Dasera has expanded its data security and governance controls to include Microsoft 365. It means that organisations that use OneDrive, SharePoint and Teams will now get greater visibility of their data. The company says that this will ensure robust protection and governance.

Ani Chaudhuri, CEO and Co-founder of Dasera, said, “This expansion offers an all-encompassing view of sensitive information within critical Microsoft applications, ensuring complete protection and governance.

“This move signifies our commitment to innovation and leadership in the data security space. Future enhancements, such as scalable impact assessment for policy violations, interactive data mapping, and data flows, are underway to provide proactive visibility and advanced solutions for users.”

A move to protect more data by Dasera

Dasera describes itself as a Data Security Posture Management (DSPM) vendor. Its focus is on finding and protecting data while also ensuring that data security meets compliance requirements.

The company delivers continuous data governance to ensure any changes to data are in line with data governance requirements. Key to this is its automation of data classification and tagging. To make compliance easier, it also delivers a no-code policy editor to create security and compliance policies.

Its latest release is Glacier 8.0 delivers integration with Microsoft 365 and AWS RDS. The announcement calls out the key features as:

  1. Unparalleled Visibility: Dasera identifies sensitive data within SharePoint sites and OneDrives, ensuring proactive risk mitigation.
  2. Comprehensive Risk Assessment: The platform identifies sensitive data shared via files in Teams conversations, ensuring end-to-end security.
  3. Rapid Data Risk Assessment with Snapshots: Quickly pinpoints the identification and securing of sensitive information within AWS RDS data stores. This non-intrusive method is quickly deployed and ensures comprehensive security assessments without impacting performance or privacy policies. Snapshots empower organizations to swiftly understand and mitigate potential threats, bolstering data security seamlessly.
  4. Ingest Context from Anywhere: Expanding metadata enrichment capabilities, Dasera now ingests data tags from AWS, complementing existing integrations with GCP and Snowflake. This enhancement automates tag importation when connecting to any AWS data store, facilitating precise alerting and remediation.

Enterprise Times: What does this mean?

Data governance and compliance is a rapidly growing sector. It is driven, in part, by increased security threats and greater compliance demands. Organisations struggle with multiple issues when it comes to effective compliance around sensitive data. One of those is simply the continued growth of the data that organisations own. Another is that data is often copied and used in unstructured environments such as SharePoint and OneDrive.

What it is doing here is closing the loop in how data is managed. Through its policy editor, it believes it can make it easier for organisations to create and enforce policies. By widening the products it covers, it can then apply those policies to data that can often be lost to data security teams.

It will be interesting to see how many organisations Dasera sign up for this new release. There is no question there is an appetite for better data security and policy tools but can it crack the wider Microsoft market?


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