We’re very proud to announce that today, Metomic is launching US data hosting for our customers.
Metomic users can now choose where they store their data - whether in the EU or the U.S. The launch of US data hosting is a major competitive advantage for highly regulated industries, including healthcare, finance, and insurance organisations, that must comply with government-enforced data security standards.
To get the full story, we chatted to VP of Engineering, Artem Tabalin, who has been leading the project.
We are announcing that Metomic customers will now be able to use the Metomic platform without data leaving US soil.
Few SaaS DLP vendors offer companies the choice to host data in the US or Europe. It means that businesses working with sensitive data, such as Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Protected Health Information (PHI), customer or company data, will be able to remain compliant with various regulations whilst still benefiting from Metomic’s advanced capabilities to protect sensitive data in SaaS, Cloud, and GenAI applications.
On July 10, 2023, the European Commission adopted a new Data Privacy Framework, often referred to as Privacy Shield 2.0. The new framework has met with mixed feelings from businesses and lawmakers alike. At Metomic, we want to ensure that data is kept secure and compliant, without hindering productivity, and innovation. Giving customers the choice between the US and Europe when it comes to processing and storing sensitive data is a key part of that.
Data hosting in the US will also give US-based customers reduced latency in their real time data processing. When data is processed and stored close to where it is created, not in a far-off data centre, it's ideal for situations that need real-time actions and decisions.
Naturally, more digital organisations are becoming aware of stringent regulations which require them to think carefully about where, geographically, their data is being processed. For instance, a healthcare organisation doesn’t want sensitive PHI crossing borders.
Often, the use of SaaS, cloud and GenAI applications can be met with concern from security teams who worry about the sensitive data stored within these tools, and whether they’ll be able to remain compliant with strict regulations. However, we’re keen to ensure that teams can still use all the tools they need, without the added data risks these tools introduce.
Get in touch with one of our SaaS Security Specialists via the Contact Us form to find out more.