Sunday, 22 December 2013

GreenSQL Included in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Masking Technology 2013

GreenSQL Dynamic Database Masking Positioned as a Niche Player

Tel Aviv, Israel – December 19, 2013 – GreenSQL,, the unified database security and compliance company, announced today that it has been included in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Data Masking Technology(1) , in the first ever Magic Quadrant for Data Masking that includes Dynamic as well as Static Data Masking providers.

Published on December 12, 2013 by analysts Joseph Feiman and Brian Lowans, Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Data Masking solutions states that "Adopting data masking helps enterprises raise the level of security and privacy assurance for non-production and production environments. At the same time, data masking helps enterprises meet compliance requirements with the security and privacy standards recommended by regulating/auditing authorities."

GreenSQL provides Real-time Database Firewall, Database Activity Monitoring and Dynamic Data Masking for production environments, to secure sensitive data stored on databases. Its masking technology enables masking of any sensitive and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) accessed from application screens, reports, development and DBA tools. Data is dynamically masked based on easy-to-use masking policies. Most importantly, no changes are required at the database or application layers.

"It's been a great year for GreenSQL. Together with our other accomplishments, we've been chosen by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in Security in the Infrastructure Protection Category for 2013(2) back in April. Now we are again excited and proud to announce that we have been included in Gartner's Magic Quadrant, positioning us as a player in the data masking market, alongside other prestigious vendors. As a company already successfully serving many of our customers to ensure that their sensitive data is even more secure with GreenSQL, we feel our Dynamic Database Masking technology has now gained additional market recognition from Gartner," stated Amir Sadeh, CEO and Co-Founder of GreenSQL.

GreenSQL is one of the 15 data masking technolgy providers evaluated by Gartner. In the process of defining the participants in the Magic Quadrant, Gartner assessed suppliers across a wide range of criteria and interviewed a number of customers of each supplier.

Alongside its Dynamic Data Masking , GreenSQL also provides easy to install, use, and maintain database security and compliance solutions covering both internal and external threats, such as employee theft and SQL injection. The technology is affordable without compromise, providing user-friendly database activity monitoring and database security technology, making GreenSQL one of the most popular database security products, with more than 130,000 downloads worldwide. The main benefits of the solution are:

Blocks SQL injection attacksProtects personally identifiable, sensitive information and intellectual property in real timeComplies with PCI DSS, HIPAA and SOXSimplifies use with easy to install, configure and manage softwareAccelerates database performanceScales as a company expands, providing continuous database security using existing policies

1. Magic Quadrant for Data Masking Technology 2013; Published: 21 December 2013 by Feiman, Joseph; Lowans, Brian.
2. Cool Vendors in Security: Infrastructure Protection, 2013, Published: 23 April 2013 by Wagner, Ray; MacDonald, Neil; Orans, Lawrence; Pingree, Lawrence; Girard, John; Feiman, Joseph; Sears, Don

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About GreenSQL
GreenSQL, the Database Security and Compliance Company, delivers ready-to-use database security solutions. GreenSQL's integrated Database Security, Monitoring and Masking functions are easy to use and quick to implement. Founded in 2009, GreenSQL is now the world's leading installed database security solution for Windows Azure, SQL Server, MySQL, Amazon RDS and Maria DB database applications.