Gartner Research

Database Encryption: The Hot Topic in Structured Information Protection

Published: 02 November 2006

ID: G00203236

Analyst(s): Trent Henry


With breach disclosures and regulatory pressures making database protection a hot topic, Burton Group clients are increasingly asking about database encryption. Both native database vendors and third-party providers offer a range of potential solutions. However, in this Security and Risk Management Strategies report, Senior Analyst Trent Henry notes that the database encryption space is undergoing change--and organizations must think carefully about various options for protecting structured information.

Table Of Contents



  • Drivers for Defending the Database
    • The Payment Card Industry
    • Breach Disclosure Acts
    • Auditor Responses to Other Regulations
    • Industry-Standard Practices
  • Protection Layers
  • Natives or Third Parties?
  • Alternatives
  • Market Impact
    • Market Segmentation
    • Market Dynamics
  • Customer Perspectives
  • Recommendations
    • Meet Regulation with Appropriate Control
    • Be Honest About Granularity Requirements
    • Performance and Testing
    • Understand the Key Management Landscape
    • Prepare for Integration Limitations
    • Analyze the Attacks and Weigh Alternatives

The Details

  • Native Database Solutions
    • IBM
    • Microsoft
    • MySQL
    • Oracle
    • Sybase
  • Database Encryption Solutions
    • ActiveCrypt Software
    • Application Security, Inc.
    • NetLib
    • Decru/NetApp
    • Ingrian Networks
    • NeoScale Systems
    • Protegrity
    • SafeLogic
    • Valyd
    • Vormetric
  • Database Audit/Monitoring Solutions
  • Database Vulnerability Assessment



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