jSonar: Ensuring the Security of Cloud-Native and On-Premise Databases from One Platform

Ron Bennatan, Co-Founder and Chief Technologist
The two key drivers of cloud adoption are the cost-efficient pay-as-you-go models and the scalability of database capabilities that enable businesses to operate more efficiently. However, the lack of a systematic approach towards risks and possible data exposures often complicates the task of managing cloud platforms. Apart from it, every enterprise is on a mission of building a multi- and hybrid-cloud strategy to be more flexible and avoid vendor lock-in. In multi-cloud scenarios, it is essential to build a more extensive security policy to ensure secure data flow among diverse cloud platforms and on-premise repositories. This leaves the internal IT teams with the ordeal of simultaneously maintaining all the platforms and rapidly extending their security policies to new cloud environments, all while keeping the old ones.

A group of entrepreneurs and industry veterans observed these challenges closely and embarked on a mission of providing enterprises with comprehensive support for cloud-native and on-premise databases. In 2013, this goal led to the inception of jSonar—pioneers of next-generation database security for cloud and on-premise ecosystems. Their platform delivers security analytics, policy control, automation and orchestration, all from one platform. “Incepted in the Cloud era, we didn’t have any “baggage” in terms of legacy technology. We’re always driven by the goal of being cloud-first in our capabilities and making it simple to secure data-centric cloud workloads. This has enabled us to design robust solutions for database security and AI algorithms for threat identification, response automation, and more,” says Ron Bennatan, Founder and CTO.

jSonar takes away the complexity of addressing each cloud- and on-premise environment differently by providing their clients with a single platform to manage all operations around data security and compliance. For example, companies often run their relational database management system (SQL Server) in multiple locations, including on-premise data repositories, AWS, Azure, or rely on a NoSQL database or Hadoop on EMR. jSonar’s solution allows its client’s internal IT teams to run sensitive data operations consistently across all the platforms. “We abstract the complexity of the numerous and disparate systems. Subsequently, our clients can simplify manual operations and spend more time mastering new skills and advancing their organization,” says Bennatan.


What our customers love most is that we make their lives easier – not only making their transition to Cloud easier but at the same time simplifying their on-prem database security program


It also helps clients seamlessly migrate from on-premise to cloud with the same security controls and compliance policies. Not stopping there, jSonar works in collaboration with both customers and the traditional Database Activity Monitoring (DAM) vendors to help clients secure on-premise data repositories so they get the highest return from any existing DAM investments.

Honing such capabilities, jSonar has helped many Fortune 1000 companies who often struggle to extend their security policies into the cloud despite investing significantly in security tooling for on-premise data repositories. Leveraging jSonar’s solution, they can easily maintain the same level of security in on-premise, cloud, multi-cloud, and hybrid-cloud environments. jSonar also ensures development teams work in liaison with clients directly so they can understand client requirements first-hand and deliver a solution accordingly. “What our customers love most is that we make their lives easier – not only making their transition to Cloud easier but at the same time also simplifying their on-prem database security program,” Bennatan notes.

In a nutshell, jSonar is pioneering the next generation of database security solutions with its modern, powerful, and efficient architecture. Instead of reverse engineering 20-year-old methodologies to fit modern environments, the company has set the goal of being more modern, flexible, and agile. “Everyone in the jSonar team has an immense passion for making powerful but simple customer-driven solutions. As such, what takes our competitors a year to put out we can do in two weeks! This level of speed-to-market helps our clients stay competitive, secure, and enable transformations in their own business,” concludes Bennatan.

Company
jSonar

Headquarters
Boston, MA & Vancouver, BC

Management
Ron Bennatan, Co-Founder and Chief Technologist

Description
jSonar takes away the complexity of addressing each cloud- and on-premise environment differently by providing their clients with a single platform to manage all operations around data security and compliance. For example, companies often run their relational database management system (SQL Server) in multiple locations, including on-premise data repositories, AWS, Azure, or rely on a NoSQL database or Hadoop on EMR. jSonar’s solution allows its client’s internal IT teams to run sensitive data operations consistently across all the platforms. It also helps clients seamlessly migrate from on-premise to cloud with the same security controls and compliance policies. Not stopping there, jSonar works in collaboration with both customers and the traditional Database Activity Monitoring (DAM) vendors

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