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DBTA Names IRI Data Protector Suite a 2017 Trend-Setting Product

Data-Centric Security Tools to Find, Classify, Mask, and Firewall DBs and Other Data

Melbourne, Fla. (January 26, 2017) - Database Trends and Applications (DBTA) magazine has named the IRI Data Protector Suite to its list of “Trend-Setting Products of 2017.” The suite includes software to find, classify, and protect personally identifiable information (PII) and other sensitive data subject to privacy laws

"DBTA looks for offerings that help organizations derive greater benefit from their data, make decisions faster, and work smarter and more securely," said Joyce Wells, Managing Editor. These products were highlighted in the December 2016 print edition and the DBTA website.

In its annual trend report, DBTA stated that enterprises must focus on data-centric security, and no longer rely only on protecting network infrastructure. Data remains vulnerable to insiders or those who penetrate the system. Security teams can stay a step ahead by analyzing and addressing system weaknesses, and by focusing on data as the core of their security space.

“All the products in the Data Protector Suite secure data in an atomic way,” observed Lisa Mangino, IRI’s Director of N. America Sales. “Users can find sensitive data in any source, categorize it, and then protect it column-by-column, or even byte-by-byte, on a local or global basis through rules.”

The suite’s component products perform and automate:

  • data discovery and classification
  • static and dynamic data masking
  • data de-identification for HIPAA and GDPR
  • encryption, hashing, and tokenization for PCI DSS
  • database activity monitoring, protection, and auditing
  • DB/DW/BI test data generation and application stress-testing

The IRI Data Protector Suite is supported by IRI Workbench, a free Eclipse IDE that includes tools for managing data, metadata, and jobs. Users can develop or import data discovery and masking rules into scripts and execution flows aided by graphical outlines, wizards, dialogs and diagrams. Hadoop users can run the same encryption and redaction jobs in MR2, Spark, Spark Stream, Storm, or Tez.

About IRI, The CoSort Company
Founded in 1978, IRI develops high-performance data management and protection software for legacy migration, BI/DW, VLDB, Hadoop, and new application development environments. Consultative channel partners represent and support IRI software products worldwide.

For more information, contact:
Jason Koivu, IRI Marcom Director
+1.321.777.8889, ext. 210 /