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Vormetric Live Data Transformation solution recognised for innovation, functionality and originalityLONDON, England, November 25, 2016 – Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data protection, has announced that its Vormetric Live Data Transformation was named Security Innovation of the Year in the Computing Security Excellence Awards, following a ceremony in London. Judged by an independent panel, the awards celebrate the achievements of the IT industry's best security companies, solutions, products and personalities.

This category was highly competitive, with the judges looking for products and services that can demonstrate something truly new and innovative. With cyber threats and compliance requirements increasing in tandem, it is important that encryption can be deployed and managed with minimal impact on business processes and user experience. However, when very large data sets are involved, initial encryption deployments can reduce data availability and require lengthy maintenance windows.

Compounding matters further, maintaining data security compliance often requires routine encryption key rotation even after initial deployments have been successfully completed. When large data sets have been encrypted, significant processing time and long periods of planned downtime may be required to support the rekeying of data.

These realities have often forced security and IT teams to make tough trade-offs, fundamentally having to choose between security and availability. “The use of encryption is critical to securing data at rest, but trying to encrypt very large databases or millions of files can span hours and even days, which can be a non-starter for applications that can’t afford long maintenance windows,” said Louise Bulman, Vice President of U.K. and Ireland Sales for Thales. “Our Vormetric Live Data Transformation is a real game-changer.

For the first time, the operational impact of protecting data is effectively zero – organisations can be confident that their data, wherever it resides, is secured, without worrying about the disruption traditionally associated with encryption.

As such, we are very proud to have been recognised in this category at the Computing Security Excellence Awards.” With Vormetric Live Data Transformation from Thales, encryption is delivered with minimal disruption, effort, and cost.

The solution’s transparent approach enables security organisations to implement encryption without changing application, networking, or storage architectures. Launched earlier this year, the product offers patented capabilities that deliver breakthroughs in resiliency and efficiency, while also highlighting Thales’ drive to continue offering organizations the most innovative, easy to deploy and operate data security solutions available. “With this solution, businesses can ensure data protection while continuing to operate without interruption – no matter how many files are involved or how large their databases are,” continued Bulman. “Our Vormetric Live Data Transformation product offers significant improvements in security and data availability, while reducing the operational costs typically associated with encryption. We thank the judges for recognising our ongoing commitment to data encryption and protection.” # # # About Thales e-SecurityThales e-Security + Vormetric have combined to form the leading global data protection and digital trust management company.

Together, we enable companies to compete confidently and quickly by securing data at-rest, in-motion, and in-use to effectively deliver secure and compliant solutions with the highest levels of management, speed and trust across physical, virtual, and cloud environments.

By deploying our leading solutions and services, targeted attacks are thwarted and sensitive data risk exposure is reduced with the least business disruption and at the lowest life cycle cost.

Thales e-Security and Vormetric are part of Thales Group. www.thales-esecurity.com About ThalesThales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 62,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14 billion in 2015. With over 22,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements.
Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world. Positioned as a value-added systems integrator, equipment supplier and service provider, Thales is one of Europe’s leading players in the security market.

