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Symmetry Systems To Expand DataGuard Market Presence Through Trace3 Partnership

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Symmetry Systems, a hybrid cloud data security platform specialist, is partnering with IT solutions provider Trace3 to bring its DataGuard data security posture management (DSPM) solution to new markets.

The partnership will enable the company’s joint customers to “experience holistic data security whether they operate on-premises or within AWS, GCP or Azure, while benefiting from cutting-edge research and insights provided by the Trace3 Innovation Research Group,” the companies said in a prepared statement.

Explaining the inducement behind the partnership with Trace3, Symmetry Systems says that today’s hybrid cloud environment creates an incredibly challenging arena for organizations to protect their sensitive data. As such, users, developers, supply-chain vendors and contractors all receive data through a web of static infrastructure and cloud applications. Consequently, legacy control solutions are not equipped to analyze and continuously monitor.

Symmetry Systems CEO and co-founder Mohit Tiwari put it this way:

“Organizations 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 organizations 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. We are proud to make a dent on one of the hardest problems in all of security — how to help organizations drive value from data while being trusted custodians of their customers' data.”

Protecting Unknown Exposure Points

DataGuard “brings confidence” to an organization's DSPM through easy deployment, automated discovery and seamless integration into the company’s current tool stack, Symmetry Systems asserts. 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 organization.

Explaining the impetus behind the partnership with Symmetry Solutions, Katherine Walther, vice president of Innovation at Trace3, said:

"In the data access governance space, Symmetry DataGuard differentiates itself with its ability to analyze data objects and identities previously missed by traditional solutions so security teams can accurately contextualize the risk of the data in their environment. We look forward to bringing this innovative approach to our clients and organizations who still find themselves grappling to find efficient and effective ways to meet data security policies and compliance regulations.”

More About Symmetry Systems and Trace3

Symmetry Systems’ software applies machine learning to help companies better understand and protect their large fleets of data stores and applications. Accenture Ventures, the venture capital arm of the global IT consulting firm, in June 2021 invested in San Francisco, California-based company as part of a $15 million Series A round led by Prefix Capital and ForgePoint Capital.

Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Irvine, California, Trace3 offers a end-to-end technology services and solutions, ranging from artificial intelligence and data science to cloud computing and security consulting.

Jim Masters

Jim Masters is Managing Editor of MSSP Alert, and holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from Northern Illinois University. His career has spanned governmental and investigative reporting for daily newspapers in the Northwest Indiana Region and 16 years in a global internal communications role for a Fortune 500 professional services company. Additionally, he is co-owner of the Lake County Corn Dogs minor league baseball franchise, located in Crown Point, Indiana. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and recording his own music, oil painting, biking, volleyball, golf and cheering on the Corn Dogs.