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.