IBM InfoSphere Optim Data Masking Solution V2.2 lets you mask and transform sensitive data

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-161
May 24, 2011


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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
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The IBM® InfoSphere™ Optim™ Data Masking Solution provides extensive and effective capabilities for performing "mask in place" operations on sensitive data in nonproduction environments.

New versions of Optim Data Masking Solution provide organizations the ability to mask and transform sensitive data. These solutions:

  • Substitute valid fictionalized values for confidential data and generate accurate test results
  • Support efforts to comply with privacy regulations and corporate governance standards
  • Support native access for Informix®

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).



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With IBM InfoSphere Optim Data Masking Solution, you can take steps to protect privacy while still providing realistic data for use in development, testing, or training. When you use Optim to mask confidential data, you help protect privacy and better safeguard shareholder value.

Optim's masking techniques include using arithmetic expressions, substrings, random or sequential number generation, date aging, and more.

The Optim components function as follows:

  • The Optim Designer, based on the Eclipse platform, builds models and services needed by the management server and its proxies to execute data management operations. Optim services are published to a central registry and then assigned to a management server and proxy where they can be executed from the web-based manager. Optionally, Optim services can be executed locally from the Optim Designer in a test mode without the need to publish.
  • The Optim Management Server, based on the Java™ Enterprise Edition (Java EE 6) platform, delegates the operations in an Optim service, set up in the Optim Designer, to one or more proxies and hosts the centralized repository for models and other information needed to orchestrate the workload.
  • The Optim Proxy, based on web services, acts as a trusted extension of the management server, executing one or more Optim services.
  • The Optim Manager is a web-based tool hosted by the management server.
  • A database contains replacement data as well as predefined source and target data sources.

Features of Optim Data Masking Solution V2.2 include:

  • Support for creating global data masking policies
  • Rules-based data masking for dates, character and numeric values, email addresses, credit card numbers of the major credit card associations, and the national IDs of Canada, Spain, France, Italy, UK, and US
  • Data Privacy Models for masking dates, characters and numbers, and personal identities
  • Out-of-the-box replacement data for common attributes such as address, first name, last name, and company name
  • Task-oriented UIs for consistent service execution
  • Enhanced Scheduling interface
  • Enhanced Database Driver upload interface
  • Solution launchpad for ease of installation
  • Improved diagnostics and messages
  • Native database access for Informix
  • Manager running from within the Designer can perform the following tasks:
    • Execute services
    • Publish services to registries
    • Export services to files

For more information on the IBM InfoSphere Optim family of products, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/data-management/optim/


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Key prerequisites
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The announced product runs on a variety of Microsoft® Windows®, UNIX®, and Linux® platforms.



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Planned availability date
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May 27, 2011



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Description
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IBM InfoSphere Optim Data Masking solution provides extensive capabilities for masking sensitive data more effectively across nonproduction environments, while still providing realistic data for use in development, testing, or training. With InfoSphere Optim Data Masking solution, users can apply a variety of proven data transformation techniques to replace sensitive real data with contextually accurate and realistic fictitious data. Users can mask data in a single database or across multiple related systems. Simple examples of the masking techniques in InfoSphere Optim include substrings, arithmetic expressions, random or sequential number generation, date aging, and concatenation. And the solution's context-aware masking capabilities help masked data retain the look and feel of the original information. Key capabilities include:

  • Apply a range of masking techniques to transform personally identifying information and other confidential corporate data
  • Leverage prepackaged data masking routines to transform complex data elements such as credit card numbers, email addresses, and national identifiers, while retaining their contextual meaning
  • Substitute test environments with realistic, fictionalized data, creating a sandbox for application testing
  • Consolidate and mask data from multiple interrelated applications to create a production-like test environment that accurately reflects end-to-end business processes
  • Support efforts to comply with privacy regulations such as HIPAA, GLBA, DDP, PIPEDA, Safe Harbour, PCI DSS, and others
  • Apply a single, scalable enterprise data management solution across applications, databases (DB2®, IMS™, VSAM/SEQ, Adabas, Informix, Oracle, Sybase, SQL Server, and XML), and platforms (Microsoft Windows, UNIX/Linux, and z/OS®)
  • Apply a single, scalable solution across applications (Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft Enterprise, Siebel, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, SAP, and AmdocsCRM), databases (DB2, Informix, Oracle, Sybase, SQL Server, and XML) and platforms (Windows, UNIX/Linux, and z/OS)

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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Program                Program
number        VRM      name
 
5724-U98      V2.2     IBM InfoSphere Optim Data Masking Solution
 


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IBM Training

Available from IBM Training, the newest offerings to support your training needs, enhance your skills, and boost your success with IBM software. IBM offers a complete portfolio of training options, including traditional classroom, private on site, and eLearning courses. Many of our classroom courses are part of IBM's "Guaranteed to run program," ensuring your course will never be canceled. We have an eLearning portfolio for Instructor-Led Online (ILO) courses. A perfect complement to classroom training, our eLearning portfolio offers something for every need and every budget; simply select the style that suits you.

Be sure to take advantage of our custom training plans to map your path to acquiring skills. Enjoy further savings when you purchase training at a discount with an IBM Education Pack - online account - flexible and convenient way to pay, track, and manage your education expenses online.

The following key education resources have been updated to reflect IBM InfoSphere Optim Data Masking Solution. Check your local Information Management Training and Education website or with your training representative for the most recent training schedule.

                                                       Instructor-
Course title                               Classroom   led online

Using InfoSphere Optim Data Masking        DT31        3T31
 Solution
 

Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are available at

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/ites.wss/tp/en?pageType=tp_search

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.



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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage


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Specified operating environment

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Planning information

Packaging

The media pack for IBM InfoSphere Optim Data Masking Solution includes:

  • Product code and documentation on DVD
  • A Quick Start Guide in hardcopy format
  • IBM InfoSphere Blueprint Director V2.0 on CD
  • A License Information document in hardcopy format

Security, auditability, and control

The InfoSphere Optim family of products uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Product group: Optim
 
  Product Identifier Description (PID)
 
  5724-U98: IBM InfoSphere Optim Data Masking Solution
Charge metric
PID
number      Charge metric   Program name
 
5724-U98    Processor       IBM InfoSphere Optim
             Value Unit      Data Masking Solution

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IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores.

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An Activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

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Passport Advantage

IBM InfoSphere Optim Data Masking Solution (5724-U98)
 
Part
number   Program name/Description

BB170ML  IBM InfoSphere Optim Data Masking Solution V2.2
           Multiplatform English Media Pack
 
D08FDLL  IBM InfoSphere Optim Data Masking Solution
           Processor Value Unit Lic+SW S&S 12 Mo
 
E06LJLL  IBM InfoSphere Optim Data Masking Solution
           Processor Value Unit Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D08FELL  IBM InfoSphere Optim Data Masking Solution
           Processor Value Unit SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

IBM InfoSphere Optim Data Masking Solution (5724-U98)

Entitled maintenance                                      Part
offering description        Media pack description        number

IBM InfoSphere Optim        IBM InfoSphere Optim          BB170ML
Data Masking Solution       Data Masking Solution
                            Multiplatform English Media
                            Pack V2.2
 


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No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

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