Spoofing Realistic Credit Card Data for your Test Systems using DataVeil As mentioned in a previous post, we are often asked about how DataVeil differs to other data masking software. In short, DataVeil has been crafted to be as simple to use with as much versatility and smart masking to provide the most utility out…

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Partial Masking Partial data masking is a very useful DataVeil feature. It provides the ability to preserve part of an original value and mask the remainder. One of the benefits is that this can easily preserve the statistical distribution of the original data. For example, suppose that you have a column of 16 – 20…

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Format Preserving Data Masking We often receive enquiries along the lines of ‘How does DataVeil compare to ..’ some other masking tool. Recently, this has typically been in regard to Redgate’s Data Masker. Therefore, we thought that we would address such questions in our blog for our readers’ convenience. To begin, there are actually numerous…

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DataVeil Version 4 Now Available Version 4.0 of our signature DataVeil data masking softtware is now available for general release. Although DataVeil was already one of the fastest data masking tools available, version 4.0 provides a 2x performance boost for Oracle and 20x boost for SQL Server. Building on DataVeil’s renowned ease-of-use in the data…

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Why do I need to mask sensitive data, shouldn’t it be already encrypted? This type of question seems to pop up on internet forums from time-to-time. Recently I saw a question similar to: “How can I mask Social Security Numbers when restoring Production data onto our Development environment?” The responses were along the lines of:…

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