Customer data. Supplier data. Financial data. You can’t risk letting any of it get into the wrong hands. And the risks lurk everywhere, even inside your own company. That’s why it’s the perfect time to find out more about the best data masking vendors by reading the latest report from leading analyst firm, Gartner.
See why Informatica has been positioned as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Masking Technology for the fourth consecutive year.
Data masking protects companies from internal and external breaches by de-identifying, de-sensitizing and anonymizing sensitive data from unauthorized access. Informatica believes that a sound data security strategy includes data masking in the reference architecture. Data masking is accomplished through a variety of techniques. Our Informatica solutions focus on what our customers describe as best practices through static and dynamic data masking. Static (or persistent) data masking permanently and irreversibly changes data values while preserving the original characteristics and patterns. This is a common technique used in non-production environments used for testing and training purposes. Dynamic data masking changes the value that is presented to the user during the request while leaving the original values untouched. This latter approach is commonly used to protect sensitive data in production. Authorized users see the original values, unauthorized users see masked values. In both cases, data masking can be deployed without the need to customize the application or write any code.
The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Masking Technology is an essential resource for smart enterprises looking to protect their sensitive data from unauthorized access—from both internal and external sources.
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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Masking Technology, Ayal Tirosh and Marc-Antoine Meunier, December 22, 2015