The Group’s security teams work with government agencies, local authorities and enterprise customers to develop and deploy integrated, resilient solutions to protect citizens, sensitive data and critical infrastructure. Thales offers world-class cryptographic capabilities and is a global leader in cybersecurity solutions for defence, government, critical infrastructure providers, telecom companies, industry and the financial services sector. With a value proposition addressing the entire data security chain, Thales offers a comprehensive range of services and solutions ranging from security consulting, data protection, digital trust management and design, development, integration, certification and security maintenance of cybersecured systems, to cyberthreat management, intrusion detection and security supervision through cybersecurity Operation Centres in France, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands and soon in Hong Kong. Contact:Dorothée BonneilThales Media Relations – Security+33 (0)1 57 77 90 89dorothee.bonneil@thalesgroup.com Liz HarrisThales e-Security Media Relations+44 (0)1223 723612liz.harris@thales-esecurity.com
Once the deals close, Synopsys expects to take advantage of both the companies' workforces and products. Synopsys, a technology development vendor that has multiple divisions ranging from silicon to software, announced on Nov. 7 that it is acquiring privately held security companies Cigital and Codiscope.Financial terms of the deal are not being publicly disclosed, though Synopsys expects the acquisitions to close by next month.Cigital provides application security testing and software security services; Codiscope is a spinoff from Cigital, providing security tools. Among Codiscope's products is Jack, a cloud-based tool for helping developers build secure applications. Synopsys is."Synopsys is in the process of developing a brand strategy and go-forward plan that will be implemented after the acquisitions close," Andreas Kuehlmann, senior vice president and general manager of the Synopsys Software Integrity Group, told eWEEK. "Cigital and Codiscope have built strong reputations and brands in the cyber-security domain, and we intend to leverage those strengths as we integrate the organizations." A key element of the acquisitions are the Cigital and Codiscope employees, as the highly skilled workforces will help Synopsys grow its security platform and business, Kuehlmann said. Until the acquisitions close, Synopsys will operate the two companies as separate entities and there will be no changes for Cigital and Codiscope customers, he added. The acquisitions will also add complementary products and services to Synopsys' portfolio, according to Kuehlmann."Synopsys is strategically aligned with Cigital and Codiscope, with a shared vision of building security into the software development life cycle and across the cyber supply chain," he said.To do so, Synopsys' plan after the deals close is to strategically integrate Cigital and Codiscope products and services into its Software Integrity Platform, according to Kuehlmann."After these acquisitions close, we'll work closely with their leadership to ensure minimal disruption and business continuity and as we enter this exciting new phase in the evolution of our business," he said.Cigital and Codiscope are just the latest security vendors that Synopsys has acquired in recent years. In 2014, for example, Synopsys acquired static code analysis vendor Coverity in a $334 million deal."The integration of Coverity has been very successful, as have the integrations of the other security vendors we've acquired since then—Codenomicon, Seeker, Protecode and Goanna," Kuehlmann said. "We're very pleased with the progress of the Software Integrity Group, and we intend to apply the lessons we've learned from past acquisitions to ensure a smooth integration for Cigital and Codiscope."Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at eWEEK and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.
London, U.K. – 09 August 2016 – UK-based maritime litigation law firm, Winter Scott LLP, has successfully deployed iManage Work-based email and document management solution from Ascertus Limited, a provider of tailored information and document lifecycle management solutions to law firms.

The Ascertus solution is enabling the firm to routinely comply with the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) stringent and ever-increasing outcome-focussed regulation.

Data security is significantly enhanced and Winter Scott’s fee earners are benefiting from an efficiency and productivity boost, all of which cumulatively is delivering added value to clients.Winter Scott chose the solution from Ascertus based on recommendations for iManage Work from a number of the firm’s client organisations.

Ascertus’ extensive experience and proven reputation in delivering customised solutions to law firms was a major factor in the decision-making process.

Furthermore, the Ascertus solution was the only system that guaranteed minimal disruption to the business. “We have reached a critical size, and an email and document management system is essential for compliance, but more importantly to ensure the highest level of data security,” explains Sophie-Jane Hunt, Managing Partner at Winter Scott LLP. “Prior to this solution, we were addressing all these requirements, but it took substantial effort.

Today it is embedded into our operation.

The Ascertus solution fits our way of working, which is perhaps why, there have been hardly any issues related to user adoption.” The solution meets the specific and unique requirements of a shipping litigation practice and is structured simplistically to support the firm’s information management needs. Users access the system from within Outlook, which is similar to how emails and documents were managed by fee earners previously.

Also, fee earners are able to easily locate emails and documents as the solution facilitates contextual searches. Winter Scott is now also able to provide clear audit trails to demonstrate compliance of data and information management processes to the SRA. Ascertus has tightly integrated the email and document management system with Linetime, Winter Scott’s practice management system.

Duplication of data is now minimised; there is a single and secure version of the truth across the organisation. “Growing and mid-sized law firms are fast realising that document management systems are business critical in the current data and compliance-driven, global, 24x7 environment,” commented Jon Wainwright, Sales and Marketing Director of Ascertus Limited. “Also, now that best-of-breed systems are well within their grasp – such technologies are no longer the privilege of the large law firms alone. We closely work with both customers and technology partners to deliver the most suitable solutions to legal businesses of all sizes. We are delighted that our solution is a success at Winter Scott.” About Ascertus LimitedAscertus provides information and document lifecycle management consultancy, software solutions and IT support services to law firms and corporate legal departments.

Based in Central London, the company offers a full range of professional services – from consultancy, business analysis and project management; to software implementation, training, documentation and technical support – delivering bespoke email, contract and document management solutions in on-premises and privately hosted environments.

The company has successfully delivered and managed some of the largest iManage Work installations at customer sites in the UK.

For more information, visit: www.ascertus.com. Media contact:TagusPRVidushi Patelvidushi@taguspr.co.uk+44 7958474632