Gartner Positions Informatica As A Leader In 2013 Data Masking Technology Magic Quadrant

Redwood City, Calif., Dec. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number oneindependent provider of dataintegration software, today announced that Gartner, Inc., aleading IT research and advisory firm, has positioned Informaticaas a leader in its December 2013 Magic Quadrant for Data MaskingTechnology report.

The complete report, including the quadrant graphic, isavailable at:

http://www.informatica.com/us/magic-quadrant-data-masking

Gartner analysts wrote in the Data Masking Technology reportthat, "A growing number of enterprises are taking a strategicapproach to adopting data masking," and that "new use cases in datamasking implementation have emerged and are evolving rapidly: DDM[dynamic data masking] and SDM [static data masking] for big dataplatforms, and the use of data masking in cloud access securitybrokers to address data security in the cloud platform."

The report recommends that enterprises, "Make data maskingtechnologies and best practices an integral part of theenterprise's SLC [software life cycle] and data managementprocesses. Data masking is not just another sort of datamanipulation. It is becoming an essential part of the SLC and datamanagement."  

"We believe the positioning of Informatica as a leader inGartner's Magic Quadrant for Data Masking Technology, for thesecond year in a row, reflects our continued commitment todeveloping innovative, scalable and high-performance solutions,which dynamically mask sensitive production data from unauthorizedaccess and mask nonproduction data," said Amit Walia, senior vicepresident and general manager, ILM, Informatica. "IT organizationscan address data privacy regulations and enterprise-wide datasecurity mandates with InformaticaData Masking solutions that can easily and effectively beextended to big data platforms - such as Hadoop, Teradata andNetezza."

Informatica Data Masking products, including Informatica Dynamic Data Masking and Informatica Persistent Data Masking, are part of the company'scomprehensive Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) suite ofofferings. Product milestones in 2013 include the introduction of Dynamic Data Masking for Hadoop, which delivers policy-baseddata security for applications running on Hadoop to address bigdata security concerns, and InformaticaCloud Data Masking, the first comprehensive SaaS solution forprotecting data privacy in application development and testenvironments including SaaS application sandboxes.

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Informatica Leadership in other recent Gartner MagicQuadrant reports:

·         Gartner 2013 Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management of ProductData Solutions (November 19, 2013)

·         Gartner 2013 Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management of CustomerData Solutions (October 21, 2013)

·         Gartner 2013 Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools (October 9,2013)

·         Gartner 2013 Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools (July 17,2013)

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About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA) is the world's number oneindependent provider of dataintegration software. Organizations around the world rely onInformatica to realize their informationpotential and drive top business imperatives. Informatica Vibe, theindustry's first and only embeddable virtual data machine (VDM),powers the unique "Map Once. Deploy Anywhere." capabilities of theInformatica Platform. Worldwide, over 5,000 enterprises depend onInformatica to fully leverage their information assets from devicesto mobile to social to big data residing on-premise, in the Cloud and across social networks. For moreinformation, call +1 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), orvisit www.informatica.com.Connect with Informatica at http://www.facebook.com/InformaticaCorporation, http://www.linkedin.com/company/informaticaand http://twitter.com/InformaticaCorp.

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