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May 9, 2024

BigID Introduces Industry-First Hybrid Scanning for Cloud Native Workloads


In the era where organizations are looking to accelerate their migration to cloud infrastructure, a new technology advancement for cloud-native workloads has emerged – hybrid scanning.

BigID, a data discovery and intelligence platform, has launched hybrid scanning for cloud-native workloads. This industry-first innovation combines side-scanning and direct-scanning techniques for data discovery, management, and protection. 

According to BigID, combining these two scanning techniques allows for rapid onboarding and scanning of large volumes of data. Side scanning is used for initial discovery, while direct scanning is used to process and gather deeper insights. 

Traditional scanning methods have struggled to keep pace with the complexities of modern cloud infrastructure. However, now with hybrid scanning, organizations can benefit from unparalleled speed, efficiency, and flexibility in their ability to manage cloud data.  

“The exponential growth of cloud data presents significant challenges for organizations seeking comprehensive data security and privacy,” said Dimitri Sirota, CEO of BigID. “BigID’s hybrid scanning technology is a game-changer. By combining the speed and scalability of side-scanning, with the depth and accuracy of direct scanning, organizations can achieve unmatched visibility and control over their cloud data, ensuring compliance and safeguarding sensitive information.”

Cloud-native workloads are optimized to run on cloud infrastructure, leveraging its native capabilities for improved scalability, agility, resilience, and development experience. Organizations are also turning to cloud-native architecture for enhanced competitiveness and an accelerated time-to-market. 

While there are several benefits of cloud-native workloads, there are also some key challenges. Cloud-native architecture can be significantly more complex, making it more challenging to meet data security, compliance, and connectivity requirements. 

BigID’s hybrid scanning approach tackles some of these issues by automatically identifying and onboarding cloud data sources. This provides the necessary connection information for both scanning methods so organizations can tailor their scanning strategy based on specific needs. 

The hybrid scanning method also facilitates better security as direct scanning can address immediate data risks, while side scanning can provide deeper insights to uncover hidden vulnerabilities. This can facilitate better data masking, deletion, and encryption. 


Organizations can also use hybrid scanning to enhance compliance management by gaining a comprehensive understanding of their cloud data and making informed decisions to aid compliance. 

In March this year, BigID secured $60M in growth funding to advance its AI data security innovations including new data hygiene capabilities for GenAI data pipeline and new controls for protecting sensitive data. The data discovery and intelligence platform also patented a new technology this year that enhances the process of data cleansing, curation, and cataloging for AI. 

The addition of hybrid scanning capabilities to BigID’s united platform further enhances its appeal to organizations, who would be keen on using the platform to harness the full potential of the cloud with confidence. Not only does the hybrid scanning offer a more secure and compliant cloud environment, but it represents a significant step forward in empowering organizations to unlock more value from their data. 

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