing for its Education i110 DataSecure Bundle. Universities and colleges are eligible to receive the bundle solution for nearly 50% off the current price until August 31, 2006.
To request the Education Solution Brief on Data Privacy and Encryption and receive access to the complimentary education podcast, go to http://www.ingrian.com/info/education/.
About DataSecure Platforms
Ingrian DataSecure Platforms provide an intelligent, cost-effective way to protect critical data from both internal and external threats. Featuring dedicated hardware appliances and patent-pending cryptography software, Ingrian's solutions deliver capabilities for granular encryption, seamless integration An addition of a new application, routine or device that works smoothly with the existing system. It implies that the new feature or program can be installed and used without problems. Contrast with "transparent," which implies that there is no discernible change after installation. , and centralized security management. With its solutions, Ingrian supports:
--Retailers, financial institutions, and payment processors in adhering to card issuer security policies like the Payment Card Industry's (PCI (1) (Payment Card Industry) See PCI DSS.
(2) (Peripheral Component Interconnect) The most widely used I/O bus (peripheral bus). ) Data Security Standard.
--Organizations around the world seeking to comply with privacy legislation, such as California's SB 1386, Europe's Data Protection Directive, and many others.
--Financial institutions seeking to comply with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, also known as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Services Modernization Act, Pub. L. No. 106-102, 113 Stat. 1338 (November 12, 1999), is an Act of the United States Congress which repealed the Glass-Steagall Act, opening up competition .
--Government agencies striving to adhere to adhere to
verb 1. follow, keep, maintain, respect, observe, be true, fulfil, obey, heed, keep to, abide by, be loyal, mind, be constant, be faithful
2. the Federal Information Security Management Act.
About Ingrian Networks
Ingrian Networks brings complete data privacy to the enterprise. With Ingrian DataSecure Platforms, organizations can protect critical data from both internal and external threats, and ensure compliance with legislative and policy mandates for security. DataSecure features a dedicated security appliance and specialized software that enables organizations to encrypt critical data in applications and databases. With its capabilities for granular encryption, seamless integration, and centralized security management, DataSecure enables organizations to guard against a range of security threats, with unparalleled ease and cost effectiveness. Ingrian is a privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. backed by such investors as Globespan Capital Partners, HighBAR Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Partech International, and Prism Venture Partners. For more information, visit http://www.ingrian.com.