Data Masking, sometimes called de-identification or redaction, is a technique used to secure your sensitive data in non-production environments such as Development and QA by replacing sensitive data with fictitious but realistic data, eliminating the risk of exposing your sensitive data to unauthorized parties. Delphix's unique approach to data masking involves breaking the logical association between unique identifying information (for example, social security numbers) and personally identifiable data (for example, name and address). Delphix, uses this simple 5-step process to protect your data and each step can be completed with a simple push of a button. Delphix processes for protecting sensitive data are measurable, documented, and repeatable, providing clearly auditable results.
Delphix is a multi-user, browser based web application that provides complete, secure, and scalable software for your data masking and tokenization needs, while meeting enterprise-class infrastructure requirements. There are several advantages to using the Delphix to mask your data:
- Risk reduction—By using masked data that is suitable for a large number of business activities, instead of copies of the real data, the risk of a data breach is greatly reduced. Instead of having twenty (20) databases with sensitive data to be secured you can have just one (1).
- Profiling or Automated identification of sensitive data—The Delphix Profiler identifies the location of sensitive data automatically across all your databases, copybooks, and files, the time-consuming work associated with a data masking project is reduced significantly.
- Masking of sensitive data—Delphix is 10x faster in securing your data because of it's easy to use web browser interface and the fact that there is no programming required! With Delphix, you create XML that is automatically imported.
- Maintain referential integrity— Delphix's patented, repeatable deterministic algorithms automatically maintain referential integrity, not only within a database but across heterogeneous databases and file types.
- Leverage investment — The Delphix Engine can automatically create mappings based on the Sensitive Data inventory. This allows you to use the powerful Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) engine within your existing infrastructure, without needing to code and maintain hundreds or thousands of jobs. Another major advantage of the Delphix Engine is that you can use the masking algorithms deployed as mapplets, use provided mapplets, or write your own mapplets to use with the Delphix Engine.
- Enables data sharing—By sharing masked data safely and easily, relationships with partners, third parties, and outside vendors are improved.
- Lowers costs—By automating the entire masking process and securing only essential data (thereby reducing how much data to secure), and provisioning only the data you need, costs to secure sensitive data are greatly reduced.