New cloud file share integrations mark a pivotal moment for holistic data security posture management in the cloud
In today’s digital era, cloud file-sharing platforms have become the backbone of modern businesses, enabling swift, seamless, and efficient data collaboration. However, with such accessibility comes potential risks: data breaches, unauthorized access, and compliance violations. As the digital landscape expands, the need for comprehensive data security measures becomes paramount. Laminar, a leader in data security posture management (DSPM), has taken an important step in addressing these challenges by expanding its platform to support Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive. With this launch, the Laminar DSPM platform supports all major CSPs as well as data warehouses, SaaS apps, and cloud file shares.
Expanding the digital safety net
Laminar’s recent announcement comes as a welcome enhancement for organizations leveraging the vast digital ecosystems of OneDrive and Google Drive. By integrating support for these two widely-used cloud file-sharing services, Laminar ensures that customers can proactively detect and remedy overexposed and unprotected sensitive data, thereby averting potential data leaks and the damage they cause.
Laminar’s expansive reach already includes major cloud service providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure, as well as platforms like Snowflake, BigQuery, and several SaaS applications. In essence, with this expansion, Laminar promises a robust shield against potential threats across an organization’s entire digital landscape.
Addressing the data visibility challenge
While cloud file-sharing services have revolutionized the way businesses operate and collaborate, they’ve also introduced a new set of challenges. Data security and governance teams often grapple with limited visibility into the contents of these files. Unintentional file sharing and misconfigured permissions can easily result in sensitive data being exposed both internally and externally.
The Laminar installation on Microsoft 365 provides visibility of your Microsoft 365 environment, for example, sensitive data discovered files stored on OneDrive or SharePoint drives. It helps you:
- Track file access and ownership
- Address policy violations such as misplaced or overexposed data
- Detect and quickly manage data breaches and threats
Likewise, Laminar will help organizations detect sensitive data in Google Docs, Google Sheets, and any other document or image uploaded to these drives. For example, DSPM policies allow you to quickly track down Google Workspace environments with assets that contain data at risk and provide valuable context and remediation guidance.
Laminar’s DSPM platform seeks to eliminate data blind spots and reduce the risk of sensitive data exposure, as well as mitigate damage when a breach occurs. By adopting an agnostic stance towards data security, it classifies, discovers, and secures sensitive data throughout an organization’s digital environment. Moreover, Laminar’s secure scanning helps ensure data remains within the customer environment, granting teams unparalleled visibility and security across their digital assets.
A commitment to comprehensive data security
Amit Shaked, CEO and co-founder at Laminar, encapsulated the significance of this integration, stating, “Cloud file-sharing services drive today’s businesses. Ensuring comprehensive data security is thus non-negotiable. Integrating Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive support into our platform is a pivotal move towards addressing this data security challenge.” Amit further emphasized the collective responsibility of data security, underscoring that every individual within an organization plays a role. With Laminar’s DSPM platform, sensitive data remains safeguarded, regardless of its location or the personnel accessing it.
Rubrik and Laminar: A powerhouse combination
It’s noteworthy to mention Laminar’s recent acquisition by Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security Company™. This combination pioneers a holistic approach to cyber resilience, marrying cyber recovery with posture management across enterprise, cloud, and SaaS domains. Together, Rubrik and Laminar are poised to offer businesses an unmatched solution in the battle against cyber threats.
The importance of cloud file shares in the context of data security posture management cannot be overstated. As businesses continue to evolve in the digital realm, so does the sophistication of potential threats. Laminar’s expanded support for Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive cements its position as a leader in the realm of data security. Organizations can now rest assured, knowing that their sensitive data is shielded across the vast expanse of their digital world.
For a deeper dive into Laminar’s Data Security Platform and its offerings, visit Laminar Security.
About Laminar: A Rubrik company, Laminar fuses cloud-native design with profound security expertise. This combination offers unparalleled visibility and control to protect an organization’s most valued data. Laminar’s platform is adept at discovering and classifying all cloud data, analyzing access and usage patterns, and offering actionable solutions for data security risks. In collaboration with Rubrik, Laminar propels organizations to the forefront of cyber resilience.
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