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TrustLogix Brings Unique Data Security Governance Platform to AWS Marketplace

TrustLogix Brings Unique Data Security Governance Platform to AWS Marketplace

Company sponsoring and exhibiting at re:Invent 2021 as Select Partner; showing how its platform simplifies enterprise cloud data security and privacy

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (November 24, 2021) – TrustLogix, which delivers a proxyless, cloud-native platform to unify data security and access controls without sacrificing performance, today announced its availability in the AWS Marketplace, a digital catalog with thousands of software listings from independent software vendors that make it easy to find, test, buy and deploy software that runs on Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS). The company is also sponsoring the AWS re:Invent 2021 event the week of November 29th where it will be exhibiting at booth #948.

The TrustLogix Data Security Governance Platform provides a single pane for intelligent monitoring and fine-grained access control across multiple AWS data platforms including Amazon Redshift, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Aurora, Amazon EMR, and more. The TrustLogix Trustlet, a proxy-less, serverless service, can be deployed in SaaS or customer cloud environments to enforce pipeline security policies and access controls, and provide data monitoring and visibility.

“Making TrustLogix available in the AWS Marketplace allows for seamless customer deployments of our platform. By doing so, we can help data stewards and data engineers modernize their cloud data infrastructure and ensure that their data is secure and compliant,” said Ganesh Kirti, CEO of TrustLogix. “Digital transformation initiatives are driving huge volumes of data to the cloud, but security and privacy concerns can often slow down an organization’s ability to innovate quickly. We can help data owners better control and audit their data by enabling them to manage granular data access and privacy policies across multiple AWS platforms.”


TrustLogix breaks down organizational silos and empowers data, security operations and governance teams to work together to deliver a stronger security posture without sacrificing time-to-value. Learn more about TrustLogix in the AWS Marketplace here.

About TrustLogix

TrustLogix accelerates digital transformation by simplifying enterprise data security and privacy. Its unified Data Security Governance Platform centralizes observability and simplifies the implementation and enforcement of fine-grained access control across all clouds and data platforms — empowering enterprises with the confidence to scale data-driven innovation without sacrificing performance. For more information on TrustLogix, which is headquartered in Mountain View, CA and backed by Norwest Venture Partners, please visit www.trustlogix.io or connect with us on Twitter at @TrustLogix.

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TrustLogix Data Security Governance Platform helps data scientists modernize their data infrastructure

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TrustLogix Launches Data Security Governance Platform; Secures All Data Across Any Cloud

TrustLogix Launches Data Security Governance Platform; Secures All Data Across Any Cloud

Catalyzes digital transformation by unifying data security, privacy, and compliance

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (November 3, 2021) TrustLogix, a Norwest Venture Partners portfolio company, today announced its Data Security Governance Platform, a proxyless, cloud-native platform to unify data security, privacy and compliance without sacrificing performance. As enterprises further embrace digital transformation initiatives, the challenge of managing and securing data becomes more complex. TrustLogix Data Security Governance Platform was created to help data scientists and engineers modernize their data infrastructure in the cloud, making data at once accessible by the right users and completely secure and compliant.

Digital transformation initiatives are driving massive data growth and migrations to the cloud, increasing the complexity around all facets of the business that touch data, especially security. This complexity is exacerbated by decentralized data security and privacy policies, which can be highly manual, resource-intensive and error-prone. TrustLogix addresses these challenges by delivering a unified solution for discovery, fine-grained data entitlements, and monitoring that operates at cloud scale across all major cloud providers. Its current customers include one of the largest global investment banks, one of the top three social media platforms in the world, as well as leaders across the healthcare, fintech, and insurtech industries.

The TrustLogix Data Security Governance Platform helps data scientists and engineers scale data-driven innovation across all clouds and data platforms without performance tradeoffs. It provides:

  • Intelligent Monitoring & Discovery – 360-degree monitoring and discovery into who is accessing what data across all platforms and clouds. Machine learning-powered intelligence delivers observability insights and recommendations into data use patterns, abnormalities and overly broad permissions;
  • Fine-Grained Controls – create, deploy and enforce specific access controls and masking, down to the row and column level. Ensures that enterprises easily meet privacy and compliance requirements; and 
  • Performance-at-Scale – delivered through a proxyless, cloud-native architecture that doesn’t touch the data.

TrustLogix breaks down organizational silos and empowers data, security operations and governance teams to work together to deliver a stronger security posture without sacrificing time-to-value. The TrustLogix Data Security Governance Platform integrates with a variety of platforms and tools such as Amazon Redshift, Databricks, Tableau, SQL Server, MySQL, and more. To learn more about how TrustLogix accelerates digital transformation by simplifying enterprise data security and privacy, visit www.trustlogix.io .

About TrustLogix

TrustLogix accelerates digital transformation by simplifying enterprise data security and privacy. Its unified Data Security Governance Platform centralizes observability and simplifies the implementation and enforcement of fine-grained access control across all clouds and data platforms — empowering enterprises with the confidence to scale data-driven innovation without sacrificing performance. For more information on TrustLogix, which is headquartered in Mountain View, CA and backed by Norwest Venture Partners, please visit www.trustlogix.io or connect with us on Twitter at @TrustLogix.

