Protect unstructured data

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As data volumes exponentially grow in the age of AI, 80%–90% of data stored in the enterprise is unstructured. These unprotected files (such as PDFs, images, xml, office documents and more) are typically stored on file shares, in content management systems, and even as BLOBS or CLOBs within databases.

With IBM InfoSphere® Optim™ Data Privacy for Unstructured Data, you can mask sensitive data, replacing like-for-like values consistently across the enterprise to help protect against fraud and meet compliance requirements.

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Benefits

Mask across formats

Mask data across 65 unstructured formats to protect customer, employee and other sensitive information wherever it resides.

Mitigate data breach risks

Since most of data is unstructured, you can reduce risks from data breaches by having that data masked permanently or temporarily depending on the use.

Accurately test with protected data

Consistently mask across structured and unstructured data for referential integrity in testing and development to maintain contextual, accurate data.

Lower costs

Help increase efficiency and reduce costs by transforming files to decrease footprint and change file types.

Protect across data privacy needs

Static and dynamic masking help protect sensitive data across content management, testing, development, customer and tech support, analytics, and more.

Key features

Supports 65 data formats

Mask over 65 file types across your enterprise on file shares, content management systems or data in databases stored as CLOBS, XML and other formats. InfoSphere Optim Data Privacy for Unstructured Data is one of the few products on the market that masks quickly and at scale for high-demand formats such as images, PDFs, XML, CSV, unstructured textual based files, and more.

Ensures consistency

InfoSphere Optim Data Privacy for Unstructured Data can mask unstructured data consistently to what is masked in the database when used in conjunction with an IBM Optim Data Privacy solution for structured data. This helps ensure referential integrity and maintain consistency when the complete business object spans across both structured and unstructured data. InfoSphere Optim Data Privacy for Unstructured Data leverages Optim ODPP libraries to perform consistent masking.

Dynamically masks on the fly

Protect data where it resides with both static and dynamic masking capabilities. With InfoSphere Optim Data Privacy for Unstructured Data, you can mask data in flight using different levels of masking based on user or program access.

Compliance across unstructured data

Optim Data Privacy for Unstructured Data helps complete the compliance circle by offering organizations a platform designed to improve and meet requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Protection and Privacy Act (CCPA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Safe Harbor requirements and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and other regulatory rules and laws.

Easy integration or standalone

InfoSphere Optim Data Privacy for Unstructured Data can work alone, or in conjunction with other tools such as IBM StoredIQ® for unstructured data discovery, IBM Watson®, analytics, data privacy for structured masking, and other governance solutions to help protect your current investments.

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