Innovative Database Encryption Solution
A leading software vendor in Southeast Asia specializing in database security and management solutions.
The client wanted to bring to the market a brand new versatile database encryption solution targeted at the financial services industry and the public sector. Since available competing products are only compatible with a limited range of leading database products, the new product would be able to reach customers running DBMS software unsupported by the competition. The product would incorporate Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) technology that offers database encryption at column level. The advantages of TDE have to do with the way it solves the problem of protecting data at rest, encrypting databases both on the hard drive and consequently on backup media.
First Line’s solution
The client contacted several software development firms to select the partner for the project. First Line won the contract by demonstrating the best combination of technical skills required to complete this highly challenging assignment in the aggressive timeframe laid out by the client.
The new product eliminates the need to configure multiple enterprise applications that use the protected data, by using the TDE technology and by decrypting and providing the data to the applications on the fly. It is easily configurable via a streamlined web interface. The product gives users (system administrators) the choice of encryption algorithms including both industry standards and more exotic varieties (e.g. OpenSSL, BouncyCastle, and MagicCrypto).
First Line engineers had to solve many complex technical problems in order to achieve desired levels of performance, customize the product for different versions of DMBS software, and implement reliable load balancing functionality.
The client was able to bring a product to the market that surpasses the competition’s functionality, performance and ease of use, while reaching a broader customer base. In addition to the Oracle-based solution, plans for the next phase of the project include the development of the same functionality for other DBMS products (Sybase, DB2 and MS SQL).
Team size: 8
Total effort: 60 person-months
First Line Software is a premier provider of custom software development, technology enablement services and value-add consulting in big data engineering, digitalization, intellectual integration, industrial Internet, and IoT, digital media and marketing, and enterprise content management as well as healthcare IT.
Headquartered in the US, First Line employs 500+ staﬀ globally. First Line team and company culture is centered around subject matter expertise, technical excellence, consulting capabilities and proven methodologies, with a strong focus on Agile and Intellectual Integration.
The company has been recognized with multiple annual rankings and awards by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP), Global Services, CorporateLiveWire, Insights Success and CNews. We were the first to be awarded the Scrum Capability Medallion by Scrum, Inc. Most recently, research firm Gartner included FirstLine in their first ever Market Guide for Technology Integrators (2014) and the Cool Vendor in Applications Services 2015 Report. We are active members in Object Management Group and Industrial Internet Consortium. FLS is also an EPiServer Premium Solutions Partner.