Latest release of EDB’s Postgres Plus Cloud Database supports heightened security requirementsBedford, MA – April 14, 2015 – EnterpriseDB (EDB), the leading worldwide provider of enterprise-class Postgres products and database compatibility solutions, today announced expanded data encryption for its Postgres Plus Cloud Database products on Amazon Web Services. The new level of security provides greater data protection that governments and many companies often demand in the cloud. In the U.S., the addition of the encryption of data while it is in storage means Postgres Plus Cloud Database is now suitable for use with healthcare applications which must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, which governs personal health care information. Because Postgres Plus Cloud Database is available worldwide on Amazon Web Services, the new data privacy measure means companies in sensitive industries globally may be able to tap an enterprise-class, low cost cloud database. “EDB’s cloud database has long met the higher security standards required by US federal agencies but the expanded data encryption capacity is the last check in the box required for a major need in healthcare,” said Marc Linster, Senior Vice President of Products and Services at EnterpriseDB. “Companies in highly regulated industries are seeking to leverage the cloud for a wider range of workloads, including applications involving sensitive information, because of the cost benefits and flexibility. Now they have a new option in EDB.””Today we hear healthcare CIOs telling us that the preference for solutions is cloud first, and on-premises solutions must be justified: Cloud-based solutions are becoming the default choice,” wrote Forrester Research senior analyst Skip Snow in a March 11, 2015 blog post titled Cloud Implementations: The Default Choice for CIOs in Healthcare. EDB’s cloud products spin up new databases in separate, private instances, and supports advanced auditing capabilities, meeting the heightened security requirements of HIPAA and many organisations. EDB offers two Postgres cloud products on AWS Marketplace, Postgres Plus Cloud Database Advanced and Postgres Plus Cloud Database Basic. Both products provide specialised support for Postgres while the Advanced edition includes EDB’s enhancements, tools and database compatibility for Oracle. EnterpriseDB and Postgres Plus Advanced Server are registered trademarks of EnterpriseDB. All other company or product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Connect with EnterpriseDBLearn more about EnterpriseDB: Read the blog: Follow us on Twitter: Become a fan on Facebook: Join us on Google+: Connect on LinkedIn: About EnterpriseDB CorporationEnterpriseDB is the leading worldwide provider of Postgres software and services that enable enterprises to reduce their reliance on costly proprietary solutions and slash their database spend by 80% or more. With powerful performance and security enhancements for PostgreSQL, sophisticated management tools for global deployments and database compatibility for Oracle, EnterpriseDB software supports both mission and non-mission critical enterprise applications. More than 2,700 enterprises, governments and other organisations worldwide use EnterpriseDB software, support, training and professional services to integrate open source software into their existing data infrastructures. Based in Bedford, MA, EnterpriseDB is backed by private investors. Media Contact for EnterpriseDB:Cairbre SugrueSugrue 01932 429 779Source: RealWire

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