IRI FieldShield

Proven Yet Affordable Data Masking

Platform and Data Availability


IRI FieldShield jobs work identically across all Linux, Unix, and Windows platforms. FieldShield jobs and library functions can be run from:

  • API calls
  • batch programs
  • command-line operations
  • database applications
  • SQL procedures (custom, in-situ)
  • The IRI Workbench GUI, built-on Eclipse™


There are no restrictions on table or file sizes, or the number of columns or fields. Most FieldShield functions can be applied to more than 100 single- and multi-byte data types in these sources.


Direct access to Excel, RDBMS tables, and many legacy data sources requires ODBC drivers. Among the flat-file formats that FieldShield can protect directly (without drivers) include: CSV (and other delimited), fixed-position text, flat XML, LDIF, CLR and ELF web logs, Micro Focus Variable Length (MFVL), and Unicode.


If you need to mask data in more proprietary, semi-structured, or unstructured data sources, see this page and tell us what you have.

Licensing and Support Information


FieldShield back-end development and production (unlimited) licenses for masking and unmasking data are provided for perpetual use (capex) on Windows, Linux, and Unix hardware, and are volume-discounted in simultaneous procurements. First-copy license fees range from USD $12K to $24K in the US, and up to $30K overseas, depending on configuration, location and support levels. Embedded runtime and ummasking-only (limited) licenses for distributed deployment are discounted in volume tiers.

Each unlimited license includes:

  • any number of IRI Workbench graphical job design and management instances, built on Eclipse
  • PII discovery and classification (plus DB, flat-file, and dark/document data profiling)
  • static data masking job wizards, diagrams, and audit trails
  • re-ID risk scoring for FERPA and HIPAA Expert Determination Method compliance
  • support for dynamic data masking via callable programs or library functions
  • support for any number of users and structured data sources/targets
  • a free IRI CellShield add-in license
  • discount for IRI CellShield EE, and credit towards IRI Voracity (total data management) upgrades
  • full documentation


Support is free in the first year, then optionally renewable thereafter at 20%. Support for, and leased (opex) use of, FieldShield is also included in IRI Voracity "total data management" platform subscriptions, which additionally provide for:

  • database subsetting with masking
  • test data generation from scratch
  • database and flat-file migration, replication, ETL, data quality, and BI/analytics