NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MENTIS, the pioneer in data masking and enterprise data security products, today announced the release of MENTIS 8. The company's most significant version release to date, MENTIS 8 extends its platform to enable security in critical data stores such as unstructured data, data in the cloud, and data in mainframe databases. MENTIS also adds a new Format Preserving Encryption option to its existing masking and tokenization methods. Finally, MENTIS 8 also features a new, metro-style UI with fresh and easily digestible infographic elements. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161117/440995LOGO "MENTIS is the only data masking and information security solution provider to offer these capabilities," said Rajesh Parthasarathy, MENTIS Founder and CEO. "Not only is the MENTIS platform the only integrated end-to-end platform where discovery, masking, monitoring, and retirement of sensitive data are available for both Non Production and Production environments, we also now support both structured and unstructured data, whether in the cloud or on premise. Our segregation of duties functionalities means MENTIS 8 also allows stakeholders across the IT, business, and security and compliance groups to collaborate to achieve comprehensive and consistent data security." Known for its responsiveness to and innovation in the face of the moving target that is risk and compliance, MENTIS brings to the market this powerful new release, the result of the company's deep analysis of new trends in risk, along with a collaboration with its customers to assess and weigh their current challenges. "We've been excited for a good while about this new release because it expands the ways we can team with our customers and partners," said Paula Capps, MENTIS COO. "Meeting their security and compliance needs has always been our mission and is the reason that we continue to invest in our solutions. These investments are what has kept us ahead of the market and demonstrate clearly that we are and will continue to be the market leader." "We are very proud of MENTIS 8. This release caps off what has been another groundbreaking year for us," said Suresh Sundaram, Executive Director at MENTIS. "We have an exciting future with MENTIS 8. We have revamped our marketing initiatives and are seeing accelerating growth in our customer and partner rosters. New business includes a Fortune 15 industry leader where MENTIS is globally replacing its former solutions. With many of our new customers rolling out the MENTIS methodology and solutions worldwide, we are investing in strategic partnerships with software companies and global system integrators." ABOUTMENTIS Software Founded in 2004, MENTIS was one of the first companies in a fledgling data-security market. Guided by a visionary founder with deep grounding in business and technology, MENTIS immediately began to innovate and has since never stopped.