Patrick Townsend Security Solutions Guarantees its Database Encryption and Key Management Products

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The company guarantees all of its NIST Certified solutions will meet or exceed PCI-DSS, HITECH Act and HIPAA encryption and key management standards

Patrick Townsend Security Solutions (PTSS) guarantees that its National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Certified encryption and key management solutions will always meet or exceed the encryption and key management standards outlined in PCI-DSS, HITECH Act or HIPAA. If any PTSS NIST Certified product is found not to meet the guidelines and standards defined in these standards, the company guarantees to bring the product back into compliance for all maintenance paying customers. Full details of the guarantee can be found on the company’s website (

PTSS guaranteed NIST certified solutions include Alliance AES, database encryption for Microsoft Windows, Linux, UNIX, IBM i and IBM z as well as the company’s encryption key management solution, Alliance Key Manager, which is currently undergoing FIPS-140 certification.

“We can guarantee our solutions because we know NIST certification is the standard for strong encryption and key management technologies,” said John Earl, PTSS CEO. “The HITECH Act of 2009, already states that organizations using a NIST certified encryption solution are provided Safe Harbor status from breach notification and we expect other compliance regulators such as PCI to follow suit. NIST certification is your assurance that the encryption was done right.”

The National Institute of Standards and Technology sets the standard for AES encryption and encryption key management vendors and their solutions. NIST certification provides assurance to organizations that their encryption solution is interoperable across the enterprise and their data is secured to the highest standards. Only the most dedicated security vendors can meet its validation requirements.

“We felt that issuing a guarantee was a great way to ensure the IT community that our solution would solve their compliance headaches,” said Patrick Townsend, PTSS Founder and CTO. “There are too many solutions in the marketplace with peculiar practices and implementations and frankly we expect some of those won’t measure up to regulatory compliance. The guarantee is our way of assuring customers that their NIST certified PTSS solutions will always meet the highest standards.”

About Patrick Townsend Security Solutions:
PTSS makes NIST-certified software and appliance solutions to protect sensitive data from loss, theft and abuse. The company offers a variety of products that employ encryption, tokenization, encryption key management and system logging. Known as the Encryption Company, PTSS was formed in 1984, and is privately held with headquarters in Olympia, WA. For more information visit or call (800) 357-1019.


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