OmniTI and Gazzang Partner to Provide Data Security in the Cloud for Student Data Portals
Data Encryption Solution Secures Student Records in MongoDB/AWS Environment for Hundreds of Machines
FULTON, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OmniTI, a leading provider of web infrastructures and applications for companies that require scalable, high-performance, mission critical solutions, today announced that it has partnered with Gazzang to provide a data security and encryption solution for a non-profit organization that helps school systems create student data portals.
“We are pleased that our client entrusted us with this important work and will now have the best data encryption solution available, as it continues to set up student portals in the cloud.”
The mission of the non-profit organization is to improve and align technology systems and teaching resources for school districts across the nation. Previously, the client engaged with OmniTI to provide a security and encryption solution that could be implemented across hundreds of machines without sacrificing performance of its student record keeping system. To develop the solution, OmniTI teamed up with Gazzang, a provider of security solutions that help enterprises protect sensitive information and maintain performance in big data and cloud environments.
OmniTI and Gazzang were able to implement a solution that secured the organization’s data in a MongoDB database, worked with the existing Amazon Web Services environment and could be easily deployed across hundreds of machines. By using Gazzang’s zNcrypt™ and zTrustee™, the team was able to transparently encrypt and secure the organization’s data without any changes to its applications or databases ensuring minimal performance lag in the encryption or decryption process. By encrypting student data in the cloud, the client is now able to meet FERPA standards for safeguarding data and provide peace of mind to its school system customers. The organization is also eligible for SOC certifications and has a secure IT architecture that will enable future growth.
“Protecting student data from unauthorized access or hack is of utmost importance,” said Eddie Garcia, vice president of information security and services at Gazzang. “Our data encryption and key management solutions are easy to deploy, high-performing and can begin protecting data in a large, distributed environment within minutes. That’s important for cloud-based applications that are often provisioned and deployed in a very short timeframe. We are pleased to be working with OmniTI on this project and look forward to continued success with them.”
“This particular client required extra security measures because of the sensitive nature of working with student records,” said Robert Treat, CEO, OmniTI. “We are pleased that our client entrusted us with this important work and will now have the best data encryption solution available, as it continues to set up student portals in the cloud.”
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