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Concentric AI, Snowflake to enhance data security posture

Concentric AI has announced it has partnered with Snowflake to integrate its Semantic Intelligence solution. 

The integration benefits joint customers by making Concentric AI's data security posture management capabilities readily available on the Snowflake Data Cloud. 

Concentric AI safeguards business-critical data and manages data security risks to support Snowflake in their mission to mobilise the world's data. The Semantic Intelligence solution helps joint customers find, evaluate, and protect personal, health, and financial data so they can meet demanding regulatory requirements and prevent sensitive data loss. 

"Concentric AI's advanced deep-learning technology solves the ongoing challenges of cloud data security and improves data security posture management," says Karthik Krishnan, Concentric AI chief executive officer. 

"Our integration with the Snowflake Data Cloud offers simple, autonomous discovery of sensitive and regulated data to deliver a comprehensive picture of where these critical data elements reside. We offer joint customers the tools they need for a complete and accurate picture of their most sensitive data assets," he says.

Tarik Dwiek, Head of Technology Alliances at Snowflake, adds, "Concentric AI offers value to the Snowflake Data Cloud ecosystem and we look forward to building upon our partnership to further empower joint customers."

Concentric AI's data access governance innovations continue to challenge the status quo. Semantic Intelligence - which protects unstructured data, structured data, email, and data shared via messaging platforms - offers Snowflake customers a comprehensive solution for data discovery, risk evaluation, and mitigation activities. This helps joint customers quickly scan data to establish least-privileges access controls and comply with regulatory requirements for personally identifiable information (PII), personal health information (PHI), and financial information (PCI). 

Semantic Intelligence operates continuously and autonomously, processing data on the Snowflake Data Cloud accurately and without IT overhead. 

"Semantic Intelligence is a central element of our data security strategy," says Dean Holness, Principal Architect at TDECU, a not-for-profit financial cooperative based in Texas offering banking, retirement planning and wealth management, and personal and business insurance products. 

"As a financial institution, we have obligations to protect our customer's most sensitive information. Concentric AI and Snowflake provide the insights we need to discover, assess, and correct security concerns so we can do everything possible to harden our data security posture," he says

With Concentric AI, organisations can address their unmet data security needs by discovering and protecting business-critical content. Concentric AI protects intellectual property, financial documents, PII/PCI content, customer data, business confidential data and more, across on-premises and cloud-based data stores, as well as messaging and communication applications. 

The Concentric AI Semantic Intelligence Data Security Posture Management solution uses deep learning and Risk Distance analysis to accurately categorise data, assess risk, and remediate security issues - without relying on upfront rules or complex configuration. 

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