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data masking

Mask consistently

Maintain critical data relationships within databases, across different databases, between different database platforms, and over time. Imperva Data Masking uses both deterministic and random approaches to ensure consistency in how sensitive elements are masked and enable repeatable masking process.

enterprise scalability

Ensure enterprise-class scalability and performance

Mask large volumes of data quickly and easily. Imperva Data Masking is engineered to meet the demands of your data-driven business. Platform-specific optimizations enable efficient and scalable masking regardless of database platform or dataset size. An open architecture allows Data Masking to easily adapt to your enterprise environment and existing automation tools.

How Data Masking Reduces Sensitive Data

Sensitive data classification

Classify sensitive data

Automatically locate and categorize sensitive data in your databases. Integrated data classification uses heuristics and statistical analysis to locate personally identifiable information (PII) like name, email, date of birth, SSN and more. Leverage classification results to configure data masking rules.

custom data transformers

Choose from multiple transformation techniques

Replace sensitive data with fictional but realistic values using a variety of masking techniques. Choose from pre-defined masking techniques or create custom data transformers. Masked data retains realism of production data and reduces sensitive data exposure, complying with data privacy and protection laws.

Platform support

Support a broad range of platforms

Get a common interface to mask data across your enterprise data sources. Imperva Data Masking supports Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, SAP ASE, Teradata, Netezza, MySQL, PostgreSQL, IMS and more. It also supports a wide variety of operating systems from Windows, UNIX, Linux to mainframe and AS/400.

Specifications and System Requirements

Specification Description
Supported Databases
  • Oracle®
  • MS SQL Server®
  • DB2® (LUW, z/OS, i)
  • Sybase/SAP ASE® (Sybase)
  • Teradata®
  • Netezza®
  • Amazon RDS
  • Amazon Aurora
  • Maria DB
  • MySQL®
  • PostgreSQL®
  • Azure SQL DB
  • SAP Hana
  • Apache Cassandra (discovery/classification only)
  • VSAM
  • IMS via export to VSAM (KSDS, ESDS) or QSAM data files
Supported File Formats For Masking
  • VSAM
  • QSAM
  • Flat Files (COBOL copybook)
  • XML (including XML embedded in database fields)
  • HL7
  • Delimited files (e.g., CSV)
  • MS Excel
  • Free form text stored within relational databases
  • Image data (PNG, TIFF, JPG, GIF) – via replacement of image file
  • Any operating system on which Java can be installed on can be used to run Imperva Data Masking. This includes the various versions of Windows, Mac OS, Linux/UNIX variants, as well as mainframe.


Click here to see which Operating Systems and Databases each of our products supports.

Related Content

Key Resources

Beginners Guide to Data Masking

Beginner’s Guide to Data Masking

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Data Masking Should be Part of Your Data Security Strategy

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