Data privacy is a major concern with information technology. We have all read about social security numbers or other personally identifiable information (PII) being stolen or otherwise compromised. The results can range from a minor inconvenience to a major problem such as identity theft or loss of money.
There are many approaches to protecting PII and an Accolade SmartNIC offers its own unique twist. Because an ANIC adapter parses packets as they come in, it can identify certain data or patterns that resemble common PII such as a credit card or social security number. This data can then be masked by for example replacing it with an “x” or some other token.
Packet masking is not a standard ANIC feature because the desired functionality can vary greatly depending upon the precise use case for the technology. Accolade engineers stand ready to discuss the packet masking capability with end customers and customize it to precise requirements.
To learn more about how Accolade can meet your packet masking requirements with an FPGA-powered SmartNIC, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.