Dataguise Unveils Automated Data Masking Solution

Dataguise, a provider of data security solutions, announced the next generation of its security solution - consisting of dgdiscover 3.0 and dgmasker
3.0, which the vendor says is the industry's first integrated solution for sensitive data discovery and masking. The solution was announced at the recent Oracle OpenWorld conference.

Dataguise is designed to find structured database repositories across the network, search and discover sensitive data in structured databases, and then mask or de-identify to protect sensitive data. "We apply masking rules depending on what your application needs," Erik Jarlstrom, VP of customer advocacy for Dataguise, tells 5 Minute Briefing.

At many organizations, sensitive information is scattered in unprotected databases and file servers across corporate infrastructure. Dataguise is designed to help users find, search and then mask sensitive data across all databases throughout the enterprise. This enables administrators to create corporate masking policies for faster adherence to compliance regulations, lower risk of a data breach, and reduced reliance on cumbersome single database masking solutions.

"A lot of business users don't know what's going on with data security," Jarlstrom says. "They don't know how many cloned databases are out in their organizations." He estimates that while most database administrators are careful with data security, organizations need to guard against the "rogue 1% of DBAs that are careless."

Dataguise employs automation to deliver discovery across organizations. The product is intended to help rapidly determine where databases are running, and analyze what tables/columns contain sensitive data for masking recommendation. The tools search structured data repositories within Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, MySQL, Teradata, Sybase, and MS Access; and unstructured data repositories for file formats that include Text, MS Office, PDF, XML, CSV and LOG.

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