Imperva to acquire jSonar

Cybersecurity company Imperva has entered into an agreement to acquire jSonar, a database security company. The acquisition forms part of Imperva’s ambition to deliver an integrated data security approach across data and applications.

Imperva said that the evolution of modern data architecture has worked against security professionals, with an emerging need to secure diverse environments without estate-wide analytics and control. Imperva will address this through combining its app and data security technologies with jSonar’s ability to quickly secure data stores.

“Enterprises have shifted focus from compliance to data security while demanding lower costs and more measurable benefits,” said Pam Murphy, CEO of Imperva. “This combination of two uniquely qualified trailblazers will signal a new approach to data security that puts an emphasis on usability and value with sustained and complete coverage for three initiatives organisations need to implement – security, compliance and privacy.”

Following the announcement, Murphy and her team packaged up Imperva goodies for the company’s ‘new friends’ at jSonar. Murphy is pictured doing so above.

Imperva Data Security discovers databases on the network, classifies sensitive data, detects database vulnerabilities and applies security controls to data access. jSonar’s platform simplifies the process of establishing universal security, compliance and privacy controls, enabling integration with all data repositories across any on-premises and cloud environment from within one platform, while alleviating high costs and development efforts thanks to built-in automation and data-centric playbooks.

Ron Bennatan, CTO and co-founder, jSonar, added, “While data grows at an exponential rate, budgets do not. Our mission has always been to develop solutions that solve the full-range of challenges in data security in a way that is efficient, simple to achieve, and provides tangible value beyond compliance. We are thrilled to join forces with Imperva, who have been ushering in a new age of data protection in order to make security available to everyone.”

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of required regulatory clearance, and is expected to close mid-October 2020.

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Charlotte Hathway

Charlotte is the editor of Comms Business and writes content to inform and educate the Channel about the latest technology and business developments from across the industry. Prior to her current role, she wrote for other MA Business titles New Electronics, Land Mobile and Critical Communications Today. Before moving into journalism, she spent five years working in public relations and has worked with various technology companies spanning telecommunications, cyber security and software development.

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