MENTIS Positioned in Visionaries Quadrant of Magic Quadrant for Data Masking

Gartner Publishes First-ever Report for Static Data Masking Capabilities

NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- MENTIS Software, a leading provider of discovery, masking and access monitoring, focused on sensitive data privacy for applications and databases, is pleased to announce that it has been positioned in the "Visionaries" quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Data Masking Technology. Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Static Data Masking (SDM) provides an evaluation based on vendor's completeness of vision and ability to execute.

"Static data masking for non-production databases is a key part of our overall strategy for providing customers with a comprehensive sensitive data privacy offering across applications and databases." says Kevin O'Malley, VP of Marketing and Product Strategy. He continued, "We are proud of our visionary placement in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for data masking and we are committed to further innovation in the sensitive data privacy space."

According to the Gartner report, authored by Joseph Feiman and Carsten Casper;

"Data masking should be mandatory for enterprises using copies of sensitive production data for application development, analytics or training. The market is expanding into production and unstructured data protection."

"Adopting data masking helps enterprises raise the level of security and privacy assurance against abuses. At the same time, data masking helps enterprises meet compliance requirements with the security and privacy standards recommended by regulating/auditing authorities."

According to Gartner on completeness of vision; "We evaluate the vendor's ability to understand buyers' needs and translate them into products and services. SDM vendors that show the highest degree of market understanding are offering enterprisewide sensitive data discovery and provide a rule engine for discovery and masking enterprisewide."

About MENTIS Software

MENTIS provides a comprehensive software platform that enables customers to discover, mask and monitor sensitive data locations, usage and accesses in applications and databases. MENTIS integrated data masking protects sensitive data in both production and non-production databases. Key platform capabilities include our Sensitive Data Discovery™ classification engine to identify all locations of sensitive data whether in vendor or custom tables. MENTIS customers benefit from automated, repeatable discovery and masking operations for low-touch support across upgrades with built-in audit reporting to document regulatory compliance.

The complete gartner report can be downloaded at

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Media Contact: Alyssa Sommar, MENTIS Software, 212-203-4365 x. 002,

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