The eperi Gateway for Databases encrypts the data in databases and protects database contents against unauthorized access and modification. Here the data itself is encrypted and stored in the database afterwards – even access using administration interfaces is made impossible. The data itself – stored in the database – is encrypted, not only the database files.
The encryption is done rule- and content-based on table- and column level. Because of selectively encrypting individual columns the performance can be significantly increased.
Two things remain with you always – the keys and the decision who gains access to which data. The eperi Gateway for Databases administrates all required keys outside the database in the secure Gateway environment. Here the cryptographic operations are done – completely out of reach of database or system administrators.
Security administrators allocate the respective authorizations for users and database administrators. Even the database administrator has no access to the unencrypted data.
As the eperi Gateway for Databases is run in an independent environment, it is database independent and flexibly scalable.
The eperi Gateway in comparison
When using the eperi solution you don’t have to modify or edit your IT infrastructure. Also existing database structures remain unchanged for the application. You do not lose any manufacturer guarantees.
Our solution for database encryption works as transparent proxy or with standardized technologies like Trigger, Views as well as with a Stored Procedures, to connect with the eperi Gateway. Configuration takes less than 60 minutes and the ensuing operation runs completely user independent.
The eperi Gateway for Databases provides a very advanced performanceoptimization. Using selective methods results in encrypting only the important data of a database. Additionally, our intelligent Caching enables decrypting frequently requested terms before the application has even asked for them. As our index technology allows a quick search also for encrypted data, database inquiries can be processed efficiently still.
When using the eperi Gateway for Databases all databases, applications, systems or tools remain unchanged. All administration processes are done as before – but with encrypted data. Neither users nor administrators do have to change their workflows. This grants maximum acceptance at implementing the eperi security solution. Database backups may easily be stored into the existing infrastructure – all sensitive data is protected – anytime, anywhere.