PostgreSQL will join existing supported platforms of MySQL, MariaDB and Percona as open source database adoption continues to grow. Alongside the expansion, Penta Security Systems Inc. has begun this year to offer NGOs free unlimited usage of the solution.
Leading data encryption vendor Penta Security Systems Inc. announced on September 19 at Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW), that open source database encryption solution, MyDiamo, will now expand its offerings to include PostgreSQL. MyDiamo, the first ever open source database encryption solution, addresses the need to secure open source database management systems, but with minimal cost. The solution offers free licenses for those looking to encrypt databases for small or medium enterprises, and a commercial, minimal-cost license for enterprises seeking enhanced features. Earlier in 2017, it was announced that Penta Security would make the solution with full enhanced functions available to non-profit organizations free of charge, an initiative to encourage all organizations to empower themselves through proper security.
Since the advent of Web 2.0 and the rise in costs for security solutions, Penta Security has seen a dramatic increase in various audiences like individual clients, security administrators for enterprises, as well as non-profit organizations utilizing open source options to apply security to databases housing sensitive information. According to DB Engines, this has resulted in nearly half the market utilizing open source management systems, rather than commercial systems.
Commercial database options for enterprises typically involve vendor lock-in, which is why a compatible open source DBMS like PostgreSQL has recently soared in popularity. However, security is an often neglected area and with the rising adoption of open source databases, MyDiamo meets an urgent need to ensure data security remains at the enterprise level, no matter where data is located. With PostgreSQL’s 10th major release planned for this quarter, MyDiamo’s expanded offerings bring timely support as a security solution.
Regarding the new expansion, Chief Technology Officer of Penta Security Systems, Daniel ES Kim remarked,
“Open source database technologies have steadily matured, and these days, people are able to develop useful applications that benefit their community using tools available on the web. However, data leakage incidents have plagued even enterprises and not many are equipped to implement encryption. With PostgreSQL as part of MyDiamo’s supported DBMS offerings we’re hoping that through easing access to encryption solutions, prioritizing security becomes achievable for more people and organizations.”
PostgreSQL users will be able to enjoy MyDiamo’s comprehensive and accessible encryption solution, with the most up-to-date encryption algorithms, access control, and auditing functions. Differentiating itself from other encryption solutions or services, MyDiamo requires no code modifications because encryption operates at the engine-level within the database, making it an optimal solution even for those with minimal knowledge of IT-systems. The solution also utilizes Transparent Column Encryption, ensuring less than 4% system performance change before and after encryption with no application program or query modification.
With both noncommercial and commercial licenses, MyDiamo’s encryption solution supports MySQL, MariaDB, and Percona as well as the new offering of PostgreSQL.
Penta Security’s team will be unveiling MyDiamo for PostgreSQL along with market leading encryption solution D’Amo, in booth #R13 at this year’s GovWare during SICW. To find out more about MyDiamo, visit www.mydiamo.com.
About Penta Security
Penta Security Systems Inc. is a leader in web, IoT, and data security solutions and services. With 20 years of IT security expertise in powering secured connections, Penta Security is the top cyber security vendor in Asia, as recognized by Frost & Sullivan, and APAC market share leader in the WAF industry. Driving innovations across encryption, authentication, and signature-free firewall detection technology, Penta Security’s whole-system approach to security enables resilience in an era of hyper web integration and connectivity. For more information on Penta Security, visit www.pentasecurity.com. For partnership inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.