International Rice Research Institute Selects Application Security To Protect Sensitive Data At The Source

NEW YORK, NY — December 15, 2003 — Application Security, Inc. (, the leading provider of proactive database security solutions, today announced the addition of International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines, to the company’s growing roster of customers all over the world. One of the world’s most famous agricultural research institutions, IRRI is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agriculture (CGIAR), a worldwide research organization that works with over 100 countries to mobilize agriculture-focused research to reduce hunger and poverty, improve human nutrition and health, while protecting the environment. IRRI’s vital global research mandate depends on important scientific information residing in secure database systems. By securing administrative data at its source in the corporate database, AppSecInc’s DbEncrypt provides the highest possible protection for some of the organization’s most important information.

Three-quarters of the world’s poor live in rural areas. In the Philippines, not only does 40 per cent of the population live in rural areas but also agriculture is an important sector of the national economy accounting for 15 per cent of gross domestic product. The CGIAR contributes to the search for solutions that reduce poverty and support sustainable development by involving world-renowned researchers across the globe. With the presence of international scientists and experts overseas, however, comes the responsibility to protect against the theft of classified information and potential acts of terrorism.

“Like any large international organization IRRI has sensitive and important administrative information that it needs to protect,” said Paul O’Nolan, IRRI’s IT manager. “The Institute recognizes its responsibility to safeguard such information, and the need for us to use the best technology available to do so.”

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DbEncrypt is part of AppSecInc’s line of database security products that proactively secure enterprise databases by protecting them against rapidly changing security threats. What makes DbEncrypt unique is its combination of security, performance, and ease of use. DbEncrypt provides organizations an easy way to protect sensitive data at the source by encrypting database information at the column level. Database administrators (DBAs) can choose from a wide variety of ciphers, public key algorithms, message authentication codes, and other tools to implement strong security measures within the database. AppSecInc products complement existing network and host security solutions by making it easy for organizations to create a layered defense, adding the highest level of security specifically where it is needed — the corporate database.

About IRRI
The International Rice Research Institute ( is the world’s leading rice research and training center. IRRI was established in 1960 by the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations with the cooperation of the Philippine government. Based in the Philippines and with offices in 10 other Asian countries, it is an autonomous, nonprofit institution focused on improving the well being of present and future generations of rice farmers and consumers, particularly those with low incomes, while preserving natural resources. IRRI is one of 16 centers funded through the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), an association of public and private donor agencies. Please visit the Web sites of the CGIAR ( or Future Harvest Foundation (, a nonprofit organization that builds awareness and supports food and environmental research.

About Application Security, Inc. (AppSecInc)
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