Vormetric Selects StarLink to be its Middle East VAD

Vormetric Data Protection Transparently Secures and Controls Access To Sensitive Data

Dubai, UAE - February 10th, 2013 – StarLink, the Middle East's trusted security-specialized Value-Added-Distributor, and a pioneer in the region's database auditing and monitoring space, today announced its Master distribution partnership with Vormetric. Vormetric Data Security solutions enable enterprises to protect the data that matters with encryption and key management across physical, virtual and cloud environments. Enterprises can deploy Vormetric products to secure and control access to heterogeneous databases, Big Data, and unstructured data repositories. Under this new agreement, StarLink will exclusively distribute Vormetric's solutions to resellers across the Middle East to extend StarLink's database security capabilities.

"Vormetric's database encryption solution transparently secures heterogeneous databases delivering performance and scale in physical, virtual or cloud environments with no changes to any applications, across Linux, Unix, and Windows servers." explains Nidal Othman, Managing Director at StarLink. "Unlike alternative solutions that require changes to the database or storage environment, Vormetric's solution encrypts and decrypts the databases and unstructured data in a way that is transparent to the database and application. This minimizes performance overhead, provides a separation of duties, and lowers costs through centralized key and policy management", concluded Mr. Othman.

"Enterprises in the Middle East are being required to protect an increasing amount of data, be it for regulatory compliance requirements or to prevent intellectual property breaches. Until now, using encryption to secure large datasets has been hindered by performance overhead and scalability constraints," said Paul Ayers, Vice President of EMEA Sales at Vormetric. Mr. Ayers continued, "We are looking forward to working closely with StarLink's experienced staff of IT security professionals to expand our presence across the Middle East. They have significant data security and encryption expertise, on-the-ground resources across the region, an extensive reseller channel network and robust enterprise customer relationships."

About Vormetric

Vormetric (@Vormetric) is the industry leader in data security solutions that span physical, virtual and cloud environments. Data is the new currency and Vormetric helps enterprise customers and government agencies protect what matters - their sensitive data - from both internal and external threats. The company's scalable solution suite protects any file, any database and any application - anywhere it resides - while maintaining application performance and avoiding key management complexity. Many of the world's largest and most security-conscious organisations and government agencies, including 17 of the Fortune 25, have standardised on Vormetric to protect their sensitive data and provide them with advanced security intelligence.

For more information, visit www.vormetric.com

About StarLink

StarLink, headquartered in Dubai, is the leading IT compliance driven solutions provider and was founded in 2005. StarLink is recognized as a "Trusted Security Advisor" and market leader in automating the entire IT compliance auditing process to help customers in the Middle East region reduce IT Risk, with a focus on enterprises in the Financial, Telco and Government sectors. StarLink works with organizations to achieve and sustain compliance and optimally manage risks through full policy, procedure and controls lifecycle management. StarLink's solution offerings are now installed in more than 200 data centers in the Middle East, including 100 of the top regional banks and 15 of the regional's top Telcos. The company's customers trust StarLink to secure their critical enterprise data and safeguard access to sensitive data in the most demanding datacenter environments in the region by monitoring, security and auditing privileged user access to provide 100% visibility on all activities.