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How to do Accurate Address Masking using Data Masker

Grant Fritchey shows how to adapt a data masking process, for address data, so that it incorporates knowledge of the data distribution in the real data. The result is fake address data, with an accurate distribution, for use in development and testing work. Read more

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A Basic Technique for Masking Address Data using Data Masker

Grant Fritchey provides a simple way to create fake address information that still looks real. The compromise is that it uses random data distributions and doesn't maintain any correlation between postal codes, states and cities, so won’t accurately reflect the real address data. Read more

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Spoofing Realistic Credit Card Data for your Test Systems using Data Masker

Grant Fritchey shows how to use Data Masker to create fake credit card data that not only looks like the real thing, but also has the right distribution, so will act like it too, when we query it. Read more

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Creating Multiple Masked Databases with SQL Provision

Chris Unwin explains how SQL Provision can create copies of multiple databases, each masked consistently, and deliver them as a group. This is useful when, for example, you are working with a Data Warehouse that contains several cross-database relationships. Read more

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The ‘Right to be Forgotten’ and Data Masker for SQL Server

The right to be forgotten is one of the main features of new data protection legislation across the globe. Under Article 17 of one such piece of legislation in Europe, the GDPR, individuals have the right to have personal data erased from all systems and data the company may be storing about them. Similarly, in Read more

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Approaches to masking email addresses

Chris Unwin explains the basic approaches to anonymizing email addresses, and shows how Data Masker can generate realistic email addresses, based on faked names, and even retain the correct distribution of email providers. Read more

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Masking Dates in a Non-Production Database

Gerry Leith explores what’s required for the effective masking of dates and times in your data. Read more

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SQL Provision adds fully integrated data masking

Karis Brummit announces SQL Provision, which combines SQL Clone's fast, lightweight database copying and centralized management of provisioning, with Data Maskers's ability to obfuscate sensitive or personal data, prior to distribution. Read more

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Create, protect and manage non-production databases with SQL Provision

SQL Provision allows users to create copies of SQL Server databases in seconds, using a fraction of disk space, and mask any sensitive data to help address data privacy and protection concerns. It serves as a gateway between production and non-production environments, to ensure the safe distribution of database copies from one central location, without blocking the team's development and release processes. Read more

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How to automatically provision sanitized data using SQL Clone, Data Masker and PowerShell

Chris Unwin describes a strategy, using data masking, cloned databases and PowerShell, which will allow you to sanitize data before provisioning test or development environments. Read more