Vormetric appoints StarLink as Middle East VAD

Distributor to provide the channel with database encryption solutions

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Vormetric appoints StarLink as Middle East VAD Vormetric's database encryption solutions transparently secure heterogeneous databases, says Othman.
By  Manda Banda Published  February 10, 2013

StarLink, a specialised security solutions value-added distributor (VAD), has signed a master distribution partnership with Vormetric.

Under the accord, StarLink will exclusively distribute Vormetric's data security solutions solutions to resellers across the Middle East and extend its database security capabilities.

"Vormetric's database encryption solution transparently secures heterogeneous databases delivering performance and scale in physical, virtual or cloud environments with no changes to any applications, across Linux, Unix, and Windows servers," explained Nidal Othman, managing director at StarLink. "Unlike alternative solutions that require changes to the database or storage environment, Vormetric solutions encrypt and decrypt databases and unstructured data in a way that is transparent to the database and application. This minimises performance overhead, provides a separation of duties, and lowers costs through centralised key and policy management," said Othman.

"Enterprises in the Middle East are being required to protect an increasing amount of data, be it for regulatory compliance requirements or to prevent intellectual property breaches. Until now, using encryption to secure large datasets has been hindered by performance overhead and scalability constraints," said Paul Ayers, vice president of EMEA Sales at Vormetric.

Ayers added: "We are looking forward to working closely with StarLink's experienced team of IT security professionals to expand our presence across the Middle East. They have significant data security and encryption expertise, on-the-ground resources across the region, an extensive reseller network and robust enterprise customer relationships."

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