IRI Enhances CellShield
August 10, 2010
Routines International released the next generation of its CellShield data
masking software for the discovery, delivery, and deletion of sensitive data in
MS Excel spreadsheets on-premise and in the cloud.
CellShield Version 2 features many user-requested upgrades, including the
ability to protect UTF-8 data, sensitive formulas, and entire sheets at once.
Additional searching, masking, and graphical auditing capabilities were also
added to the CellShield Enterprise Edition.
IRI first introduced the CellShield Personal Edition (PE) in 2014 as an Excel
add-in for PC users to easily select and protect personally identifiable
information (PII) in cells, columns, or custom ranges with point-and-click
encryption, redaction or pseudonymization functions. IRI later introduced the
first Enterprise Edition (EE) to find and mask PII in multiple sheets on a
network. EE automatically applies consistent masking functions to data
classified as PII in IRI Workbench, and uses the same data classes and masking
functions as other IRI ‘shield’ tools.
IRI developer Devon Kozenieski, a lead developer on the upgrade project, said he
was “pleased to oversee so many innovations added into what was already a very
ergonomic data-centric security tool for breach nullification and privacy law
new editions of CellShield deliver significant Excel-side feature upgrades to
both editions, is offered at the same price as, and will be provided free to
users of, Version 1.7. CellShield PE costs US $35/copy, and EE ranges between
$3,500 and $35,000 when licensed standalone.
CellShield EE is also included in the IRI Voracity ETL and data management
platform, which bundles: IRI FieldShield for masking data in flat files and
structured DB columns; IRI DarkShield for masking data in MS Office and PDF
documents, RDBs with unstructured columns, NoSQL DBs, semi- and unstructured
text files, image files, and faces; IRI RowGen for synthesizing test data; IRI
CoSort for transforming, cleansing, and reporting; and, IRI NextForm for
migrating and replicating tables and files. All the above will also directly
support .XLS and .XLSX file formats.