The engine powering the Data Masking Factory™ is a combination of IBM Optim™ Test Data Management and IBM Optim™ Data Privacy functionality and BTRG’s proprietary Masking Automation Software. The Masking Automation Software serves as an extension of the InfoSphere Optim product and includes automated InfoSphere Optim object development, application-specific access definitions, an extended algorithm library, and extended country support.
The Masking Automation Software extracts a target database schema, pulling it into proprietary templates that distill the requirements, design, analysis, build and documentation steps of the project down into one, highly-automated step. BTRG’s Information Governance experts then apply a consulting methodology to this process to help the customer quickly identify the sensitive data elements and which InfoSphere Optim algorithm to apply.
Next, the Masking Automation Software uploads a set of configuration files to InfoSphere Optim, enabling it to execute the data masking solution without requiring any coding. This eliminates the need for technical resources on Optim Test Data Management and Optim Data Privacy implementation projects making it completely unique within the marketplace while also shortening the project timeline and lowering the cost to deliver data masking services.
The Data Masking Factory™ supports the market’s leading database platforms including DB2, SQL Server and Oracle. It enables data privacy strategies and requirements to be delivered on an industrial scale, while remaining cost-effective using the industry-leading solution on the market today, IBM Optim™.