Abstract: Now that XLS and XLSX files are now also directly supported in IRI FieldShield by virtue of their new /PROCESS (format) support in the CoSort 10.5 SortCL program, IRI Voracity data management platform and standalone data masking users have three different ways to “shield” sensitive data in their spreadsheets.
This article is the third of four articles discussing newly added support for Excel files in the core IRI program for structured data definition and manipulation, SortCL.
This article is a continuation of the previous article, which introduced IRI support for XLS and XLSX file formats in the SortCL program used for moving and manipulating spreadsheet data in both the IRI Voracity data management (ETL, data quality, etc.)
and to write the resulting data back to those or other targets, including one or more sheets.
IRI provides multiple data discovery features for personally identifiable information (PII) and other sensitive or need-to-be-found data held in enterprise sources.
Beyond data class, pattern- and fuzzy-match searches described elsewhere in this blog, this article primarily discusses the search for values held in a lookup or ‘set’ file (e.g.,
IRI CellShield™ Enterprise Edition now offers an Intra-Cell Search feature that finds and protects sensitive data in unstructured cell contents with masking, encryption, or pseudonymization. Just as with full-cell values, you can now identify and mask the ‘floating’ sensitive data in Microsoft Excel® spreadsheets with only a few mouse clicks.
This is an introduction to IRI CellShield. Subsequent blogs will demonstrate the different functions in CellShield: data masking, encryption, and pseudonymization. If you’re interested in finding, classifying, or masking PII in databases or flat files, check out IRI FieldShield.