Oracle Management Software Supplier Adds Data Masking to Boost Security
Sept. 13, 2018 — A rapidly increasing number of organisations are outsourcing security management to Security Service Providers (SSPs); complexity, cost and time make it prohibitive for the small to mid – size company in particular to do this themselves. Typically, the SSP will use Cloud – based tools (such as patchVantage) to keep their clients’ systems secure, compliant and current.
In addition, emerging data protection standards such as GDPR place further burdens on these organisations so the demand for alternative, cost – effective approaches – and tools – has soared.
patchVantage has today announced the addition of Data Masking functionality to its extensive suite of Oracle Database and ERP management tools, which includes back – up, cloning, patching, penetration testing and password management; Data Masking means sensitive data can be hidden or obscured to protect against insider threat and to allow development and testing by third parties; it is a key technology for companies that need to comply with GDPR.
Insider threats are an increasing problem for many companies; Data Masking allows sensitive (and potentially exploitable) information to be available only to authorised users, minimising risk.
But it is the combination of rapid (SNAP) cloning and Data Masking that makes patchVantage a compelling solution; most software vendors provide one or the other. The technology upon which the product is built means databases of any size can be created and protected in minutes.
Users can apply pre – defined Static masks (patchVantage has around thirty) or define their own to deliver automated Data Masking. As masks are applied when the clone is created, sensitive data is immediately hidden.
patchVantage greatly simplifies the process of backing up, cloning and patching multiple databases; the software is quick and simple to install and generates full log files, significantly reducing management overheads.
Founder and Technical Architect David McNish said: “With the addition of Data Masking patchVantage is ideal for SSPs who manage multiple clients’ security and compliance needs, as well as organisations to use in – house. We are, as part of this important enhancement, offering all new users a trial of the full patchVantage software suite free for one month; simply e – mail [email protected] to get started.”
For more information please visit www.patchvantage.com or call +447793542276