We are looking forward to meeting members of the healthcare community, an industry responsible for ensuring the privacy of PHI and credit cards. Encrypting data is not something they should do, it is something they have to do,” says CEO John Earl.
Olympia, Washington (PRWEB) February 07, 2012
Townsend Security will be exhibiting at the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference 2012, February 20-24, in Las Vegas, NV. Townsend Security recently announced a new encryption key management hardware security module (HSM) that plugs in seamlessly to Microsoft® SQL Server® Enterprise Edition and will be featuring the product at the HIMSS Conference in booth #14124.
Encryption is the only way to protect personal healthcare information (PHI) and obtain safe harbor from the breach notification requirement in HITECH. The Transparent Database Encryption (TDE) functionality in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 enables organizations in the healthcare industry to implement encryption easily. Now that more organizations are utilizing encryption technologies, the need for cost-effective and comprehensive encryption key management HSMs are growing.
The new key management HSM provides comprehensive encryption key management for Microsoft’s SQL Server healthcare customers who must meet HIPAA/HITECH, PCI DSS requirements as well as existing state and federal privacy laws for encryption and encryption key management. Alliance Key Manager is a cost-effective solution and priced specifically for small to mid-size businesses. The solution 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 healthcare companies will benefit from some of these key features of Alliance Key Manager for SQL Server:
- Seamless integration with SQL Server 2008 (and soon to be released SQL Server 2012)
- 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
- FIPS 140-2 compliant
- 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.
“This is our first year exhibiting at the HIMSS conference and we are looking forward to meeting members of the healthcare community. We know that this industry is responsible for ensuring the privacy of PHI and credit cards so encrypting data is not something they should do, it is something they have to do,” says company CEO & President, John Earl. “We don’t think that cost should be a barrier to compliance, so we have focused on developing solutions that help the small and mid-market companies address compliance requirements with NIST and FIPS certified solutions.”
Townsend Security is actively seeking partnerships with companies in the healthcare industry that need to provide their customers with compliance-ready solutions for encryption and encryption key management. The company has built its applications for integration and has successfully partnered with companies such as Quantum to help fulfill customer requirements and maintain a competitive advantage. Townsend Security provides its partners with selling and technical training as well as an attractive pricing model. ISVs that are attending HIMSS are encouraged to stop by the company’s booth (#14124) to learn more about this program or visit http://townsendsecurity.com/partners/sign-up.
About Townsend Security
Townsend Security, the encryption company, builds data privacy solutions to help companies meet evolving HIPAA/HITECH, PCI and other regulatory compliance requirements. Over 2000 companies worldwide trust our NIST and FIPS 140-2 certified encryption, key management, tokenization, and logging solutions to protect their sensitive data from loss, theft and abuse.
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