Long Hanborough, United Kingdom (PressExposure) June 03, 2009 -- Grid-Tools Ltd (www.grid-tools.com) have launched a new product into their test data management suite for data masking. Fast Data Masking (FDM) is specifically for Oracle databases and allows you to mask, reduce, compress and reorganize your test data in one operation. Using a powerful array of data masking and data obfuscation functions, seed tables and high performance techniques, the customer will quickly be able to create legally compliant databases for testing, development training and QA. Data can be extracted to flat files for use offsite or it can be masked, reorganized and compressed in situ using a combination of high performance techniques.
Systems analysts can choose from a rich array of standard functions and standard seed tables complemented by their own custom masking functions. Once the rules have been defined, a powerful set of scripts are generated to quickly extract the data or mask the data in situ. The scripts use standard database utilities and techniques to maximize performance. Visit the Grid-Tools website for examples of data masking performance runtimes at: [http://www.grid-tools.com/Fast-Data-Masking.php]
Data masking of structured data is the process of obfuscating (or masking) specific data from or within a database table or cell to ensure that data security is maintained, sensitive customer or employee information is not leaked outside of an authorized environment and the referential integrity of your original environment is maintained.
Grid-Tools will be offering the solution as part of their Datamaker Suite, which includes solutions for data masking, database subsetting and data generation for most database types. Although Fast Data Masking is only used for Oracle databases, data masking is available for most database types from Grid-Tools Ltd.