Data Anonymization


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Anonymize Your Data


Do you need to anonymize sensitive data; i.e., can you disguise personally identifiable information (PII)?

And, can you do it in a way that:

  • is safe from hacking, or bypass (gleaning the information from other data)?
  • cannot be linked back to the person (de-anonymized; e.g. through a hash)?
  • preserves the original column and field layouts (position, size data type)?
  • keeps the anonymized data looking real enough for testing purposes?
  • is convenient, simple, efficient, affordable, and compliant?

With either IRI FieldShield or the SortCL program in IRI CoSort, you can easily obfuscate PII columns in database tables and files with either reversible and irreversible methods. You can also protect data at the byte or sub-string level, and/or record (row) level.

The protection method you choose determines the appearance of the anonymized fields, and the likelihood of recovering the original values.

Non-Recoverable Option

Irreversible data-centric anonymization options in IRI software include:

Recoverable Options

Reversible data-centric anonymization options in IRI software include:

Anonymous Test Data

IRI RowGen (test data) software uses the same metadata as FieldShield and SortCL to either randomly generate realistic, or select real data. RowGen creates anonymous data for databases and custom file formats, but does not require access to production data.

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