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Ajaz Khan
Ajaz Khan

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Data Masking

What is Data Masking?

  • Data Masking is a process that is used to hide data.
  • In Data Masking, real data is masked or hidden by replacing them with random characters.
  • It protects confidential information from those who don’t have the authorization to see it.

Why Data Masking Is Required?

  • Data Masking shields PII data and other confidential information of the organization.
  • It secures the file transferring process from one location to another.
  • It also helps to secure application development, testing, or CRM applications.
  • It allows users to access dummy data for testing or training purposes. Image description Image Source: Wallarm

Data Masking Process
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Data Masking Tools

  • K2View Data Masking
  • Delphix
  • Oracle Data Masking and Subsetting
  • Accutive Data Discovery & Masking

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