Cohesity Increases DSPM Alliance to Mitigate Cloud Transformation Risks

By Stefania Viscusi  |  October 16, 2023

Cohesity (News - Alert), a provider of AI-driven data security and management, announced it is taking a step in addressing the challenges posed by the rapid expansion of cloud adoption, the proliferation of microservices, and the fast-paced changes driven by modern DevOps practices - all of which have created the potential risk of data sprawl and the loss of visibility into critical and sensitive data.

To tackle this issue, it formed an alliance of Data Security Posture Management (DSPM) vendors and has now added six more leading DSPM vendors: BigID, Cyera, Dig Security, Normalyze, Sentra, and Securiti.

Established in November 2022, the alliance's total membership has now reached 21. The partnerships provide customers with a comprehensive solution to secure, protect, manage, and extract value from their data, spanning across data centers, edge environments, and the cloud.

“As organizations rapidly expand their hybrid cloud footprint, their data risk and exposure increase in lockstep,” said Elad Horn, group vice president, Product, Cohesity. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with leading DSPM vendors to help our joint customers rapidly identify and protect their most sensitive and business-critical data across both public cloud and private cloud environments.”

Together with these DSPM vendors and the Cohesity Data Security Alliance, organizations can maintain visibility over their data and safeguard their sensitive data - reassuring all stakeholders, including employees, customers, and shareholders, that their data remains protected.

With the rapid growth of cloud adoption and data being shared across various cloud platforms without the proper IT or security oversight, shadow data has become a widespread issue. This uncontrolled data sharing not only poses significant risks to data security, cyber recovery, and compliance but a staggering 82 percent of data breaches involve information that is stored in the cloud.

“It’s more important than ever for organizations of all sizes to proactively identify and remediate risk across their entire data landscape – including dark data, shadow data, and critical data,” said Tyler Young, CISO at BigID. “BigID’s market-leading DSPM capabilities enable companies to accelerate their security strategies and improve their security posture with differentiated actionability, risk remediation, and unmatched data discovery and classification built for the enterprise. Our partnership with Cohesity is a natural fit to extend DSPM capabilities to help customers better manage, reduce, and remediate risk.”

DSPM empowers organizations with a deep understanding of their sensitive data, including its location, access permissions, usage, and storage.

Cohesity offers comprehensive data security and management features including immutable backup snapshots, AI-driven threat detection, continuous monitoring for malicious activity, and the ability to execute rapid, scalable data recovery.

“Cohesity’s Data Security Alliance ecosystem offers customers the opportunity to implement security on their own terms, making it easy to integrate with vendors in adjacent technology spaces,” said Jennifer Glenn, research director for the IDC (News - Alert) Security and Trust Group. “The expansion of the program to include DSPM solutions such as BigID and Normalyze, as well as other pending integrations, gives customers more insight and visibility into their data and more confidence that it will be protected appropriately.”

Edited by Greg Tavarez
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