Townsend Security to Exhibit at the PASS Summit 2011 in Seattle, WA

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The encryption and key management solution provider will showcase its new SQL Server appliance for addressing data privacy compliance requirements, Alliance Key Manager for SQL Server.

Townsend Security, recently announced a new encryption key management appliance that plugs in seamlessly to Microsoft® SQL Server® enterprise edition and will be featuring the product at the PASS Summit for the first time.

Townsend Security, the encryption company, will be exhibiting at the PASS Summit 2011, October 12-13, in Seattle, WA . Townsend Security, recently announced a new encryption key management appliance that plugs in seamlessly to Microsoft® SQL Server® enterprise edition and will be featuring the product at the PASS Summit for the first time. While at the PASS Summit Townsend Security will work with SQL Server customers as well as Microsoft business partners who are interested in providing cost-effective key management solutions that meet compliance requirements for data privacy.

PASS Summit 2011 attendees will be among the first to see the newly announced hardware security module (HSM), Alliance Key Manager for SQL Server. Because cost should not be a barrier to compliance, Townsend’s key management appliance is the first of its kind to competitively priced for small and medium businesses on a limited budget.

The new key management HSM provides comprehensive key management for Microsoft’s SQL Server customers who must meet regulatory compliance requirements for encryption and encryption key management. Alliance Key Manager securely stores encryption keys on a separate device away from the database server that holds the encrypted data. It allows administrators to easily enforce separation of duties by controlling who has access to the encrypted data server and encryption key server.

Mid-market companies will benefit from some of these key features of Alliance Key Manager for SQL Server:

  • Seamless integration with SQL Server
  • Uses Microsoft’s Extensible Key Management (EKM) interface to support Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) on SQL Server 2008.
  • Automation of all key management tasks including rotation, retrieval, and generation in a central location.
  • Priced to meet the budget needs of every enterprise. An entry level, 2-server bundle (primary and failover) is available for under $12,000 list.

“Our partnership with Microsoft has strengthened over the last year and so has our focus on the SQL Server market”, says company CEO & Presdient, John Earl, “ Earlier this year we joined the Microsoft Partner Program and earned a competency in Business Intelligence, we visited the Worldwide Partner Conference and then launched our new HSM for SQL Server. Attending and exhibiting at the PASS Summit was a logical next step for us. We are excited to see what this new opportunity brings us and we look forward to forming new alliances and acquiring new customers in this market.

For more information about Alliance Key Manager for SQL Server, please visit this link.

Townsend Security will be in booth #335 at the conference. For more information about PASS Summit 2011 and to get the latest updates from the conference, see http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2011.

About Townsend Security
Townsend Security - the encryption company, was formed in 1984 and is privately held with headquarters in Olympia, WA. The company provides NIST and FIPS 140-2 certified software and appliance solutions to protect sensitive data from loss, theft and abuse. More than 2000 customers worldwide rely on Townsend Security’s solutions to protect their sensitive data and meet evolving regulatory compliance requirements. Learn more at http://www.townsendsecurity.com.

Media kits can be found at townsendsecurity.com/media.

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