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Symmetry Systems and Trace3 bring DataGuard into new markets
Wed, 12th Oct 2022
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Symmetry Systems, the industry’s hybrid cloud data security platform, has announced its partnership with Trace3, a premier provider of IT solutions and consultation services, to expand the company’s flagship solution, DataGuard, into new markets.

The partnership will enable joint customers to experience holistic data security whether they operate on-premise or within AWS, GCP, or Azure, while benefiting from research and insights provided by the Trace3 Innovation Research Group.

According to the companies, today’s hybrid cloud environment creates an incredibly challenging arena for organisations to protect their sensitive data.

Users, developers, supply chain vendors, and contractors all receive data through a web of static infrastructure and cloud applications that legacy control solutions are not equipped to analyse and continuously monitor.

DataGuard is designed to bring confidence to an organisation's data security posture management (DSPM) through easy deployment, automated discovery, and seamless integration into the company’s current tool stack.

After initial analysis, DataGuard is able to surface unknown exposure points in the form of excessive or dormant privileges that were inviting unnecessary risk into the organisation.

Katherine Walther, VP, Innovation at Trace3, comments, "In the data access governance space, Symmetry DataGuard differentiates itself with its ability to analyse data objects and identities previously missed by traditional solutions so security teams can accurately contextualise the risk of the data in their environment.

"We look forward to bringing this innovative approach to our clients and organisations who still find themselves grappling to find efficient and effective ways to meet data security policies and compliance regulations.”

Mohit Tiwari, CEO and Co-Founder, Symmetry Systems, says, “Organisations trust Trace3 to bring innovative technology to bear down on hard problems - like hybrid-cloud security or data residency with Symmetry today. Symmetry DataGuard makes data flows visible - this helps organisations build data flow policies that cut across security posture, detection, and response - while moving compliance away from spreadsheets and into hard evidence.

"Trace3 has already been an incredible go-to-market accelerator for Symmetry, and we are proud to make a dent on one of the hardest problems in all of security - how to help organisations drive value from data while being trusted custodians of their customers' data.”

Symmetry was named an Excellence Award finalist in the Most Promising Early Stage Startup category for the 2022 SC Awards. Symmetry was also recently included in the 2022 Cool Vendors in Data Security - Secure and Accelerate Advanced Use Cases by Gartner, for introducing Data Security Posture Management (DSPM) as a new category.

Symmetry Systems is the industry’s first hybrid cloud data security platform that safeguards data in AWS, GCP, Azure services, and on-premise databases while supporting a data-centric zero trust model. With Symmetry, security and compliance teams can address threats through AI-driven data security posture management (DSPM).

Symmetry provides visibility into data risks from excessive permissions and anomalous data flows while giving organisations the evidence required to demonstrate compliance best practices. According to the company, Symmetry provides solutions for the most demanding security teams.

Trace3 is a premier provider of advanced technology consultation services and solutions. Founded in 2002, Trace3 offers a broad mix of end-to-end technology services and solutions, ranging from artificial intelligence and data science to cloud computing and security consulting.

The company also offers a venture capital briefing program, with a sharp focus on emerging technologies, and provides clients with extensive research focused on the latest IT trends.