Powered by Snowflake, Dassana delivers operational insights to joint customers
San Jose, Calif., December 5, 2023 — Dassana today announced that it has been recognized as a Emerging Segments leader in the inaugural report, The Next Generation of Cybersecurity Applications, executed and launched by Snowflake, the Data Cloud company.
Snowflake’s data-backed report identifies leading Powered by Snowflake cybersecurity applications that are utilized by customers across the Snowflake Data Cloud ecosystem. Snowflake identified five technology categories that security teams may consider when building their cybersecurity strategy by analyzing usage patterns of all Powered by Snowflake cybersecurity applications as of July 2023. The extensive research shows how customers are adopting cybersecurity solutions that connect to their Snowflake security data lake and the increased need for an open-ecosystem architecture that enables secure data sharing. The report also showcases how cybersecurity applications that are Powered by Snowflake leverage the Data Cloud to build AI/ML features. The five categories include:
- Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
- Cloud Security
- Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC)
- Data Enrichment
- Emerging Segments
Focusing on companies that are active members of the Snowflake Partner Network or are Snowflake Marketplace providers, the report explores each of the categories that security teams need to be successful in protecting their organizations. This report highlights technology partners and their solutions as “leaders” or “ones to watch” within each category. The Emerging Segments category only showcases “leaders” due to early adoption. Snowflake’s report details how current Snowflake customers leverage a number of these partner technologies to achieve holistic visibility, drive data-driven decisions, and enable automation.
“Data-driven decisions are crucial for the Security Teams to ensure effectiveness of their controls,” said Mario Duarte, Vice President of Security at Snowflake. “We see Dassana as a leader in the Emerging Segments category, with an innovative solution Powered by Snowflake that provides seamless data aggregation and normalization across all security tools to provide rich insight into priorities that security teams must focus on to ensure security controls are working as intended to ensure the security posture for the enterprise.”
“We’re very proud that Snowflake has identified Dassana as a leader in Snowflake’s inaugural cybersecurity report,” Ajay Nigam, CEO of Dassana, Inc. said. “Dassana enables security teams to focus on what matters most by providing Data/ genAI led operational insights that deliver organizational alignment, and accountability. We look forward to enabling our customers to drive better security outcomes with the Snowflake Data Cloud —a powerful, flexible, and fully managed cloud data platform for all their data.”
With an estimated $188B to be spent on cybersecurity in 2023 (Gartner), CISOs are increasingly being held accountable at a board level for both the efficacy and cost of their cyber defense strategies. Quantifying performance across tools and illustrating a security organization’s return on investment has been a persistent challenge for CISOs and security engineers alike. Dassana has changed this dynamic by:
- Developing its market-leading Security ETL that is designed for stateful security data
- Leveraging data-driven operational insights that provide contextually rich prioritization with attribution, and a line of sight to SLA timelines and ownership that mitigate high-priority risks.
With Dassana and Snowflake, customers can bring all of their security-related data together in one place and get a wealth of quantified insights on the efficacy and performance of a company’s security tools through a simple Security Control Effectiveness Index based on comprehensive operational analytics. Powered by Snowflake, Dassana provides a clear, high-level snapshot of the company’s overall security posture in addition to granular insights such as tool engagement and SLA adherence by business unit. As a dynamic metric, the Security Control Effectiveness Index gives security leadership the ability to track and understand security control effectiveness over time. Most importantly, CISOs can effectively illustrate the performance of their teams and strategies and hold security vendors accountable to their performance promises.
Gartner. (2022, October 13). Gartner identifies three factors influencing growth in security spending. Gartner. https://www.gartner.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2022-10-13-gartner-identifies-three-factors-influencing-growth-i