Archive for July, 2011

Gartner’s Joseph Feiman talks about Data Masking

Joseph Feiman, Ph.D., is a research vice president and Gartner Fellow in Gartner Research. Mr. Feiman focuses on applications’ security: technologies and methodologies enabling secure software life cycle, data privacy, security of large systems and packaged applications, legacies, SOA, Web 2.0, cloud computing security, and security as a service.

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Dynamic Data Masking Inside Out

Dynamic Data Masking Engine plays an essential role in the Enterprise Security and Data Privacy frameworks

By Vitaly Dubravin

Dynamic Data Masking has grown over the years into a robust and mature product. It has become one of the primary tools to combat private information leaks from production environments. It limits, if not completely eliminates, all sensitive data exposures due to the application security design flaws, inadequate testing, ever changing regulatory requirements and aggressive production release schedule.

It is important to understand that Dynamic Data Masking (DDM) is not a replacement for a traditional data protection and security measures. It was designed to address a very specific but extremely damaging situation when private data gets in the wrong hands. Data Masking works as a proxy that secures only data communication channel and should be deeply integrated with the Enterprise Authentication and Authorization infrastructure as well as network security tools to gain maximum advantage and significantly reduce implementation and operation costs. Read more…