Granica Screen

The Data Privacy Service for Enterprise AI

Granica Screen is the data privacy service for enterprise AI. It is consumed as an API by applications directly working with data in S3/GCS. Screen delivers high precision and high recall to accurately and comprehensively identify, protect, and monitor all sensitive information in structured, semi-structured and unstructured text data. Screen improves data security posture and prevents breaches, enables safe use of data for AI/ML/analytics, streamlines data security and privacy monitoring, and enables regulatory compliance. It is built to enable privacy-enhanced computing.

How Granica Screen helps

Screen is easily deployed and integrated into any cloud environment by redirecting apps and users to the Granica S3-compatible API:

  • Automatically detects and classifies sensitive cloud data with high precision (low false negatives) and high recall (low false positives), providing highly accurate visibility into potential privacy vulnerabilities
  • Protects sensitive data with an additional layer of security through encryption, tokenization, or obfuscation
  • Provides fine-grained, robust access control so authorized identities can access sensitive data, while other identities can only access obfuscated data
  • Provides continuous visibility into how sensitive data is accessed to prevent vulnerabilities and misuse

How Granica Screen Helps

Why Granica Screen is different and better

Traditional cloud-based DLP and data privacy solutions can help organizations comply with data privacy regulations, but such compliance represents a bare minimum for data security and does little to improve data security posture and mitigate the risk of serious data breaches. The low recall (i.e. high false negative rate) of traditional detection technologies leaves significant volumes of sensitive data undiscovered and unprotected.

Further, existing solutions are only relevant once data has been persisted in cloud storage, and often after a significant delay. During that window sensitive data is completely exposed. Worse, these solutions are too expensive to use on large scale unstructured data sets. As a result, organizations are forced to scan only a small, sampled subset. They then apply statistical methods and follow-up scans in the hopes of achieving a semblance of data privacy.

Why Granica Screen

Granica Screen plugs inline into your applications, detecting and protecting new, incoming sensitive data with high precision and recall before it is ever persisted into your cloud object store, thus dramatically increasing your data security posture and mitigating breach risk. Screen also works with your existing data, providing you with comprehensive data privacy coverage. Finally, Screen is highly compute-efficient, lowering the cost to scan data by 10x and enabling you to scan and protect all your data, not just a sample.

Use cases

Improve data security posture and mitigate breach risk

High precision and recall detection identifies and secures most if not all sensitive information in semi- and unstructured text data. Cost-effective enough to use with no sampling.

Unlock sensitive data for business use cases

Safely leverage files containing secured and de-identified data in downstream AI, analytics and other applications.

Streamline data security and privacy monitoring

Fully automate data security and privacy monitoring with actionable alerts whenever sensitive data is exposed, tools for automated response to prevent data breaches, and detailed reports and visualizations to stay informed.

Ensure regulatory compliance with GDPR, CCPA, SOC2, HIPAA, PCI DSS

Easily satisfy data protection regulations as data privacy is a strict superset of compliance. Granica delivers real data privacy and security, with compliance as a free by-product.

Key characteristics and features

  • Seamless, point-of-entry protection—Detects and secures sensitive data in real-time at the point of entry, before it is ever stored and vulnerable. Existing, unprotected data is automatically scanned ensuring all connected data stores are fully protected

  • High precision AND high recall—Robust, state-of-the-art detection models detect and classify sensitive data with high precision and recall to provide true data security to minimize risk of breach.

  • Scalable—Built on the Granica distributed data platform, which provides low latency, high throughput APIs to support multi-petabyte workloads

  • Cost-efficient—Traditional solutions are prohibitively expensive to apply on large datasets, but Screen efficiently scales to deliver outsized value at a fraction of the cost

  • Customizable—Configurable to recognize custom sensitive data definitions to support data unique to your business

  • Continuously improving—Detection models continually learn and improve to adapt to the unique characteristics of your data, providing increased accuracy over time even as your data changes

  • Data agnostic—Designed to work on unstructured, semi-structured and structured data (e.g. parquet) across any data modality being stored in the cloud

  • Secure—Runs in your cloud environment, and your data and metadata never leave your environment

  • Simple—Plugs in transparently at the cloud object store API layer and is optimized out of the box. Start scanning data and integrating your workflows within minutes

Detailed architecture

Screen works both in a background scan mode, as well as in an inline, point-of-entry mode.


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