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Quest Announces New Toad for Oracle – Sensitive Data Protection Solution to Help DBAs Meet Strict Data Regulation Standards

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Quest Software, a global systems
management, data protection and security software provider, today
announced the general availability of Toad®
for Oracle
– Sensitive Data Protection (SDP) Module. This new add-on
module empowers Database Administrators (DBAs) to play a key role in
maintaining compliance regulations across the business. With Toad for
Oracle SDP, DBAs can quickly and reliably identify and protect sensitive
data across the database infrastructure to help their organization
mitigate against the risk of non-compliance with data regulations. Toad
for Oracle enables DBAs to detect and receive notification of Personally
Identifiable Information (PII) data residing in databases, select
encryption and redaction options immediately after detection, and
perform ongoing monitoring to proactively manage databases. With greater
visibility and insight into where sensitive data resides, DBAs can
maintain stronger security and have greater confidence in meeting
compliance regulations and standards.

With the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now
in effect, organizations are taking a closer look at available database
management options as they implement regulation strategies to ensure
that data stored meets regulation requirements and doesn’t pose a threat
to business. The consequence of non-compliance, whether for GDPR or
long-standing regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Payment Card Industry Data Security
Standard (PCI DSS), carry severe financial penalties as well as
reputational damage. With these tightening data standards, DBAs are
under increased pressure to meet compliance requirements and are on the
front lines of securing sensitive data. Toad for Oracle SDP takes an
automated approach to help DBAs mitigate the risk of non-compliance,
identify where personal data resides across Oracle databases, and apply
the appropriate protection techniques.

“Manual methods to identify personal data are ineffective and put
companies at risk. When non-compliance penalties for GDPR can cost
millions of dollars, companies can’t afford to be non-compliant,” said
Venkat Rajaji, VP Product Management of Information Management at Quest
Software. “DBAs often spend hours manually searching their databases for
potentially sensitive data, and Toad for Oracle SDP completely automates
the process to identify sensitive data reliably and quickly. This saves
DBAs time and organizations money, while providing peace of mind that
the data stored across the database infrastructure meets compliance

Designed specifically for Oracle DBAs, Toad for Oracle SDP scans
metadata and table data to identify personal and sensitive data, then
works with Oracle’s encryption, redaction and auditing technologies to
protect data, with capabilities to automate and schedule the
identification process. It simplifies and automates tasks related to
identifying and protecting sensitive data in the database and, as a
result, help DBAs implement effective data protection policies and

“Data privacy regulations are exposing the important role DBAs play in
ensuring data is safe across the business,” said Carl Olofson, Research
Vice President of Data Management Software at IDC. “Organizations are
striving to adopt Agile processes, but they need to be aware of the
impact of such regulations on those processes. Having the necessary
tools to help DBAs identify and protect sensitive data across the
organizations’ database infrastructure is a critical requirement going

Key features and user benefits of Toad for Oracle – Sensitive Data
Protection include:

  • Sensitive Data Search:

    • Ability to search potentially sensitive data in the database based
      on a set of pre-defined and customizable rules, which provide
      search criteria based on common column-naming conventions
      (metadata) and data content formats (data polling).
    • Export search results into a number of file formats including JSON.
    • Actively address columns that have been identified as containing
      sensitive data through encryption, redaction or by adding an audit
  • Sensitive Data Awareness:

    • Enables the usage of sensitive data to be flagged to developers as
      code is written in the Editor or as tables are created and altered.
    • Empowers DBAs to protect data identified by Toad as sensitive,
      based on search rules specified.
    • Applies data protection measures proactively as database objects
      are created.

Additional Information & Resources

Toad for Oracle – Sensitive Data Protection is available today. For more
information, go here.

To download a free trial of Toad for Oracle – Sensitive Data Protection,
go here.

To download the 8 Questions DBAs Need to Answer about Data Privacy
and Protection
white paper, go here.

About Quest Software

Quest provides software solutions for the rapidly-changing world of
enterprise IT that help simplify the challenges caused by data
explosion, cloud expansion, hybrid datacenters, security threats and
regulatory requirements. The company is a global provider to 130,000
companies across 100 countries, including 95% of the Fortune 500 and 90%
of the Global 1000. Since 1987, Quest has built a portfolio of solutions
which now includes database management, data protection, identity and
access management, Microsoft platform management and unified endpoint
management. With Quest, organizations spend less time on IT
administration and more time on business innovation. For more
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