Protegrity Announces Settlement of Patent Litigation Against Ingrian / SafeNet

STAMFORD, CT--(Marketwired - Aug 12, 2013) - Protegrity Corporation, the leading provider of end-to-end enterprise data security solutions, announced today that it has reached a mutually agreed-to settlement in its patent dispute with Ingrian / SafeNet. The terms are not being disclosed at this time.

"This settlement is the culmination of a hard fought litigation with Ingrian and SafeNet over the last five years," said Suni Munshani, CEO for Protegrity. "This long, successful legal battle is evidence that Protegrity will remain steadfast in the protection and enforcement of our intellectual property."

The original lawsuit filed in 2008 against Ingrain (now SafeNet) included: U.S. Patent 6,321,201, entitled "Data Security System for a Database Having Multiple Encryption Levels Applicable on a Data Element Value Level," U.S. Patent 7,325,129, entitled "Method for Altering Encryption Status in a Relational Database in a Continuous Process," and U.S. Patent 6,963,980, entitled "Combined Hardware and Software Based Encryption of Databases." An additional lawsuit was filed against SafeNet for U.S. Patent 8,402,281, entitled "Data Security System for a Database."

Protegrity's patent portfolio covers technology important for companies needing to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA), Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) and other data security regulations. The methods and innovations behind this technology are incorporated into Protegrity's data protection software solutions, and used by more than 200 leading companies around the world.

About Protegrity

Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., Protegrity provides high performance, infinitely scalable, end-to-end data security solutions that protect sensitive information across the enterprise from the point of acquisition to deletion. The company's award-winning software products span a variety of data protection methods, including end-to-end encryption, Vaultless Tokenization, masking, and monitoring and are backed by several important data protection technology patents. Currently, more than 200 enterprise customers worldwide rely on Protegrity's comprehensive data security solutions to enable compliance for PCI DSS, HIPAA and other data protection mandates while protecting their sensitive data, brand, and business reputation. For more information, please visit

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