PKWARE Data Redaction

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Additional Info

Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service)PKWARE
Company size (employees)50 to 99
Type of solutionSoftware

In 3 bullets, summarize why this product or service is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

1. While most organizations have solutions that protect card numbers in database environments, they lack the ability to enforce security policies when card numbers are saved in files on user devices or servers. PKWARE Data Redaction allows organizations to gain the same level of control over unstructured data that they have over their structured data today.

2. PKWARE monitors file activity in real time and redacts credit card numbers each time a file is created or modified, ensuring that cardholder data is always remediated according to organizational policy.

3. Redaction leaves other file contents unchanged, and eliminates the need to quarantine or encrypt files. This keeps the remaining data accessible to authorized users and reduces burdens on IT resources. (In use cases where employees may require access to unredacted credit card numbers, files can be copied to a quarantine location prior to redaction.)

Brief Overview

PKWARE’s automated data redaction technology detects credit card numbers and replaces the middle six digits of each card number with asterisks, rendering them unusable. Other file contents remain unchanged. Redaction takes files out of scope for PCI DSS requirements, and ensures that cardholder data will not be exposed in the event of a computer theft or other security event.