CellShield Add-In

Self-Service Spreadsheet Security

IRI CellShield® Add-In: Need to protect data in your Excel spreadsheets?


Now you can with the IRI CellShield add-in, a new data security enhancement for Microsoft Excel® 2010, 2013 and 2016 that delivers point-and-click data protections, including: data masking, encryption, and pseudonymization. Select the range of cells you want to protect, and then click the type of protection you need.


A simple-to-use interface takes you through the steps, and the CellShield add-in does the work for you. It immediately protects the data you selected in the way you specified, or sends the protected results to another worksheet (to share) instead. CellShield also provides for decryption and reverse pseudonymization so that you or other licensed users can conceal and reveal data in the same, or different, worksheets.

The CellShield add-in also works from the CellShield Enterprise Edition, and is compatible with several of the enterprise-wide data protection functions available in IRI FieldShield®. The CellShield add-in directly extends the range of data sources and targets available for encryption and decryption in Excel. For example, your IT department can encrypt file or database columns with FieldShield, and business users can decrypt their exports in Excel with CellShield.

Technical Details

Provider: Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc.
Version: 1.0.3 (Released 11/2014, english)

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems
Windows 7, 8, and 8.1

This $35 add-in works with Microsoft® Excel® 2010, 2013, and 2016. It is non-refundable.

Installation & Purchase


Important: If you are prompted about Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office (or VB) Runtime during installation, bookmark this page [CTRL-D] and choose to Restart Now. Installation will automatically resume.

  1. Download the 32-bit CellShield add-in installer here, or the 64-bit version here.
  2. Run the cellshield_installer.exe file to install the add-in.
  3. Launch Excel.
  4. Click the CellShield tab at the top of the ribbon bar, and then on any CellShield button where a pop-up will direct you to purchase a license key.
  5. Click Purchase Page to open the web page where you pay for CellShield.

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Premium Support Options

If you are not an IRI FieldShield licensee and need our help using IRI CellShield, we'll charge $125 per incident hour (minimum of one), or $1K per year for 10 incident hours and upgrades. Pay here, then email your payment confirmation page details and specific technical support request(s) to cellshield@iri.com.


Free Self-Learning

CellShield Help Page

CellShield is a registered trademark of Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc. Microsoft and Excel are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Both corporations are wholly independent from each other.