FieldShield secures data in relational database tables at the column level and in flat files at the field level. FieldShield combines the power of the IRI CoSort Sort Control Language (SortCL) program (and its popular data definition file (DDF) metadata format) with the familiarity and flexibility of Eclipse for graphical job design, to help you manage PII protections across a range of platforms and business needs.
FieldShield data and masking job definitions, plus their editing and execution, can occur:
- on the command line
- within batch scripts
- inside programs or SQL (via SDK)
- in IRI Workbench, a powerful graphical IDE built on Eclipse™ for DBAs and compliance teams
Because FieldShield is front-ended in IRI Workbench, you can create jobs with:
- metadata discovery, conversion, and search
- help-enabled script generation wizards
- a dynamic gob outline linked to GUI dialogs
A syntax-aware editor exists for those who prefer 4GL scripting for job specification and modification.
IRI Workbench also provides the graphical job design and management front-ends all related FieldShield functionality, including: data connection, profiling and searching; data classification and masking rule matching and application to your data classes; re-ID risk determination and score reporting; SQL operations; plus job scheduling, auditing and sharing.
If you are using FieldShield as part of an IRI Voracity platform license, IRI will also support your use of workflow and transform mapping diagrams, or FieldShield jobs generated by AnalytiX DS (Erwin) Mapping Manager. Voracity users also have access to IRI CellShield EE and IRI DarkShield operations for finding, classifying, and masking PII in Excel and unstructured data sources, plus IRI data manager suite tools for ETL, data and DB migration, test data generation, DB subsetting, and more.