eperi Gateway for Databases

Database encryption

Reliable protection for your data

The eperi Gateway for Databases encrypts data in the databases and protects database contents against unauthorized access and modification. The data itself is encrypted, and only then is the encrypted data stored in your database. Now the data stored in your databases is encrypted – not only the database files.

Two things always remain with you – the keys and the decision as to who gains access to which data. In each scenario concerning sensitive data, the eperi Gateway for Databases provides reliable protection.

Encryption rules and content are based on table and column level. Because of the selective encryption of individual columns, performance may significantly be increased.

The eperi Gateway for Databases administers all required keys outside the database in the secure Gateway environment. Security administrators assign the appropriate authorizations for user and database administrators. All cryptographic operations are processed outside the database in the secure eperi Gateway environment.

Even the database administrator cannot access the data since the access authorization configuration is done in the eperi Gateway. The eperi Gateway for Databases is run in an autonomous environment so it is independent of the database and flexible and scalable.

eperi Gateway for Databases explained in 35 seconds

  • Easy

    With the eperi solution you do not have to modify or adapt your IT infrastructure. Even existing database structures remain unchanged for the application. You do not lose your manufacturer’s application warranty.

    Our solution works as transparent proxy or standardized technologies like trigger, views and stored procedures are used to connect with the eperi Gateway. The configuration takes less than 60 minutes, and the resulting service runs completely user-independent.

  • Quick

    The eperi Gateway for Databases provides a very advanced performance optimization; that is, selective methods are only used to encrypt important database data. Additionally, our intelligent caching enables decrypting often required terms before the application even asks for them. Since our index technology enables a quick search even for encrypted data, you may execute efficient database queries.

  • Seamless integration

    With the eperi Gateway for Databases, all databases, applications, systems and tools remain unchanged. All administration processes are executed as before but with encrypted data. Neither users nor administrators have to change their working method. This results in maximum acceptance when introducing the eperi solution. Database back-ups may easily be secured in the existing infrastructure – all sensitive data is encrypted anytime and anywhere.

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