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An annual survey of encryption application trends shows a record increase in the use of encryption to protect sensitive data. Forty-one percent of companies surveyed by The Ponemon Institute report using encryption extensively in 2016 —up 7 percent from last year, the largest year-over-year increase in the survey's 11 years. The combination of increasing cybercrime, more stringent privacy laws, and public concerns about data breaches is driving heavily regulated industries like financial services, healthcare and pharmaceutical, and technology and software to lead the way. And regardless of industry, what companies want most of all is an encryption solution that delivers high performance, low latency, and support for both on-premise and cloud-based data and applications.