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Enterprise Data Privacy Startup Piiano Emerges From Stealth Mode

Tel Aviv, Israel-based Piiano emerged from stealth mode on Tuesday with $9 million in seed funding and a data engineering solution designed to help enterprises centralize and secure personal and other sensitive information.

Tel Aviv, Israel-based Piiano emerged from stealth mode on Tuesday with $9 million in seed funding and a data engineering solution designed to help enterprises centralize and secure personal and other sensitive information.

Piiano’s Vault personal data protection and management platform provides security and privacy teams with the capabilities needed to centralize and secure sensitive data within their environment. The product is designed to serve as a secure directory for personally identifiable information (PII), keeping other data stores pseudoanonymised.

PiianoCustomers can use it to configure organization-wide access controls and privacy compliance features.

The product can be easily installed in an organization’s own cloud environment by running a single command line.

“With Piiano, developers can bridge security and privacy with C-level requirements for data protection and privacy at the architecture-level,” the company explained. “Built for developers, our solution enables them to easily experiment with it locally on their machines or remotely with one click or command. We also provide ample developer documentation for easy implementation and maintenance with a simple SDK using REST APIs for many programming languages.”

The seed funding round was led by YL Ventures, with participation from Jibe Ventures and the founders of cybersecurity firms such as Snyk, Armis, Wiz and Aqua. The money will be used for R&D and go-to-market efforts.

Piiano was founded by Gil Dabah and Ariel Shiftan, whose previous cybersecurity firm NorthBit was acquired by Magic Leap in 2016.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.

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