Clairvoyant Launches Kogni to Protect Sensitive Data and Reduce Impact of Data Breaches in Enterprises

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Platform discovers sensitive data in enterprise data sources, secures it, and continuously monitors and alerts in case of policy violations

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We designed Kogni to help enterprises move beyond firewalls by providing visibility into sensitive data location, activity, and trends, thereby lowering the risk associated with data breaches.

Clairvoyant LLC, a leading big data consulting company, today announced the public launch of Kogni, a platform for companies to discover and secure sensitive data in enterprise data sources, continuously monitor for new sensitive data, and ensure compliance with security best practices and industry guidelines spanning federal, state, and international regulations from NIST, HIPPA / HITECH, PCI, GDPR, SOC 1 & 2, PHI, and FERPA.

Enterprises today are investing heavily in building big data systems in order to monetize assets, gain better insights into their operations, and anticipate future business challenges and opportunities. As companies pull all types of data, both structured and unstructured, into these big data platforms, they are faced with an increased risk of data breaches and expanded compliance to cover the risks associated with centralizing all of their data. Additionally, in today’s enterprise, knowledge and management of sensitive enterprise data is often siloed across departments and IT infrastructures. All of these issues create challenges around monitoring data security in a centralized manner - especially as the location of sensitive data storage constantly changes.

Additionally, many enterprises focus exclusively on perimeter security. Unfortunately, as demonstrated by an endless stream of high profile data breaches at major companies, the question of firewall breach is no longer if, but when. Kogni helps solve all of these issues with tools that enable companies to discover sensitive data in enterprise data sources (cloud-based and on-premise), secure data as it is ingested, and continuously monitor data sources for possible breach and policy violations.

Kogni is built upon three core functionalities and supporting capabilities:

  • Discover: Kogni scans enterprise data sources, leveraging machine learning and computer vision to identify sensitive data stored in text and images. The platform supports a broad range of data sources including Hadoop, NoSQL, S3, and RDBMS. It uses purpose-built classifiers to identify a variety of sensitive data such as credit card, social security numbers, and more.
  • Secure: Kogni transparently secures data as it is ingested into Hadoop with zero code change and little performance overhead. The platform supports masking, encryption, redaction, and tokenization of sensitive data based on simple configuration and plugins for Sqoop, Spark, Kylo, Nifi, Streamsets, and many more.
  • Monitor: Kogni continuously monitors data sources and user behavior for anomalies and triggers detailed alerts on sensitive data proliferation and policy violations.

“Big data assets are a key driver of business growth, and to compete, companies across all industries must accelerate the implementation of big data solutions. Yet, in the face of constant data breaches, it’s clear that modern enterprises can’t depend solely on perimeter security and must adopt a more data-centric approach,” said Chandra Ambadipudi, CEO of Clairvoyant and Kogni. “We designed Kogni to help enterprises move beyond firewalls by providing visibility into sensitive data location, activity, and trends, thereby lowering the risk associated with data breaches.”

Kogni is especially helpful to GDPR-impacted organizations confronted with a hard deadline of May 25, 2018. GDPR is a regulation intended to strengthen data protection for all individuals within the European Union and enforceable from May 25, 2018. One of the key requirements of GDPR is the right to erasure, which provides individuals the right to request erasure of their personal data. Kogni, with automatic sensitive data discovery and transparent redaction, is uniquely positioned to help enterprises comply with GDPR within an accelerated time frame.

In addition to Kogni being deployed as an enterprise software platform, it is also available as a managed service, which eliminates the need for additional staff to deploy and maintain the platform. For more information or to request a demo, visit http://www.kogni.io.

About Clairvoyant
Clairvoyant is a global technology consulting and services company that helps organizations navigate, understand, and maximize the value of big data. The company provides managed services, big data and analytics consulting, enterprise application development, and product design for the Hadoop ecosystem to some of the world’s largest brands. Clairvoyant clients rely on its deep vertical knowledge and best-in-class services to build products and platforms using data, analytics and the cloud. Industry partners include Cloudera, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Zoomdata, Trifacta, and Streamsets. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Phoenix with offices in the U.S and India. For more information, visit http://www.clairvoyantsoft.com.

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