Cohesity, a leader in AI-powered data security and management, has announced it is expanding its Data Security Alliance ecosystem with six leading Data Security Posture Management (DSPM) vendors, including long-standing partner BigID, as well as Cyera, Dig Security, Normalyze, Sentra and Securiti.
Cloud adoption continues to increase but copies of data are often shared between clouds without oversight by IT or security, resulting in the growth of shadow data. Because of this, data security, cyber-recovery and compliance are at risk, as evidenced by 82% of breaches involving data stored in the cloud.
The need for DSPM capabilities, coupled with modern data security and management services, has never been greater. DSPM gives customers a deep understanding of where their sensitive data is, who has access to it, how it is being used and where it is stored. When combined with Cohesity’s modern data security and management technology, customers are building a strong cyber-resilience posture.
With these partnerships, Cohesity expects to integrate with the most comprehensive selection of DSPM solutions in the industry. Collectively, this newly formed group represents the majority of the DSPM market, providing Cohesity customers with the flexibility to choose the solution that best fits their needs.
Organisations face a significant challenge when it comes to the visibility of critical data across a growing multitude of repositories. Accelerating cloud adoption, compounded by an explosion of microservices and a high rate of change (driven by modern DevOps practices) put customers at risk of significant data sprawl. Due to these visibility gaps, critical and sensitive data becomes hidden from IT teams and oftentimes goes unprotected. Cohesity is working to solve this issue by partnering with the leading DSPM vendors and members of the Cohesity Data Security Alliance. With this unique collaboration, joint customers maintain visibility and help assure all their stakeholders, including employees, customers and shareholders that their sensitive data is protected.
Cohesity’s leading data security and management technology, coupled with the benefits of DSPM, will deliver instant discovery of all data workloads, both sanctioned and unsanctioned, while also providing assessments of which data workloads have sensitive data that are often targeted by bad actors. These capabilities enable enterprises to be even more proactive in the fight against cyberattacks and provide the following cyber-resilience benefits:
- Backup admins can see which objects have sensitive data easily
- IT and security can instantly identify protection gaps for critical workloads
- Actionable Cyber Recovery risk reports go directly to compliance teams
The Cohesity Data Security Alliance was founded in November 2022, and contains 15 members including BigID, Cisco, Crowdstrike, CyberArk, Mandiant, Netskope, Okta, Palo Alto Networks, PwC UK, Qualys, Securonix, ServiceNow, Splunk, TCS and Zscaler.
The addition of the six DSPM security vendors brings the total membership to 21. Cohesity’s Data Security Alliance offers a unique and comprehensive approach to security. Through this one-of-a-kind alliance, leading cybersecurity, data security and management and services vendors partner to seamlessly bridge enterprise IT and security by sharing context and enabling new workflows. This collaboration can help customers detect threats and respond to attacks faster, improve remediation and advance cyber-resilience — all while utilising their existing security and data management investments.Click below to share this article