Data-as-a-service provider Delphix buys data-masking specialist Axis

Delphix has acquired data masking and de-identification specialist Axis Technology Software

Delphix has acquired data masking and de-identification specialist Axis Technology Software

Data management provider Delphix has acquired Axis Technology Software, a data masking software specialist, for an undisclosed sum.

Delphix offers software that helps users virtualise and deploy large application databases (i.e. ERP) on private and public cloud infrastructure, while Axis offers data masking and de-identification software, particularly for large financial service firms, healthcare providers and insurers.

Delphix said the move will give it a boost in verticals where Axis is already embedded, and help strengthen its core offering. By adding data masking and de-identification capabilities to its data services suite, the company hopes to improve the appeal of its offerings from a security and privacy perspective.

“We believe that data masking—the ability to scramble private information such as national insurance numbers and credit card information—has become a critical requirement for managing data across development, testing, training and reporting environments,” said Jedidiah Yueh, chief executive of Delphix. “With Axis, Delphix not only accelerates application projects, but also ​increases​ data security for our customers.”

Following the acquisition Michael Logan, founder and chief executive of Axis Technology Software will join Delphix as vice president of data masking, where he will be responsible for driving development and adoption of the feature set Axis brings to Delphix.

“We’ve built a sophisticated platform to secure customer data at Axis, proven at many of the world’s biggest banks and enterprises,” Logan said.

“The integrated power of our platforms will provide our customers the ability to protect their data where and when they need it.”