AppLabs and Grid-Tools Host s Joint Webinar On Test Data Management Techniques For Securing Sensitive Data Records

Eynsham, United Kingdom (PressExposure) August 19, 2009 -- AppLabs, the world's largest software testing and quality management company, and Grid-Tools, a leading vendor of test data management and information lifecycle management software, today announced that they are teaming up to present a joint webinar on ‘Meeting Compliance Challenges in Test and Development Environments’. The thirty-minute live webinar will be hosted by AppLabs and presented by Grid-Tools Managing Director, Huw Price on Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT, 4:00 PM UK, 8:30 PM IST.

The webinar will be closing-in on some of the issues businesses are facing with meeting compliance regulations in non-production environments. The pressure of data usage by governing bodies like HIPAA, the PCI DSS and SOX has brought about a need for solutions in the industry. This runs alongside the outcome of recent data breaches and compliance issues, like fair and lawful processing, processing minimum data and securing data. The challenges pertaining to compliance in test and development environments range from saving sensitive data to adhering to compliance rules. The webinar is intended to take participants through the following solutions:

• Database Subsetting, creating secure, broken down versions of a production database used for non‐production environments • Data Masking, using obfuscating functions to anonymize production data so that when it is used in non‐production it is unrecognizable and compliant with regulating bodies • Synthetic Test Data Generation, through a modelling and sampling process, data that has all of the referential integrity and likeness of production environments is generated from scratch.

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About AppLabs: AppLabs is the world's largest software testing and quality management company. With over a decade of experience, AppLabs has become a trusted partner to more than 600 companies, providing both quality assurance and third-party validation. Customers include American Airlines, Royal Bank of Scotland, VISA, HP, Novell and SAP. AppLabs goes beyond technical expertise when it comes to IT services and offers customers rigorous risk mitigation processes, a singular focus on quality, expert project management, communication and global delivery capabilities. It is the first software testing company to get appraised at SEI CMMI Level 5, the highest quality standard attainable in software engineering. Headquartered in Philadelphia, USA, the company maintains advanced testing facilities in the US, UK and in India.

About Grid-Tools Ltd

Grid-Tools are specialists in data generation, test data management and information lifecycle management. Their experienced personnel have been writing and developing solutions for large companies in both the private and public sectors for nearly 30 years.

The Grid-Tools Datamaker Suite includes a wide range of tools for test data management including such innovative products as Datamaker, a revolutionary tool that creates and publishes quality synthetic test data with the referential integrity of production environments for non-production. Datamaker offers three methods for managing and generating data in testing and development inclusive of database subsetting, data obfuscation (data masking) and synthetic data generation, all of which are included in the Datamaker Professional Edition.

The Grid-Tools methodology consists of using the “data-centric” approach to testing whereby, their focus is to ensure the quality of the test data you are using is of the right quality for successful testing.

Jessica Jones
Marketing and Sales Executive
Grid-Tools Ltd
11 Oasis Business Park
OX29 4TP
+44(0) 01865 884600

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