Santa Clara, CA, July 18, 2012 – Solix Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise data management (EDM) solutions, today announced Solix EDMS Data Masking Standard Edition (SE), a high performance data masking solution for PCI/PII compliance. Through a free download users are able mask up to 10 columns of sensitive data across all non-production instances of a single enterprise application. The software may be downloaded and fully deployed in minutes through an easy to use four step deployment wizard.
Credit card data protection is a serious problem with over 500 million records containing sensitive data breached since 2005 according to PrivacyRights.org. Yet, even today, many organizations still have not taken adequate steps to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Non-production databases represent a big part of the challenge as sensitive data is often copied from production and left unprotected on development servers, laptops and test instances. PCI DSS Requirement 3.4 states that stored cardholder data must be protected “anywhere it is stored.”
“The problem is small and mid-sized companies don’t have dedicated security staff to manage complicated security systems. For products to help small companies they’ve got to be dead simple to use, automate basic security functions and save them time. The product has to make their jobs easier, not be their job.” according to Adrian Lane, CTO at Securosis.