(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gazzang, Inc., the company securing data in the cloud, today announced FireHost, a fully-managed Web hosting company, will sell Gazzang ezNcrypt. A member of the Cloud Security Alliance, FireHost recently announced the industry’s first PCI 2.0 compliant, public cloud. Now, customers who host database servers in FireHost’s compliance-ready hosting solution will have access to Gazzang’s transparent data encryption solution to help prevent unauthorized access, even from system administrators with full root access.
“Database encryption is quickly becoming a last line of defense for websites with compliance and high traffic needs”
“Protecting the cloud requires sophisticated solutions that can stay ahead of the ever-growing list of threats, each more damaging than the last,” said Larry Warnock, CEO of Gazzang. “FireHost has proven its commitment to security and is taking it one step further by offering customers access to data encryption solutions. Whether patient medical records, student education transcripts or consumer credit card information, Gazzang ezNcrypt offers FireHost customers the assurance that should data get into the wrong hands, it will be encrypted, and protected from harm.”
Gazzang’s ezNcrypt is a fast-deploying solution for encrypting MySQL database transactions and data. The solution’s transparent data encryption (TDE) process auto-encrypts MySQL data at rest with dual authentication keys without making changes to existing applications or databases. Of key importance to hosting providers and their customers, ezNcrypt also protects critical data from being accessed by even root-level administrators as required by many government and regulatory guidelines. The solution is easy to implement and does not burden servers with undue performance degradation.
Other features include:
- Unlimited encryption of MySQL databases, tables and files
- Hosted Key Storage System (KSS)
- Protection against system and local users
- Compliance with PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITECH, FISMA and other industry-specific regulations
- Scalable, pay-as-you-go-per-server subscription licensing
“Database encryption is quickly becoming a last line of defense for websites with compliance and high traffic needs,” said Mark McCurley, director of security and compliance for FireHost. “When it comes to protecting our customers, we make no compromises. Gazzang ezNcrypt offers the industry’s only easy-to-use, effective solution for MySQL, so customers hosting database servers in the FireHost cloud can rest assured their data is protected by the leading enterprise security tools in the industry.”
Gazzang makes cloud computing enterprise-ready. Our secure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions help organizations address the inherent risk associated with open source software tools, beginning with data encryption of databases and ultimately migrating all the way up the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP). With customers in financial services, healthcare, higher education and technology, we know what it takes to deliver secure, compliant business services in today’s uncertain cloud environments. Gazzang is backed by Austin Ventures, with offices in Houston and Austin, Texas. For more info, visit www.gazzang.com.
About FireHost, Inc.
FireHost, Inc. is a Dallas, Texas, based secure hosting company that delivers secure cloud hosting solutions to eCommerce, SaaS, healthcare IT, and security companies in over 20 countries. Specializing in protecting websites with compliance and high traffic needs, FireHost makes hacker awareness, management, and prevention a standard part of every hosting plan. Advanced security combined with a comprehensive portfolio of hosting solutions helps FireHost protect companies of all sizes from threats to their websites, Web applications, and other valuable data. For more info, visit www.firehost.com.