New methodology delivers leading data security and business analytics in compliance with all forms of government and industry-regulated sensitive data
ATLANTA, GA – July 25, 2013
Liaison Technologies, a global integration and data management company, today announced the issuance to it by the US Patent Office of a patent covering format preserving tokenization. The patent for invention number US 8,458,487 B1 is for a format preserving tokenization system and methodology that delivers industry leading data security, while simultaneously enabling businesses to perform a wide range of analytics on critical business data.
“Liaison has long been a leader in data security, delivering first-to-market solutions purpose-built to ensure compliance,” said Gary Palgon, vice president of Product Management and Strategy at Liaison Technologies. “Our customers depend on us to meet the most stringent demands of all government and industry-regulated data, including personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI) and payment card industry (PCI) data. This patent affirms our ongoing commitment to developing innovative solutions that protect against security threats while also allowing enterprises to efficiently and compliantly manage and protect their data, and that of their customers.”
Liaison’s format preserving tokenization is utilized within Liaison Protect, the company’s encryption, tokenization and key management suite of solutions. By retaining certain critical input values in the generation of token output values, companies can utilize the token to efficiently run their businesses while reducing the risk of the compromise of sensitive data. Sensitive customer or employee information, such as credit card and social security numbers, can be stored as format preserving tokens that allow businesses to leverage the information in the same manner as if the original numbers had been preserved. For instance, customer service teams can verify customers using a token instead of a social security number and retail analysts can review transactional buying patterns linking purchases based on tokens instead of actual credit card numbers.
The patent for Liaison’s format preserving tokenization is the latest example of the company’s leadership in data security and compliance. The company was the first to deliver a PCI-specific encryption and key management security solution to the market in 2005. In 2009, they introduced the industry’s first commercially available, off-the-shelf tokenization solution. In 2011, Liaison was the first to offer cloud-based tokenization, which addressed not only credit card information, but all personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI).
More About Liaison Protect
Liaison Protect is the industry’s first data security software to combine Format Preserving Tokenization with strong local encryption and centralized encryption key management—all in one platform-independent package. An excellent companion to strong perimeter and firewall protection, Liaison Protect is a complete software solution designed to effectively manage the competing objectives of access and security. For more information, visit: http://liaison.com/products/secure/protect.
Liaison Technologies is a global data management and integration company. It provides innovative solutions to integrate, transform, harmonize, manage and secure critical business data on-premise or in the cloud. With a comprehensive array of business-to-business and application-to-application integration and data transformation services, as well as on-premise and cloud-based data security solutions, Liaison’s practitioners implement data management infrastructures adapted to each client’s specific business requirements. Headquartered in Atlanta, Liaison has offices in the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit liaison.opentext.com.
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