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FieldShield Masks Data for Oracle Cloning

Reviewer
David McNish, CTO and Sr. DBAas for patchVantage

Background
patchVantage is a UK-based company that delivers revolutionary automated patching and cloning tools to augment Oracle database management and security.

FieldShield Masks Data for Oracle Cloning

Reviewer Profile

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Company: patchVantage Industry: DB/Security Software Location: Scotland Role: Applications Size: $50M USD Source: Gartner Peer Reviews

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Overall Feedback

What do You Like Most about the Product or Service?

The powerful set of field level masking routines and Eclipse GUI.

Would You Recommend this Product or Service to Others?

Yes.

Please Explain Your Willingness or Hesitation to Recommend this Product or Service.

I wanted a company with modern approach to Data Masking and lots of experience. I also required a command line interface that could be executed remotely. The company was easy to deal with and prepared to work with new software vendors.

How Satisfied is Your Organization with the Product Meeting Your Needs?

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FieldShield from Innovative Routines International (IRI) - provides a rich and powerful set of field-applicable routines to mask private data according to business rules. Highly scalable and offering a better alternative than Oracle Corporation's own masking suite. There are about a dozen of categories which includes protection functions, and the ability to 'roll your own'. Simple configration files specify the routines, and resultant masking paves the way for other vendors to integrate with the product.

The Eclipse GUI includes a number of sensitive data discovery features and job creation wizards to facilitate target field masking and remapping at the same time, and ETL-style workflow diagrams support integration and masking of multiple sources at once.

A separate SDK gives DBAs, big data architects, and application developers like us (patchVantage) callable routines that we can use to build innovative dynamic data masking solutions. The company has been in business for almost 40 years. Its flexible (and frankly, more affordable) licensing models position FieldShield competitively among mega vendors addressing the same kinds of cyber security threats.

How Satisfied is Your Organization with the Value the Product Provides for the Money Spent?

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Evaluation & Contracting

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We were able to get an MOU developed quickly and start working together.

Ability to Understand Your Company's Needs

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Timely & Complete Response to Product Questions

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They understood what our company is trying to do and the importance of the Oracle Database Administration Market.

They always reply within 24 hours.

Pricing & Contract Flexibility (Pricing & Terms)

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The product is probably one of the most affordable data masking solutions at present. When you consider the 40 years of experience, the innovation and the rich features it represents very good value.

Product Capabilities

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I find the choice of data masking capabilities one of the strongest points.

Overall Rating of Product Capabilities

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Integration & Deployment

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The product is probably one of the most affordable data masking solutions at present. When you consider the 40 years of experience, the innovation and the rich features it represents very good value.

How Long Did Your Deployment Take?

0-3 Months.

Ease of Integration Using Standard APIs & Tools

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Ease of Deployment

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Service & Support

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I have had prompt and effective response in all cases.

Did You Purchase a Support Package from the Vendor?

No.

Additional Context

What was the Nature of Your Involvement?

  • Analytics Team Leader
  • Application Lead
  • Functional Assessment
  • Technical Assessment

What were the Key Factors that Drove Your Decision?

  • Breadth of Services
  • Overall cost
  • Product functionality and performance
  • Product roadmap and future vision
  • Strong customer focus