by Angela Guess
According to a recent press release, “StreamSets Inc., provider of the industry’s only enterprise DataOps platform, announced today immediate availability of the industry’s first solution to discover, secure and govern personal identifiable information (PII) while “in flight” — as it arrives from a batch or streaming data source or moves between compute platforms. Designed with data privacy regulations in mind, StreamSets Data Protector reduces risk of expensive and embarrassing violations by helping companies meet requirements for GDPR, HIPAA and other compliance regimes. Until now, solutions for handling personal data have relied on “after the fact” scanning of data stores which, while valuable, can only discover sensitive data once it lands and potentially has already been shared. Companies are missing the opportunity to encrypt, mask, generalize or discard personal data as it arrives rather than storing it in the clear.”
The release goes on, “StreamSets Data Protector extends protection to the point of initial data ingestion, leveraging unique Dataflow Sensors that are part of StreamSets Data Collector. These sensors discover PII by comparing incoming data to built-in patterns such as national ID, tax ID or driver license numbers, bank account or credit card numbers, or IP addresses, or additional patterns created by the customer. Without the automation StreamSets provides, laborious hand-coding is required to continuously check each data source against dozens or hundreds of PII patterns. This approach becomes impossible, especially as unstructured data and data drift — unexpected changes to the structure and semantics of the incoming data — come to the fore.”
Read more at Globe Newswire.
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