VirtualWorks Launches First Commercial Encrypted Enterprise Search Platform Built on Hitachi Solutions Technology

Jan 08, 2016, 10:35 ET from VirtualWorks

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- VirtualWorks today announced an encrypted version of ViaWorks, the first encrypted enterprise search product developed with Hitachi's Searchable Encryption technology. With the prevalence of self-service portals in Government and Health Care, online shopping and streaming media consumption, corporate governance and federal regulations, it has never been more important to provide easy access to information and at the same time protect personal or sensitive data. ViaWorks provides the perfect balance of security while preserving speed and accuracy of searching.

ViaWorks Secure is based on AES, a worldwide encryption standard established by NIST. ViaWorks Secure includes a special randomization process, which makes the encrypted data resistant to advanced statistical attacks. Therefore, attackers are unable to access data even if they are carrying out large numbers of guesses and tests upon the data, or by analyzing it from a statistical perspective.

ViaWorks provides key management and encryption APIs that store encryption keys securely and encrypt the original data, respectively.  Users determine which field is encrypted, such as Index Files, Search Keyword or Transaction Logs.  ViaWorks Secure offers all the same benefits of the popular ViaWorks flagship product with additional encrypted protection including:

  • Unifying information-rich applications and databases such as SharePoint, Outlook, Dynamics, Alfresco, and others.
  • Providing users with a seamless search and retrieval experience inside every application with ViaWorks Secure's search platform integration.
  • Delivering the information employees need to make decisions, serve customers and drive results, regardless of where it is stored, instantly.

"Organizations want to save money by moving their data to the cloud, but what they can't afford is lax security or slow search times when they do," said Robert Wescott, VP Global Marketing and Partnerships at VirtualWorks Inc.  "Now, for the first time, companies can deploy a commercial encrypted enterprise search solution to enable employees to quickly and securely search for content."

Companies interested in ViaWorks with searchable encryption should contact VirtualWorks Group Inc. They're currently working with beta customers in Healthcare, Government, Insurance and Finance. A 30-day trial evaluation version of the platform with encryption is expected to be available Q2 2016 (currently available without encryption - ). The evaluation version will enable customers to assess how this new technology can help to enhance their data management.

Pricing for ViaWorks with encryption starts at $15 per user per month (enterprise pricing over 300 users) and the platform can be deployed on-premise or as a service.

About VirtualWorks Group, Inc.

VirtualWorks is a global enterprise discovery company that helps businesses organize, locate and manage their information. With a platform that helps extract value from enterprise data, VirtualWorks enables businesses to drive revenue and operate efficiently. Founded in 2009 by Ed Iacobucci, co-founder of Citrix Systems, VirtualWorks continues a tradition of innovation and great products. For more information about VirtualWorks, visit, or Twitter: @vworks.

About Hitachi Solutions, Ltd.

Hitachi Solutions, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a core member of Information & Telecommunication Systems Company of Hitachi Group and a recognized leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions to companies across many industries. The company provides value-driven services throughout the IT life cycle from systems planning to systems integration, operation and maintenance. Hitachi Solutions delivers products and services of superior value to customers worldwide through key subsidiaries in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information on Hitachi Solutions, please visit:

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