IRI DarkShield leverages the IRI Workbench IDE, built on Eclipse™ for data classification and discovery, masking job configuration and execution, and job auditing. It also requires a masking executable licensed on the same platform.
Compatible operating systems, on-premise or in the cloud, are Windows, Linux, or macOS. If for some reason you require the masking executable or callable library (API, web service) to run on a different system than Workbench, let us know. In the case of the API, the library can also run on other flavors of Unix.
DarkShield performance will depend on data volume and complexity; a minimum of 4GB of RAM and 2 physical or virtual cores is recommended.
Licensing and Support Information
IRI DarkShield GUI and API instances are licensed on a per-hostname basis; i.e., where masking jobs run. There are discounts for multiple nodes used for development or production (e.g., in a high volume, load-balanced scenario). Review this FAQ to help you think about your deployment / licensing requirements.
DarkShield licenses and support are available directly from IRI, or from authorized representatives worldwide, in one of three ways:
- Standalone, for perpetual use. For file or image sources, the first DarkShield hostname license fee ranges from USD $5K-50K from IRI (or between $7500-75K through a VAR abroad), depending on the number of estimated files or documents you would need it to search and/or mask (on average in a given year). That license fee basis can be adjusted at support renewal times. If you use DarkShield for relational or NoSQL database collections instead, it will be priced the same as IRI FieldShield here. If you need DarkShield for both files and DBs, the price is the higher of the FieldShield price or your max document range price. In this CapEx license mode, DarkShield support (technical help, bug fixes, and new versions) is free in the first year, then available at 20% of your license fee basis in succeeding years.
- Bundled and discounted with one or more other perpetual use IRI Data Protector or IRI Data Manager suite products. Again, perpetual use licenses include the first year of maintenance.
- Free within an IRI Voracity data management platform subscription (OpEx), which includes support, along with IRI FieldShield, IRI CellShield EE, IRI RowGen, IRI CoSort, etc. Five executing hostnames are including in the first pricing tier.