Veza Named a 2022 Gartner® Cool Vendor in Identity-First Security

Analyst firm states, “these Cool Vendors demonstrate innovative ways of identifying real-time security risks, remediating identity threats and avoiding system outages”

PALO ALTO, Calif.--()--Veza, the identity-first security platform for data, today announced it has been named a 2022 Cool Vendor in the “Cool Vendors™ in Identity-First Security” report by Gartner. This report recognizes Cool Vendors that “demonstrate innovative ways of identifying real-time security risks, remediating identity threats and avoiding system outages.”

The Gartner Cool Vendor research "does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but is rather designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services.” The report states that:

  • “Security and risk management leaders are consistently facing unique operational challenges and preventing identity-based threats aimed at IAM systems.”
  • “Identity governance and administration provisioning services for both on-premises and cloud-based applications remain a challenge due to nonstandard interfaces.”
  • “Disparate data systems, applications and cloud services often present auditability challenges in identifying loss of customer data and breaches, and preventing ransomware attacks.”
  • “Organizations are struggling with prevention, detection and response to identity-based attacks.”

“To us, it is a privilege to be recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in identity-first security,” said Tarun Thakur, co-founder and CEO, Veza. “We believe this recognition speaks to the power of our authorization platform and its ability to address security challenges like ransomware, data breaches, and privilege abuse.”

Veza helps organizations visualize, remediate, and control identity-to-data permissions so customers can answer a critical security question: who can take what action on what data. Use cases include user access reviews, access certifications and recertifications as part of critical compliance regulations such as SOX, least privilege access to software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps and databases, activity monitoring for dormant and over-provisioned access, controlling cloud entitlements, and implementing security for data lakes and unstructured data systems.

In the report, Gartner defines identity-first security as: “An approach to security design that makes identity-based controls the foundational element of an organization’s protection architecture. It marks a fundamental shift from perimeter-based controls that have become obsolete because of the decentralization of assets, users and devices.”

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About Veza

Veza is the identity-first security platform for data. Designed for hybrid multi-cloud environments, Veza enables organizations to easily visualize, remediate, and control who can and should take what action on what data. Veza solves the toughest security challenges enterprises face today by organizing an authorization metadata graph across identity providers, data systems, cloud service providers, SaaS and custom applications. This empowers customers to leverage the power of authorization to address critical business needs of access governance, data lake security and governance, cloud entitlements, privileged access management, and more. Global enterprises like Blackstone, ASAPP, Barracuda Networks, Choice Hotels, and a number of Fortune 500 and emerging organizations trust Veza to secure access to enterprise data. Founded in 2020, Veza is headquartered in Los Gatos, California, and is funded by Accel, Bain Capital, Ballistic Ventures, GV, Norwest Venture Partners, and True Ventures. To learn more, follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube, and please visit us at


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