Dataguise Teams with NetApp to Protect Data in Non-Production Environments

Dataguise, a provider of data security solutions, has also joined the NetApp Alliance Partner Program as an Advantage Alliance Partner. The collaboration between Dataguise and NetApp is intended to allow customers to quickly generate production data for test and development and distribute it safely and efficiently.

Implementing the solutions jointly offered by Dataguise and NetApp, the companies say, will help enterprises address risk management and compliance issues and improve their overall security posture in a matter of days.

Dataguise solutions automate the process of protecting sensitive data and support compliance initiatives by improving accountability and limiting sensitive data to controlled systems and environments. NetApp solutions accelerate the workflows associated with supporting key business processes requiring access to production data. Since Dataguise DgDiscover and DgMasker solutions integrate with NetApp SnapMirror and FlexClone data replication software, the products work together to efficiently share production data for non-production use while transparently protecting sensitive information from disclosure.

"When you need to make copies for test, development and QA, you want to be able to mask those copies. NetApps's products allow users to clone very rapidly and in large quantity so they can produce thousands of copies in an instant. The value proposition for the customer is that, when they are making that many copies, we are plugged in to provide the masking to protect the sensitive data that is in those copies as it is being sent out to the non-production departments," Allan Thompson, executive vice president of Operations at Dataguise, tells 5 Minute Briefing. By joining forces with NetApp, Dataguise can help organizations to safely and efficiently leverage their enterprise data for data warehousing, development, test and QA, as well as to share data with other business units and partners, he adds.

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