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  • 15 April 2010 10:03

Progress Software Makes Delivery Of Cloud Applications Secure And Compliant With OpenEdge SaaS Platform

Progress ISVs can build secure and compliant applications for the Cloud without worrying about encryption and security issues – and they don’t have to rewrite their applications to use these new features as migration is quick and easy with the Progress OpenEdge SaaS platform.

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), a leading software infrastructure provider that enables enterprises to be operationally responsive, announced today that it has added a highly compliant and cost effective data privacy solution to the Progress® OpenEdge® SaaS platform. With this new functionality, Progress enables full life-cycle data encryption that, for example, complies with the latest Payment Card Industry (PCI) regulations, an important requisite for the ongoing expansion of Cloud Computing.

Colleen Smith, vice president, Software as a Service, Progress Software, said: “Progress is making it very easy for its ISV partners to build secure and highly compliant applications for the Cloud, by taking the arduous task of encryption not only off their backs, but off their minds entirely. First, this ensures that software architects can remain focused on the development of the application itself. Second, programmers never need to access or operate with sensitive production data, therefore improving security.”

To make this possible, the Progress OpenEdge Enterprise RDBMS now supports Transparent Data Encryption (TDE). TDE encrypts data on disk, whether the data is in the database, a backup, or a binary dump, and stays encrypted throughout its lifecycle. It uses industry-standard encryption libraries and adheres to payment card industry data security standards, which are important for every company that processes, stores, or transmits credit card information, or any company with a Merchant ID.

Carl Verbiest, product manager for Claerhout Computer Engineering, commented: “The best part is that you can use these new features without having to rewrite your applications – you’re up and running immediately. Migration to the latest version is quick and easy, as it always is with OpenEdge.”

Rob Levy, chief products officer, Progress Software, said: “Before companies launch increasingly business-critical applications into the cloud, they expect the same assurances of data security and compliance that they have long expected from applications run on-premises in their own data centers. We feel we’ve removed that hurdle and cleared the way for the next wave of SaaS and Cloud adoption.”

More details on the OpenEdge SaaS platform are available at Or, you may hear more from Colleen Smith in this podcast: Exciting New Security Enhancements to the OpenEdge SaaS Platform

Progress Software Corporation Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global software company that enables enterprises to be operationally responsive to changing conditions and customer interactions as they occur – to capitalize on new opportunities, drive greater efficiencies and reduce risk. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of best-in-class infrastructure software spanning event-driven visibility and real-time response, open integration, data access and integration, and application development and deployment – all supporting on-premises and SaaS/Cloud deployments. Progress maximizes the benefits of operational responsiveness while minimizing IT complexity and total cost of ownership. Progress can be reached at

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