OXFORD, ENGLAND, November 27, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Grid-Tools Limited, the leading vendor of test data management, test data generation and data masking software and solutions has launched the 'PII Compliance Fast Start' package, ensuring that organizations can protect data and avoid prosecution.
PII, Personally Identifiable Information, includes details commonly acquired, used and stored by many organizations such as Names, Date of Births, Addresses, Social Security numbers, Zip or Postal codes, Bank Accounts details and so on.
"The loss or breach of PII can have profound consequences as it puts its customers at risk of identity theft or fraud," said Richard Groves, COO at Grid Tools, "and a blind spot that is often overlooked is the use of a copy of production data in testing environments. With the 'PII Compliance Fast Start' package, we give you the tools to eliminate those risks."
The package takes separate elements from Grid-Tools' suite of solutions to create an easy-to-install and -run safeguard. Data Profiler is a powerful, customizable tool that will detect potential PII across multiple systems, then, Simple Data Masking , a stand-alone data masking tool, anonymizes the data.
"We have award-winning data masking tools, but my concern is that many organizations have a need for a simple and immediate solution," explains Groves,
Customer, patients and students records are just some of those subject to PII and the U.S. General Accounting Office estimates that up to 87% of the U.S. population can be uniquely identified using only gender, date of birth and ZIP code.
"PII and data security are vital and non-negotiable requirements yet are only part of the picture," continues Groves, "it is why our 'PII Compliance Fast Start' package includes a Strategic Roadmap so that organizations can remain compliant today and in the future, no matter how data protection legislation may change."
For further information, contact Grid-Tools at http://www.grid-tools.com.
About Grid-Tools Limited
Visionary and innovative, Grid-Tools has developed test data management strategies for some of the largest international organizations and its experienced personnel have been writing and developing solutions for companies in both the private and public sectors for nearly 30 years.
Specializing in test data generation, data masking and test data management solutions and tools, Grid-Tools has re-defined how organizations go about provisioning secure, high quality data for testing and development.
The Grid-Tools Datamaker suite includes a wide range of tools and solutions for complete test data management. Its signature solution, Datamaker, creates and publishes test data with the referential and business integrity of production environments for testing and development.
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