Contact:

Sarah Hawley
Mockingbird Communications
P: +1 480 292 4640
E: sarah@mockingbirdcomms.com

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A Modern Architecture and Framework for Cloud Data Security Governance

A Modern Architecture and Framework for Cloud Data Security Governance

Author: Ganesh Kirti, Founder and CEO of TrustLogix
Date: November 3, 2021

I have built and managed multiple security products, including at my last startup, Palerra, in the CASB and acquired by Oracle. Across all these organizations, data scientists, data engineering, and security teams hit walls when accessing sensitive business data, whether the purpose was for building ML models, tuning false positive alerts or data classification, or improving product experience. After talking to multiple companies, I soon realized that the problem of giving data access, and doing so in a controlled and defensible way, had been an issue for many businesses. I spent several months talking to data experts and security architects regarding this and found that companies were often left to deal with most of these challenges on their own.

These challenges are due to the number of ways data is accessed and the complexity of securing access, privacy regulations, lack of security skills, lack of data-security ownership and collaboration, as well as no standard security across multiple clouds. Stating it simply, existing solutions were limited and could not solve these problems.

A fresh approach to data security governance was required to facilitate cross-team collaboration and get the right data to the right people without slowing down the speed of digital transformation; that fresh approach is the foundation for TrustLogix. The following sections provide details of challenges and a recommendation to systematically solve them.

(Tectonic) Shift in data architectures mandate new security architectures

Data platforms have been evolving from on-prem SQL DB, NoSQL, Big Data/Hadoop, Data warehouse, data lake, delta lake, data mesh, etc. Modern cloud data platforms such as Snowflake automatically scale, both up and down, to run analytics on large volumes of data sets to get the right balance of performance vs cost.

Data Evolution: Today and Future

Even though data architectures have evolved, data security architectures have not evolved with them to meet the new scale of cloud data platforms. In addition, there is no industry standard for data security in the cloud, which has resulted in every cloud data vendor building proprietary native data security in their system with varying security capabilities and constructs. This security approach works for customers who use a single data platform, but the reality is that an enterprise, on average, uses between 5 and 9 different data platforms leveraging best-of-breed solutions for different use cases. Securing access to data across a number of these data platforms is a huge challenge for most enterprises.

Multi-cloud data security challenges

Data is the new soil of every business, and the pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation and adoption of data-centric applications, analytics, data lakes, ML, and AI services. Many companies are modernizing data platforms and rapidly moving to the cloud, adopting new data architectures to drive innovations. As part of this effort, data is migrated to the cloud across multiple data platforms implementing various use cases such as data lake, delta lake, data mesh, analytics, data warehouse, etc. This is helping businesses implement use cases faster in the cloud, but data is exploding across multiple systems. This is causing data fragmentation and creating a nightmare of challenges for data owners and security/ governance teams.

The key challenges include implementation of complex access controls, siloed security, and data approval/access delays to data consumers. If these challenges are not addressed, then there is a high risk to business of not meeting data requirements quickly enough, running into compliance violations, and risking losing credibility/trust with customers.

Band-aid security solutions used to solve it are limited

There are several solutions used today to solve data security concerns. Many of those solutions were built many years ago to solve SQL/database security or on-prem open-source big data security concerns. These solutions can’t be repurposed to solve modern data security challenges.

Frankly, these legacy security architectures are band-aid solutions complicating customer deployments, or solve very specific departmental use cases using proxy-based solutions. . Cloud data architectures are dramatically different, and a fresh approach built for new data platforms is required.

Need for a Data Security Governance & Architecture:

The right approach to this challenge requires re-thinking both the architecture and the governance structures for how data has been accessed. We need to simultaneously solve for fast access to data by the right people, with security and governance constraints that have never been more important than they are now. Specifically:

  • Architecture: Has to be cloud-native and cloud-first to scale with the business. And it cannot be based on proxies that create privacy and performance bottlenecks, or on agents because we don’t live in 1998 anymore

  • Governance: The days of “security” defining who should be able to access what are gone. Data governance policies should be defined by data owners and data stewards, not an ivory tower security organization that lacks the context to make those decisions

  • Security: Of course security is still paramount and needs to be enforced as per the policies defined by the data owners and stewards

Data Security Governance Framework:

We believe enterprises should follow a systematic framework to include security (security by design and privacy by design) as part of data operations. As shown in the diagram below, this framework provides a sequence of steps to continuously discover mis-use of data and secure access to data. It includes a continuous discovery of data access issues along with recommendations that will enable data owners and security teams to review and apply new access controls or cleanup access controls if overly granted. A continuous (re)certification of users to ensure that they have only access to data they are entitled to will ensure corporate mandated compliances such as SOX and Privacy are enforced.

Cloud-native Data security governance service architecture:

An autonomous data protection service architecture that discovers data access patterns and enforces access controls across multiple clouds by leveraging and integrating with native data platform capabilities will allow consistent security policies implementation across multiple clouds. It is required that customers have complete control in the data protection service so that their data never leaves their cloud environments. The following diagram shows a data security governance (DSG) service running in a customer controlled cloud environment.

Summary

TrustLogix provides a methodical and systematic framework along with a purpose-built architecture that scales with modern data platforms. This approach is a must to solve challenges not just for today but for tomorrow so that businesses allow data consumers to securely access data in trusted and defensible operational environments.