OwnBackup releases new platform to aid in the fight to protect cloud data

“Protecting and governing the data inside your SaaS applications has become a massive undertaking,” Sam Gutmann CEO of OwnBackup, said.

  OwnBackup team (photo credit: BUXA PHOTOGRAPHY)
OwnBackup team
(photo credit: BUXA PHOTOGRAPHY)

In the postmodern age, the security of data has gained great importance as consumers and companies alike trust cloud services and sites with their precious information. In a step toward ensuring that information’s safety, SaaS (Software as a Service) data protection platform OwnBackup has launched a new SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM) solution, OwnBackup Secure, to help companies identify data vulnerabilities and proactively take action to protect their mission-critical data.

As SaaS solutions are more widely adopted, it becomes increasingly difficult for organizations to manage, secure and protect their data while simultaneously driving digital transformation projects. This is primarily because the security controls provided by SaaS providers become more difficult to manage as data and users scale.

According to OwnBackup’s research, 88% of sensitive information stored by popular cloud-service provider Salesforce remains exposed to hacking and misuse by employees because most users can read or edit high-risk fields. OwnBackup Secure integrates into Salesforce and reduces the risk of those data vulnerabilities.

“Protecting and governing the data inside your SaaS applications has become a massive undertaking,” said OwnBackup CEO Sam Gutmann. “Until now, there was no single company that could help organizations manage access to sensitive data through the entire data and application development lifecycle – including classification, security posture analysis, remediation, secure development, backup and recovery, and archiving. With OwnBackup Secure, along with our other products, we’re able to deliver all of those capabilities through a single platform.”

Carl Lange, VP of application systems at Cadence Bank, said, “OwnBackup has helped us at Cadence Bank significantly to build a trusted partnership internally with our compliance and security teams. Having OwnBackup Secure allows our Salesforce team to focus more on what it does best – development in support of the system – while security and compliance teams can focus on risk, collectively benefiting the bank.”

 Small toy figures are seen in front of a binary code in this illustration picture, April 8, 2019.  (credit: REUTERS/DADO RUVIC/ILLUSTRATION) Small toy figures are seen in front of a binary code in this illustration picture, April 8, 2019. (credit: REUTERS/DADO RUVIC/ILLUSTRATION)

The world’s reliance on cloud technology is only expected to grow in the coming years.

Insure-tech company Parametrix’s CTO Neta Rozi said, “Cloud consumption is a trillions-of-dollars market, and it keeps exponentially growing, every year. People are moving to the cloud, the major cloud providers are building data centers globally, and everyone is moving their infrastructures to the cloud.”

As the cloud’s importance grows, so too does Israel’s potential in that space.

Microsoft Israel general manager Ronit Atad said, “Israel is a hotbed for digital innovation and entrepreneurship, and cloud technology is playing a pivotal role in new and exciting opportunities for local organizations and communities. Behind every successful organization’s resilience and growth is the need to enhance their own digital capability. Cloud computing is at the heart of that, with customers’ data one of their strongest assets in leading to acceleration of their business, and the Israeli economy.”