Imperva acquires jSonar in Israeli cybersecurity consolidation
The American database security company, which raised $50 million from Goldman Sachs in June, was founded by Israelis Ron Bennatan and Ury Segal who will continue at Imperva
“While data grows at an exponential rate, budgets do not," noted Bennatan, CTO and co-founder of jSonar. "Our mission has always been to develop solutions that solve the full-range of challenges in data security in a way that is efficient, simple to achieve, and provides tangible value beyond compliance.”jSonar’s analytics and Security Operations, Automation and Response (SOAR) platform will be used throughout the Imperva solution stack. SOAR delivers a unified view of all database activity, unlocking high-value, actionable security analytics and delivering out-of-the box functionality for reducing and preventing database risks and operationalizing security controls. Lipsker brings with him vast experience in R&D. He joined Imperva two years ago and was appointed as Israel Site Manager last year. He will retain that role in addition to his new position.
"With the purchase of jSonar, Imperva is taking another significant step as a leading global player in securing data and information in big organizations," said Lipskar. "The combination between the companies allows to maintain all the organization’s data resources without being dependent on any particular technology, manufacturer or location. In addition, the acquisition of jSonar with its Israeli founders, as well as the strengthening of the R&D centers in Israel, which are currently recruiting almost 70 new employees, solidify the company's Israeli character as well as the unique organizational culture that exists at the company's headquarters both in Israel and the U.S."