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Database Security Buy: Imperva Acquires jSonar


Imperva, an application and data security provider backed by private equity firm Thoma Bravo, has acquired database protection company jSonar. The Imperva acquisition comes after jSonar in June 2020 received $50 million in institutional funding from Goldman Sachs.

This is M&A deal number 401 that ChannelE2E and MSSP Alert have covered so far in 2020. See the full M&A deal list here.

In addition, jSonar founder Ron Bennatan will join Imperva and lead its Data Security business, the companies stated. Imperva's Data Security business also will include both jSonar and Imperva Data Security product lines going forward.

Imperva can leverage jSonar's platform to provide security across the data lifecycle, the companies noted. In doing so, Imperva can help organizations protect all paths to data.

Furthermore, Imperva and jSonar will form a development organization dedicated to data security, the companies indicated. Imperva also will integrate jSonar's analytics and security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) platform across its solution stack.

A Closer Look at jSonar

jSonar offers a database security platform that allows organizations to secure structured and unstructured data stores across on-premise and cloud environments, the company stated. The platform's features include:

  • Ability to audit any database
  • Database activity monitoring (DAM) tools
  • Access to profiling data such as vulnerability assessments, entitlements and classification

jSonar helps organizations establish universal security, compliance and privacy controls across their databases and limit the time and resources required to manage a database security and compliance program, the company said. It currently offers its platform to North American organizations in finance, healthcare, insurance and other industries.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.