Data Masking is an established, proven, and elegant method of protecting sensitive data throughout its life cycle. Both regulatory compliance and the principles of best practices make data security a primary concern of the enterprise, and Data Masking is an effective solution for protecting your data "at rest."
The fact is that data "at rest" does not simply sit gathering dust somewhere in a memory bank. It must frequently be manipulated in various ways – for systems evaluation of your data management, statistical and other analysis of the data itself, and a host of other purposes. Data Masking protects the security of these operations by ensuring that the sensitive components of the data (such as personal identifiers or account numbers) is replaced by harmless, non-sensitive data.
Camouflage, identified by Gartner as a leader in Data Masking technology, supports static data masking as an integral component of its Data Masking Lifecycle Management (DLM) Suite. The suite also includes a data discovery component, to let you know where your sensitive data actually is – something many firms don't know. Also included in the Camouflage DLM Suite are unity framework and secure analytics modules, as well as application templates.