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Unmasking Improved Industrial Strength Data Masking Tool


Grid-Tools, the leading test data generation, data masking and test data management software vendor, has announced the release of an updated version of its award winning data masking tool, Simple Data Masking™.

Eynsham, United Kingdom, April 08, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Simple Data Masking™ release 2.25 includes what Grid-Tools describes as “industrial strength” components that make the process of data masking more robust, flexible and reliable.

Explains Grid-Tools managing director, Huw Price: “Masking data for use in non-production environments can be a complex task which is why the new features added to Simple Data Masking™ help users better understand their data and provide greater day to day control of the masking process.

“Easy to install and use, it provides a series of powerful and sophisticated masking and data management components that help users identify data to be masked more easily as well as providing a greater depth of masking functions.”

Further enhancements to Simple Data Masking™ include increased support for more database types including Informix and DB2/400 on I Series, as well as a new User Interface (UI), which allows users to define the map masking functions to columns in spreadsheets as well as flat files.

The new UI also allows users to track where columns are used across other tables by using foreign keys and business rules, ensuring that data is mapped consistently.

Through a new shuffle function, Simple Data Masking™ allows users to pull in groups of seed tables to anonymize data with similar types of data. And with a new set of diagnostic functions, users can identify any network and database bottlenecks before masking large databases.

Grid-Tools are confident Simple Data Masking™ now offers, in a single product, support for the majority of RDBMSs providing users with a “one stop shop” for all their masking needs.

For more in-depth detail of the key features, enhancements and benefits visit http://www.grid-tools.com/resources/latest_features.php.

About Grid Tools Ltd
Grid Tools is known internationally as the industry leader in test data generation, data masking and test data management. Their highly experienced personnel have been writing and developing solutions for large companies in both the private and public sectors for over 30 years.

The Grid Tools Datamaker™ suite includes a wide range of technologically advanced tools for test data management. Their signature solution, GT Datamaker™, is a revolutionary tool that creates and publishes quality test data from scratch whilst maintaining the relationships and referential integrity of production environments. Cutting-edge and groundbreaking in nature, Datamaker™ offers three methods for managing and generating data for testing and development: database subsetting, data masking and data creation. Datamaker™ also offers end-to-end manageability and enhancement of test data in multiple formats.

The Grid-Tools methodology consists of using a "data-centric" approach to test data management. Their focus is to ensure the quality of the test data you are using is of the right quality for successful testing and development.

To learn more about Grid-Tools, visit their website at: www.grid-tools.com or call +44 (0) 1865 884 600 or USA: 1-866-563-3120

Grid Tools Contacts
Jo Wright
Grid Tools Limited
11 Oasis Business Park
Eynsham
Oxfordshire, OX29 4TP

Phone Europe: +44 (0) 1865 884600
Phone USA: 1-866-563-3120
Web: www.grid-tools.com
Email: info@grid-tools.com

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Grid-Tools Ltd
Jo Wright
+44(0) 1865 884600
Contact
www.grid-tools.com
11 Oasis Business Park
Eynsham
Oxfordshire
OX29 4TP

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