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Liaison Technologies

September 11, 2013 09:00 ET

International Tokenization Requirements Drive Innovation in Liaison Protect™

New Extensibility and Enhancements Enable Liaison Technologies to Meet the Demands of Tough Security Mandates for Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Sep 11, 2013) - In light of increasing global regulatory policies around protecting identity, especially in Europe, Liaison Technologies, a global integration and data management company, today announced expanded tokenization options to Liaison Protect -- the company's all-in-one encryption, tokenization and key management solution. To address the wide variety of international identification format schemes, Liaison extended the capabilities of its patented tokenization technology -- Format Preserving Tokenization™. The new extensibility option allows for custom protection strategies to be rapidly created and quickly plugged into Liaison Token Manager to support new token formats for a variety of data including personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI) and payment card industry (PCI) data. The ability to generate and add new tokens to the library for future use allows customers to reduce redundancy, and, as a result, enhance efficiency.

"With our new extensibility features, Liaison Protect enables our customers to both prevent security breaches of sensitive information, and support many new regulations worldwide aimed at reducing identity theft and consumer fraud," said Robert Fox, vice president of Application Development at Liaison Technologies. "As tokenization and data security requirements across the globe have become more stringent, Liaison has worked closely with our customers to meet their needs through innovation across our entire suite of solutions. Our latest developments in Liaison Protect reinforce our commitment to leading the industry in data security solutions that not only protect sensitive information, but also ensure compliance with both industry and international government regulations."

In addition to the new extensibility options, Liaison Protect 2.4 provides enhanced support for new security services, which include migration calls that allow customers to easily move tokens to a Liaison protected vault on-premise or in the cloud. Protect can also programmatically migrate tokens from third party and home grown systems.

"Many countries have enacted data privacy regulations stipulating the conditions under which organizations can collect personal data; these regulations further outline the measures to safeguard that data and the requirements for and limitations on international data transfer. Privacy laws have impeded the adoption of managed and cloud-based services and forced many organizations to rearchitect their networks and change the location of their data centers. The judicious use of encryption and other data-killing technologies can help you meet crossborder security demands," noted John Kindervag, principal analyst, in a Forrester report released July 12, 2012, entitled Kill Your Data to Protect It From Cybercriminals.

The latest enhancements to Liaison Protect 2.4 demonstrate the company's continued industry leadership in data security and compliance. When the payment card industry was just beginning to regulate credit card transactions, Liaison was the first to deliver a PCI-specific security solution to the market along with enterprise encryption and key management specifically designed to address credit card regulations. In 2009, the company introduced the industry's first commercially available, off-the-shelf tokenization solution. And, in 2011, Liaison was the first to offer Tokenization-as-a-Service (TaaS), a PCI-compliant cloud-based tokenization offering.

More About Liaison Protect
Liaison Protect is the industry's first data security software to combine Format Preserving Tokenization with strong local encryption and centralized encryption key management -- all in one platform-independent package. An excellent companion to strong perimeter and firewall protection, Liaison Protect is a complete software solution designed to effectively manage the competing objectives of access and security. For more information, visit:

About Liaison
Liaison Technologies is a global integration and data management company. It provides innovative solutions to integrate, transform, harmonize, manage and secure critical business data on-premise or in the cloud. With a comprehensive array of business-to-business and application-to-application integration and data transformation services, as well as on-premise and cloud-based data security solutions, Liaison's practitioners implement data management infrastructures adapted to each client's specific business requirements. Headquartered in Atlanta, Liaison has offices in the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

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