Cyera brings data security from the cloud to on-premises - Image by 3944009 from PixabayCyera is bringing its cloud-based data security to on-premises systems. It claims it will help customers discover data, classify, detect, and remediate data security and privacy issues. By doing so, it claims that it will increase customer understanding of their data, associated risks and how to protect it.

The announcement comes just a few weeks after Cyera announced a $300 million Series C funding round. That investment took the funds it has raised to over $460 million.

Yotam Segev, Co-Founder & CEO at Cyera (image credit - LinkedIn/Yotam Segev)
Yotam Segev, Co-Founder & CEO at Cyera

Yotam Segev, Cyera Co-Founder and CEO, said, “Complexity is the enemy of security. We have extended coverage to on-premises databases and file shares in a way that places minimal burden on security teams or the network. No new hardware, patching, or people are required.

“Customers enjoy rapid time to value because they can leverage the same Cyera data security engine used to cover hybrid cloud data. One solution covers all data everywhere. Our goal is to enable the secure and optimal use of the company’s data with minimal effort and friction.”

What is Cyera doing?

Despite the amount of data that organisations already store in some form of cloud environment, a significant amount of data remains on-premises. According to Synergy Research, 40% of global data storage capacity is in on-premises data centres.

Data is stored in these on-premises data centres for various reasons. Among the often cited reasons are data sovereignty, compliance, privacy, legacy applications, and intellectual property protection.

Cyera wants to make it easier for organisations to have a single tool to manage all their data. Rather than break from its cloud-native approach and deliver a separate solution that would require integration, it has written a lightweight connector that sits on customers’ servers.

Continuous scanning of customers’ data stores allows it to detect data, which is then classified using its ML-based classification tools. It also does context analysis of the data to discover who has access and where it is located and build a risk analysis. Importantly, Cyera mitigates risk by applying the correct security controls.

Enterprise Times: What does this mean?

Data sprawl is a serious issue. Without knowing where data is stored, it’s hard to secure and protect it. This means that organisations often struggle to fully meet their compliance obligations.

That doesn’t mean that IT is ignoring the issue. Its problem is the number of applications that store copies of data on different platforms. To deal with this, organisations have multiple tools to detect and identify data. The problem is that they all have their own UI, and not all are easy to integrate into a single solution.

Cyera believes that it can use its experience in detecting and securing data in the cloud to help solve the problem of on-premises data. By using a lightweight client, it integrates the on-premises environments into its existing solution, delivering a single user interface. That will reduce the learning curve for administrators and storage teams.

It will be interesting to see how many new customers Cyera wins. And what take-ups it has in its existing enterprise customer market. After all, the latter already know the tools from a cloud perspective, so they should be receptive to this move to protect on-premises data.


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