New security automation tool makes it easier for developers to reduce risk around data loss during breaches
BERLIN, GERMANY: 13th January 2021 - 3T Software Labs, the independent MongoDB tools company, today announced the addition of new security and management tools to the company’s flagship Studio 3T client for MongoDB. Alongside Data Masking for data security, 3T Software Labs has added Reschema to make performance tuning in MongoDB easier over time.
Security and data masking
For security, the addition of Data Masking makes it easier to control how data is presented to those that might use data held within a database instance. By masking data for those that do not need full access, companies can reduce the potential impact from a breach while helping staff members be productive using that data over time.
The new Data Masking tool in Studio 3T means that PII (Personally Identifiable Information) and other types of sensitive data can now be anonymized and shared company wide. DBAs and CDOs can rest easy in the knowledge that if the masked database gets left on a subway bench, it will not compromise the original data from which it was derived.
“MongoDB is well known for being easy to get up and running, making it popular with developers and agile teams who need to deploy into production fast. While security automation tools for relational databases have been around for a long time, NoSQL is still catching up. We added Data Masking based on demand from enterprise customers for strong security automation tools around MongoDB, particularly around Health and Financial Services. For regulated industries that have to follow compliance regulations and where the costs of a data breach are higher than in other fields, preparing in advance using data masking techniques allows developers to focus on building applications rather than worrying about security,” said Graham Thomson, CTO and co-founder at 3T Software Labs.
The business cost of data breaches has been climbing steadily. For example, IBM and the Ponemon Institute released the 14th annual report on the Cost of Data Breaches in 2020 finding that the average cost to business of a data breach in the United States has almost tripled from $3.54 million in 2006, to $8.64 million in 2020. Having the right data management and security tools can help teams reduce potential costs, even if database instances are accessed without authorisation.
MongoDB is known for being fast to set up and easy for developers to work with. However, applications change and develop over time as new functionality is added. The new Reschema function in Studio 3T makes it simple to refactor higher-performance schemas over time, letting developers focus on building new services rather than having to re-architect database deployments every time.
Reschema for MongoDB now supports the following functions:
- Cleaning up MongoDB migrations with simple restructuring of existing tables
- Merging multiple sources and data collections into one source collection, letting users look at data without having to write lookups
- Updating schema designs to reflect changes in application design or expansions in functionality
“MongoDB is great for getting services up and running, but over time your schema can grow sub-optimally. It puts on weight, slows down and leads to lost developer productivity. Using Reschema, developers can tune their production schema till it’s humming, and do it without writing complex aggregations.” added Thomson.
Data Masking - explanatory video covers features for data masking including full text scrambling, integer replacement and data regeneration
Reschema - explanatory video covers how to manage schemas during database migration or consolidation projects, or when a database clean-up is needed
About 3T Software Labs
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