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Cited by Gartner in 2016 Hype Cycle for Data Security

Listed as sample vendors for FPE and Database Encryption, Penta Security receives attention for its developments

format preserving encryption data security sample vendorSeoul, Korea: Penta Security Systems Inc., a leading Web and Data security provider in the Asian-Pacific region, announced that it has been listed as a sample vendor for two technologies, Format Preserving Encryption (FPE) and Database Encryption, in the Gartner 2016 Hype Cycle for Data Security.[1] Each year, Gartner, Inc. publishes visual representations of maturity and adoption of various technologies and applications. It cites vendors that are relevant to business development in the particular field. Within the last year, numerous corporations and entities worldwide have had their data breached. This further highlights the need for data security and encryption technologies.

Database Encryption

In 2016’s Hype Cycle for Data Security, Penta Security was cited as a sample vendor for Database Encryption. Database Encryption is in the early stages of mainstream in terms of maturity. Penta Security’s Head of Planning, Duk Soo Kim stated, “After research and development over the course of many years, we’re pleased to see the technology becoming increasingly prevalent in the market. As the industry continues to develop and mature, we will most certainly be keeping up with the latest in database encryption technology.”

FPE (Format Preserving Encryption)

Additionally, Penta Security was listed under Format Preserving Encryption as a sample vendor. Still largely a new field, FPE allows for encrypted data to maintain its structure with minimal modifications. While previously less utilized, its adoption has become more widespread due to NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) establishing secure FPE implementation standards. Regarding this listing in the Hype Cycle, Kim remarked, “Technology and security are constantly changing and being challenged. Therefore, being named as a sample vendor for a technology like FPE confirms that we are implementing technologies taken on by early adapters, not just traditionally utilized.”

Penta Security is a leading vendor for data security solutions, including its encryption solution, D’Amo. By using FPE technology, D’Amo allows for implementation of encryption technology to sensitive data fields without modification to schema in the database environment.  With businesses having their data become increasingly more complicated in their mission-critical applications (such as ERP, CRM, HRM), continued attention to data security practices is crucial.

Disclaimer:

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Penta Security:

With over 19 years of IT security expertise, Penta Security Systems Inc. (CEO/Founder Seokwoo Lee) is recognized by Frost & Sullivan as 2016’s Asian Cyber Security Vendor of the Year. For more information on Penta Security and its encryption technology, please visit www.pentasecurity.com. For partnership inquiries, please email info@pentasecurity.com.


[1] Gartner, Hype Cycle for Data Security, 2016 by Brian Lowans, July 13, 2016: https://www.gartner.com/doc/3371735/hype-cycle-data-security-

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"D’Amo for SAP”, the Encryption Solution for SAP

D’Amo for SAP, developed by data encryption and web security solution provider, Penta Security Systems Inc. (CEO Seokwoo Lee, www.pentasecurity.com), is an encryption solution that was specifically designed to run on SAP. Loads of personal data and confidential information is stored in company SAP systems. This type of information is required by law to be encrypted in many nations throughout the world, particularly in Korea, where a new privacy act has been enforced since the beginning of 2013. Moreover, sales information residing in SAP is some of the most critical data that a company is advised to secure against breach attempts.

It is not possible to encrypt data on SAP using pre-existing encryption solutions because they do not allow users to freely modify stored business application data. This makes most enterprises hesitant about adopting encryption solutions for their SAP. To overcome this limitation, Penta Security Systems Inc. released the SAP encryption solution in 2012, aptly named “D’Amo for SAP”, which comes equipped with a patented encryption technology known as FPE (Format Preserving Encryption).

The SAP Encryption Solution

D’Amo for SAP’s encryption technology has been certified by SAP, guaranteeing the stability and performance of D’Amo for SAP systems. Along with D’Amo for SAP’s encryption technology, its appliance-type KMS (Key Management Server) offers secure key management for strong authority control.

Previously, it could be quite a complicated process to encrypt data in an ERP. D’Amo for SAP and its included KMS are easily deployed in SAP systems without those complications. In addition, real-time monitoring of the system resources and auditing features make managing a secure SAP system convenient.

Penta Security’s Focus

Penta Security has recently been focusing on small and medium-sized medical centers. As a result, in March they formed an alliance with Choongwae Information Technology, an OCS/EMR provider. This alliance makes it possible to provide D’Amo for SAP together with Choongwae Information Technolgoy’s OCS/EMR product, CI OCS/EMR. CI SFE is a mobile version of CI OCS/EMR programs and is mostly used by medical centers and pharmaceutical companies.