REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 1st, 2017 – BlueTalon®, a leader in Data-Centric Security, today announced it has been included as a representative vendor in Gartner’s “Market Guide for Data Masking.” Gartner defines Data Masking as “a technology aimed at preventing the abuse of sensitive data by providing users fictitious yet realistic data instead of real and sensitive data while maintaining their ability to carry out business processes.”
According to Gartner, “Security and risk management leaders should use data masking as a tool to desensitize or protect sensitive data and address the changing threat and compliance landscape.” For example, data masking technology is an effective tool to address new regulations such as EU GDPR.
With exploding volumes of data, organizations need innovative and scalable approaches that let users, developers, or processes access information without running the risk of compromising sensitive data and compliance to regulations.
“We believe our inclusion as a representative vendor in the Gartner Market Guide for Data Masking validates the growing need for large organizations to better handle security and confidentiality of data in big data initiatives,” said Eric Tilenius, CEO of BlueTalon. “Our continued innovation in data security and our ability to support traditional and modern data management platforms provides choice to our customers. They gain operational flexibility in where and how they deploy data while minimizing risks across a variety of use cases.”
BlueTalon Dynamic Data Masking provides the following:
BlueTalon Dynamic Data Masking is delivered as part of the BlueTalon Data-Centric Security Platform, for which BlueTalon was named a Cool Vendor by Gartner in its April 2016 “Cool Vendors in DBMS, 2016” report.
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BlueTalon is a leading provider of data-centric security for big data and new data initiatives. The BlueTalon Policy Engine delivers precise, consistent, and dynamic user access controls to data across Hadoop, Spark, Cassandra, and tradition RDBMS. The BlueTalon Audit Engine provides a full audit trail at the level of detail required for compliance to regulations: user and data.
Fortune 100 companies have deployed BlueTalon to eliminate security blind spots and gain visibility and control at the data layer across cloud-based and on-premises environments, and has won numerous security and big data awards.
Learn more about BlueTalon at http://www.bluetalon.com