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Friday, November 30, 2012

Compare IBM data masking solutions: InfoSphere Optim and DataStage

Options for depersonalizing sensitive production data for use in your test environments

IBM developerWorks® Features Information Insights

John Haldeman, Guardium Software Engineer with Information Insights, was featured on IBM developerWorks®. Haldeman writes that many organizations use production data to populate their test environments. The problem with this is that if there is sensitive data in your production environment, then you are exposing that data to software developers and testers. IBM® offers the following two solutions to solve this problem: The InfoSphere® Optim® Data Masking option for Test Data Management and the InfoSphere DataStage Pack for Data Masking. Both mask data and depersonalize it while still maintaining it's realism.

This article explores the common functions that both solutions have that are requirements for effective data masking, and then it explores the differences between the products. After reading this article you should be able to pick the right IBM data masking solution to best meet your requirements.


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Friday, August 10, 2012

Guardium End-user Translation - De-mystified

Five methods for identifying application end users associated with database activity

IBM developerWorks® Features Information Insights

John Haldeman, Guardium Software Engineer with Information Insights, was featured on IBM developerWorks®. Haldeman writes that many organizations today have data auditing requirements that make it mandatory to be able to identify which application end users are executing specific database transactions. In an environment where a connection pool is being used to enhance performance, it can be a challenge to identify the end user. Learn five methods for solving this fundamental governance problem using IBM® InfoSphere® Guardium®, and understand which of these methods is most applicable for your environment.

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