Data security startup Immuta Inc. has raised $90 million from a large group of investors that included the venture capital arms of Dell Technologies Inc. and Intel Corp., it was announced today.
Immuta provides a software platform that helps companies prevent unauthorized access to their data. Traditionally, data access rules have often had to be implemented separately for each system in which an enterprise keeps information.
That makes it difficult to enforce cybersecurity policies consistently. Immuta says its platform overcomes the challenge by allowing administrators to manage data from a single, centralized hub.
“It all comes down to scalability,” Immuta co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Steve Touw (pictured) said in a December interview on SiliconANGLE Media’s theCUBE (below). “For the same reasons you separate storage from compute … you want to separate your policy from your platform.”
Another challenge Immutable aims to ease, which also stems from the fact that companies’ information is often spread across many different systems, is data discovery. Sensitive information such as credit card numbers can require more stringent access rules than other records.
But before those extra rules can be applied, administrators must first locate the sensitive information. Immuta automatically finds items such as credit card numbers to free up time and tags them to make them easier to organize in the future.
Administrators manage what access…