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EnterpriseDB Adds Transparent Data Encryption To Enterprise-Grade Postgres Solutions


EnterpriseDB has announced the immediate global availability of Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), which extends Postgres with robust security and performance capabilities for enterprises. TDE significantly hardens data security and mitigates risks for large enterprises.

According to Gartner’s 2023 CIO and Technology Executive Agenda, information security remains a top concern for IT decision-makers. EDB addresses these concerns by adding TDE to EDB Standard and Enterprise plans, while continuing to deliver Oracle compatibility and migration solutions. EDB is claimed to be the first company to deliver TDE for Postgres with Oracle compatibility, with flexible deployment and unmatched management and support for enterprises.

EDB’s delivery of TDE includes the following benefits:

  • Block level encryption to prevent unauthorized data access. Postgres data, the write-ahead logging (WAL), and temporary files are encrypted on disk and are not readable by system users.
  • Data encryption and decryption is managed by the database and does not require application changes or updated client drivers.
  • Key management that is external to Postgres with initial support for Amazon AWS Key Management Service, Google Cloud Key Management Service, Microsoft Azure Key Vault, and Thales CipherTrust Manager.

In addition to TDE, EDB Enterprise Plan includes additional new enhancements, including improvements in Oracle compatibility to enable greater application code reuse. Enterprise Plan includes the latest PostgreSQL 15 release with all of EDB’s contributions, such as the MERGE SQL command and advanced replication capabilities.