Loss of sensitive data can lead to costly regulatory penalties affecting your company’s bottom line and reputation. Tokenization can avoid regulatory penalties and protect sensitive data by replacing personally identifiable information (PII) such as credit card account numbers with non-sensitive and random strings of characters, known as a ‘Token’, that preserves the format for the data and the ability to extract the real information. With Fortanix, you can substitute tokens for sensitive data using REST APIs to achieve privacy compliance. This helps eliminate the link to sensitive data and avoid exposing sensitive information if a data breaches occurs.
Fortanix Tokenization – Dynamic Data Protection
Here is a lifecycle diagram that explains how Tokenization works within a Hadoop Data lake. The diagram shows how a combination of Format Preserving Tokenization (FPE) and role-based access control (RBAC) for an application provided by Fortanix Data Security Manager helps in protecting sensitive data. With Fortanix, relevant users can also get authenticated through RBAC, query the data, and tokenize on the fly. Token information is stored in FIPS 140 level 3 certified appliance.