Security breaches and data leaks seem to be getting more and more common as of late even though it shouldn’t really be. Some experts believe that this is because of how slow the security solutions industry reacts to the ever-changing and developing trends in the cloud technology modern enterprises use. This is the driving force behind Britive, a cloud-native security solution provider.
Created by seasoned veterans Artyom Poghosyan and Alex Gudanis, Britive was founded in 2018 as a way to keep up with the demands of cloud-forward enterprises. They saw that there’s a gap in what existing security providers offer and what these modern enterprises need so they stepped forward to fill it.
Most security systems cannot keep up with how complex and fast-paced multi-cloud environments are. This is a major problem as it leaves companies vulnerable to attacks. A breach can be costly and severely damaging to many institutions so a foolproof system should always be set in place.
Britive’s approach is to create a dynamic permissioning platform where users are only granted access privileges when and until it’s necessary. By creating specific limitations, risks are reduced and only the ones who need access to certain data and privileges will get it. They hope to improve on and solve the challenges that come in the area of identity access management to make it more efficient and useful in beefing up system security.
The plan is to set up policy-based pre-authorizations for specific tasks and roles. By creating these specifics, the access of a team member can be detailed and specified to the minute. It also removes the need for permanent access, limiting most team members’ access to projects and data if they’re not needed or involved.
It may sound complicated but the granting of access can also be automatized through the definition of specific parameters. If a specific member’s tasks and roles fit the bill, they will be granted access without too much fuss. This simplifies the process significantly.
More can be expected from the development of Britive’s systems and services as they have just received a $5.4 million seed funding from Upfront Ventures and a handful of security experts. It’s a timely investment as security systems do need to be buffed up in the time of remote work. With more and more enterprises needing to connect to a cloud environment to collaborate and get projects done, there’s a more pressing need for more secure systems.