Cloud Security, Data Security

Cohesity Taps Six New Members for DSPM Alliance Program

Cohesity, a data security and management solution provider, has added six data security posture management (DSPM) vendors to its data security alliance ecosystem.

The new alliance members include BigID, a long standing partner, Cyera, Dig Security, Normalize, Sentra and Securiti. It’s the second wave of new members to the alliance. In May, Netskope, ServiceNow and Zscaler joined the group.

Cohesity Group Grows to 21 Members

The Cohesity data security alliance was founded in November 2022, and contains 15 members, including BigID, Cisco, CyberArk, CrowdStrike, Mandiant, Netskope, Okta, Palo Alto Networks, PwC UK, Qualys, Securonix, ServiceNow, Splunk, TCS and Zscaler. The addition of the six DSPM security vendors brings the total membership to 21.

Cohesity will integrate each of the members’ DSPM technology into its data security and management platform over the coming months.

According to researcher Gartner, DSPM offers “visibility as to where sensitive data is, who has access to that data, how it has been used, and what the security posture of the data stored or application is. It does that by assessing the current state of data security, identifying potential risks and vulnerabilities, implementing security controls to mitigate these risks, and regularly monitoring and updating the security posture to ensure it remains effective.”

Accordingly, Cohesity said that its data security alliance members help organizations "detect threats and respond to attacks faster, improve remediation and advance cyber resilience” while deploying their existing security and data management environments.

Alliance Represents Majority of DSPM Market

With its partnerships in tow, Cohesity said it expects to integrate with the broadest and most comprehensive selection of DSPM solutions in the industry. Collectively, this newly expanded group represents the majority of the DSPM market, the company said.

Cohesity’s platform will enable enterprises to be more proactive in the fight against cyberattacks, the company said. It will provide the following cyber resilience benefits:

  • Backup admins are able to see which objects have sensitive data easily.
  • IT and security can instantly identify protection gaps for critical workloads.
  • Actionable Cyber Recovery risk reports go directly to compliance teams.

“As organizations rapidly expand their hybrid cloud footprint, their data risk and exposure increase in lockstep,” said Elad Horn, Cohesity product group vice president. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with leading DSPM vendors to help our joint customers rapidly identify and protect their most sensitive and business-critical data across both public cloud and private cloud environments.”

Cohesity partner BigID praised the partnership, calling it a “natural fit” to extend DSPM capabilities to help customers better manage, reduce, and remediate risk.

“It’s more important than ever for organizations of all sizes to proactively identify and remediate risk across their entire data landscape – including dark data, shadow data, and critical data,” said Tyler Young, BigID chief information security officer.

According to Cohesity, the integration with Normalyze, Cohesity’s initial design partner, is expected to be available within 30 days. The company’s partnership with BigID on enterprise-grade, ML/AI-powered data classification is expected to be available in 60 days. Additional DSPM partner integrations will be available in the coming months, Cohesity said.

D. Howard Kass

D. Howard Kass is a contributing editor to MSSP Alert. He brings a career in journalism and market research to the role. He has served as CRN News Editor, Dataquest Channel Analyst, and West Coast Senior Contributing Editor at Channelnomics. As the CEO of The Viewpoint Group, he led groundbreaking market research.