Imperva to Acquire Database Security Provider jSonar

Imperva, a cybersecurity software vendor, has entered into an agreement to acquire jSonar, a provider of database security.

According to Imperva, the evolution of modern data architecture has worked against security professionals, making securing data more difficult at every turn. Scale and complexity of data assets have grown exponentially and security teams are faced with the difficult task of expeditiously securing diverse environments while lacking estate-wide analytics and control.

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-premise and cloud environment from within one platform, while alleviating high costs and development efforts thanks to built-in automation and data-centric playbooks.

The combination of jSonar’s ability to secure data stores with Imperva’s app and data security is expected to help enterprises address current and emerging needs.

“Enterprises have shifted focus from compliance to data security while demanding lower costs and more measurable benefits,” says 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 organizations need to implement—security, compliance, and privacy.”

Ron Bennatan, a 25-year data security veteran and founder of both jSonar and DAM provider Guardium, will join Imperva to lead the Imperva Data Security business, comprising both jSonar and Imperva data security product lines. This combination will form a large development organization dedicated to data security. Additionally, jSonar’s analytics and Security Operations, Automation and Response (SOAR) platform will be used throughout the Imperva solution stack.

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

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