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Introduction

Format-preserving encryption (FPE) is a technique for desensitizing data that is about to become an ANSI standard, joining tokenization, which is already entering its second generation.

Highlights

  • Ovum sees a growing need for these technologies, which hide data from prying eyes yet leave it usable by processes downstream from the desensitization.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand the growing need for methods of obfuscating or desensitizing data while leaving it usable in downstream processes.
  • Understand the different means of achieving this goal, such as tokenization and FPE.

Key questions answered

  • What is the difference between FPE and tokenization and what are the pros and cons of each?
  • How has tokenization evolved from its first to its second generation?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Tokenization and FPE enable downstream processing
  • Both approaches have their pros and cons
  • Tokenization vs FPE

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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