- With the help of Orca’s new capabilities, businesses can take preventative measures to minimize the data attack surface and prioritize events involving anomalous data across their cloud estates.
- Orca claims that by taking a broader perspective, this offering differs from existing DSPM tools that only concentrate on data security.
According to the cloud cybersecurity startup, Orca Security Ltd.’s recent announcement, the Orca Cloud Security Platform now includes new, comprehensive Data Security Posture Management capabilities.
Based in Portland, Oregon, the company claims the new DSPM capabilities expand upon its current comprehensive approach to cloud security by improving data discovery and management. The new features allow organizations to recognize, prioritize, and reduce the risk posed by sensitive data, including shadow data and possibly hidden data that need to be located.
According to Orca, security teams find it difficult to keep data secure as businesses move more and more sensitive data to the cloud. Developers are increasingly producing shadow data, posing a challenge to security teams by limiting their ability to see where sensitive data is located, who has access to it, and which data is at risk. The amount of sensitive classified data in public clouds is anticipated to almost double over the next 24 months.
In managed and self-hosted cloud data stores and files on virtual machines, containers, and cloud storage buckets across multicloud environments, the new DSPM capabilities continuously detect sensitive data at risk. With the help of Orca’s new capabilities, businesses can take preventative measures to minimize the data attack surface and prioritize events involving anomalous data across their cloud estates.
Without additional tools, Orca supports Amazon Web Services Inc., Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Alibaba Cloud from a single cloud platform.
Co-founder and CEO of Orca Security Avi Shua said in a statement, “With this latest Data Security Posture Management launch, we have greatly expanded our DSPM offering to provide security teams with full visibility into what data they have, where it resides, the attack vectors that lead to it and any suspicious events and behaviors that need attention. With this latest addition, Orca is continuing to deliver on our promise to provide the most comprehensive cloud security solution from a single, unified platform.”
Orca claims that by taking a broader perspective, this offering differs from existing DSPM tools that only concentrate on data security. The perspective includes integrating data intelligence with other cloud risks, such as application programming interface risks, malware, vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, lateral movement risks, and risks related to identity and access.
Venture capitalists have backed the startup Orca, which has raised USD 632 million to date, including a USD 550 million round in October 2021 at a valuation of USD 1.8 billion. The following companies have invested in the company: Temasek Holding Pte. Ltd., Lone Pine Capital LLC, Redpoint Ventures LLC, CapitalG Management Co. LLC, GGV Capital Management LLC, Adams Street Partners LLC, ICONIQ Capital LLC, Stripes Group LLC, Willoughby Capital LLC, and Harmony Partners Management Co. LLC.