Thomas Stoesser l Feb 23, 2021 l Data Protection, News, Big Data Analytics

Comforte Named Overall Leader in KuppingerCole Leadership Compass 2021

Wiesbaden, Germany - 23 February 2021 - Comforte AG is delighted to announce that they have been named ‘Overall Leader’ and ‘Product Leader’ in KuppingerCole’s ‘Leadership Compass for Database and Big Data Security’. Michael Deissner, CEO at comforte commented, “we are honored to be recognized as industry leaders in the data security space as we continue our mission to provide software solutions to protect and manage data that organizations have been entrusted with.”

KuppingerCole, one of the world’s top independent cybersecurity research and analyst firms, developed the Leadership Compass report in order to provide an overview of the market for database and big data security solutions, along with guidance and recommendations for finding the best sensitive data protection and governance products. The report examines a broad range of technologies, vendor product and service functionality, and innovative approaches to implementing consistent and comprehensive data protection across the enterprise in order to provide the best insight possible.

For today’s modern, digital world, data is arguably one of the most important business assets, and as the value of data increases, so too will the risks associated with collecting and storing it. This truth reinforces the need for best-in-class data security and underscores comforte AG’s achievement as a trusted product leader. Databases hold a wealth of sensitive information such as manufacturing process parameters, sensitive financial transactions, or confidential customer records, all of which must be secured with the highest standard of data security possible. Database security covers various security controls for the information itself stored and processed in database systems, underlying computing, and network infrastructures, as well as applications accessing the data.

With so many business-critical operations being hosted within databases, it is essential to partner with a data security provider that can provide data-centric security. This means not simply securing the perimeter of sensitive data, but the actual data itself. Data-centric security includes processes such as tokenization, which replaces sensitive data with a substitute ‘token’, meaning that in the event of a data breach, the data cannot be traced back to an actual person. Organizations that store and process large volumes of sensitive data can safely leverage it for analytical purposes without the added risk of revealing information in plain text.

The Leadership Compass for Database and Big Data Security report proves the importance of securing a comprehensive solution for protecting sensitive business data with encryption and tokenization, tailored specifically for critical use cases that do not allow even minimal downtime.

About comforte AG

Comforte was founded in 1998 by the creators of a connectivity solution for mission-critical systems. A logical next step for comforte was not only to connect systems but also to make sure that communication is always done in a secure fashion. Organizations around the globe are running their ATM and Point-of-Sale networks securely, thanks to comforte.

As their experience with securing data in motion increased, they decided to extend our technology to securing data at rest as well. Finally, after deploying their solutions at many organizations worldwide over the years, they took their portfolio one step further. They created a data security platform that seamlessly integrates into the most modern cloud-native environments as well as traditional core systems.

Building on more than 20 years of experience in unlocking more value from systems that never stop, comforte has evolved into a market leader for data security and cloud-native tokenization. They now proudly serve over 500 enterprise customers across the globe.

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KuppingerCole, an independent cybersecurity research and analyst firm, has positioned comforte AG as both an Overall Leader & Top Product Leader in the 2021 Leadership Compass for Database and Big Data Security. The assessment of 11 technology providers was based on analysis of product features and overall capabilities. Click the button below to download the full report:

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