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Netezza Receives Patent for Mantra Appliance Policy Management Framework

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Netezza Mantra patent solidifies leadership in policy management for detection and mitigation of unauthorized data access

Marlborough, MA -- Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ), the global leader in data warehouse, analytic and monitoring appliances, today announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted a patent to Netezza on March 2, 2010 for Real-time Mitigation of Data Access Insider Intrusions. This patented technology is a core component of the Netezza® Mantra® and Netezza® TwinFin™ families of appliances.

Threats to core data assets that result in unauthorized data access or the loss of sensitive data continue to rise. Netezza’s latest patented technology enables enterprises to easily and efficiently specify compliance controls and security policies and implement multiple mitigation responses. The Netezza Mantra solution uses a holistic view of data access to more effectively identify attacks. The Mantra appliance’s policy management framework includes “anomaly” and “signature” attributes that capture sophisticated behavioral characteristics of illegitimate data access.

“This latest patent underscores Netezza’s commitment to providing businesses with the most sophisticated threat identification and mitigation capabilities, while requiring the fewest appliances and resources,” said Prat Moghe, vice president and general manager of the Data Compliance division at Netezza. “The Mantra solution’s unparalleled scalability and ease-of-use continue to drive down the total cost of ownership associated with database activity monitoring.”

The Netezza Mantra appliance, with its patented and patent-pending technologies, provides all the tenets for comprehensive enterprise database activity monitoring. For data owners, compliance officers, and security officers, the Netezza Mantra solution delivers:

  • Critical data discovery of heterogeneous databases such as Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, Sybase, and MySQL;
  • Continuous monitoring and auditing of access to critical data;
  • Analysis, detection and protection against any non-compliant activity or data theft; and
  • Ready-to-use data compliance reports for SOX, PCI, HIPAA, FISMA, GLBA, and many other regulatory requirements.

For more information on the Mantra solution, visit, or for more information on data auditing and compliance requirements, visit

About Netezza Corporation

Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ) is the global leader in data warehouse, analytic and monitoring appliances that dramatically simplify high-performance analytics across an extended enterprise. Netezza’s technology enables organizations to process enormous amounts of captured data at exceptional speed, providing a significant competitive and operational advantage in today’s data-intensive industries, including digital media, energy, financial services, government, health and life sciences, retail and telecommunications. Netezza is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts and has offices in Northern Virginia, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan, Korea, Australia and Singapore. For more information about Netezza, please visit

Netezza®, TwinFin™, Mantra® and the Netezza ‘N’ logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Netezza Corporation. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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