For development purposes, organizations have to copy data from work systems to staging or test systems to allow internal or external developers to develop and test them on real data. The problem is that work data copies often contain confidential, important information about organizations or personal information with restricted access by normative acts. Companies have always kept confidential, personal or confidential information in their working databases. These organizations must protect this information use and distribution under the regulations, or they risk paying fines and penalties in these data privacy laws.
A complex solution for real data exchange both inside and outside the organization, performing masking and virtualization functions is achieved using IBM technologies – IBM InfoSphere® Optim and InfoSphere Virtual Data Pipeline (VDP) synergy.