IRI CellShield Add-In

 

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Add-In (Standard Edition)

Need to protect data in your Excel spreadsheets?

You can with the IRI CellShield® add-in, a uniquely ergonomic and proven data security enhancement for Microsoft Excel® 2010, 2013, 2016, and Office 365 that delivers point-and-click data protections, including: data masking, encryption, and pseudonymization. Select the range of cells you want to protect, and then click the type of protection you need.

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A simple-to-use interface takes you through the steps, and the CellShield add-in does the work for you. It immediately protects the data you selected in the way you specified, or sends the protected results to another worksheet (to share) instead. CellShield also provides for decryption and reverse pseudonymization, so that you or other licensed users can conceal and reveal data in the same, or different, worksheets.

Yes, they will need their own license to decrypt (and know which encryption function and key/passphrase you used).

The CellShield add-in also works from the CellShield Enterprise Edition and is compatible with several of the enterprise-wide data protection functions available in IRI FieldShield® for databases and flat files. The CellShield add-in directly extends the range of data sources and targets available for encryption and decryption in Excel. For example, your IT department can encrypt file or database columns with FieldShield, and business users can decrypt their exports in Excel with CellShield.

Check out IRI DarkShield® if you need to find, extract, or and mask PII in unstructured files like application logs and .pdf documents.

Technical Details

Provider: Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc.

First released: November 2014, V1.0.3. Updated: October 2018, V1.7.1,

Language: English

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7-10

Microsoft Excel® 2010, 2013, 2016, and Office 365.

Cost: $35 (non-refundable)

Installation & Purchase

Important: If you are prompted about Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office (or VB) Runtime during installation, bookmark this page (Ctrl/Cmd+ D) and choose to Restart Now. Installation will automatically resume.

  1. Download the 32-bit CellShield add-in installer here, or the 64-bit version here, depending on the bit version of your Excel program, NOT your windows O/S.
  2. Run the cellshield_installer.exe file to install the add-in.
  3. Launch Excel.
  4. Click the CellShield tab at the top of the ribbon bar, and then click on any CellShield button where a pop-up will direct you to purchase a license key.
  5. Click Purchase Page to open the web page where you pay for CellShield.
  6. Note that some users on some systems have reported issues with the pseudonymization function in releases prior to 1.5, for which a patch is available. Contact cellshield@iri.com if you need it post-purchase.


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Premium Support Options

If you are not an IRI FieldShield product or IRI Voracity platform licensee and need our help using IRI CellShield, we charge $125 per incident hour (minimum of one), or $1K per year for 10 incident hours and upgrades. Pay here, then email your payment confirmation page details and specific technical support request(s) to cellshield@iri.com.

CellShield, FieldShield, DarkShield, and Voracity are registered trademarks of Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc. Microsoft and Excel are registered trademarks of Microsoft. Both corporations are wholly independent from each other.