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September 17, 2018

Privitar Joins Confluent Partner Program

LONDON, Sept. 17, 2018 — Privitar joined the Confluent Partner program today, which will make Privitar’s advanced privacy engineering features directly available into the Confluent streaming platform. The two companies have now begun the process of integrating Privitar’s data privacy software with Confluent Platform. The integration will provide customers with a best in class data streaming platform with best in class data privacy, de-identification and governance capabilities.

Confluent Platform improves Apache Kafka by expanding its integration capabilities, adding tools to optimize and manage Kafka clusters, as well as methods to ensure the streams are secure. Privitar’s Publisher product will slot into this architecture, maintaining the speed of Confluent’s data flow while de-identifying streaming stored data and making it even more secure.

Jason du Preez, CEO at Privitar, commented:

“Enhancing data privacy has never been more important to business leaders. A wave of regulation around the world and heightened awareness amongst consumers is bearing heavily on the shoulders of CEOs and their management teams. Unsurprisingly, businesses are now looking for advanced privacy engineering to be integrated into platforms such as those provided by Confluent. Some of the biggest brand names in data-driven enterprise use Confluent Platform to process streaming data to power real time analytics, business intelligence and machine learning applications at maximum speeds.Our products ensures sensitive data – be that financial, patient, customer or location – can be seamlessly protected in these data pipelines.”

The partnership is another milestone in Privitar’s US and global expansion. The business, which started providing privacy software engineering to clients in 2016 was set up by serial entrepreneur Jason du Preez in London. Responding to the demands of its multi-national corporate clients – particularly in regulated industries such as financial services, life sciences and telecommunications – the business opened an office in Paris earlier in 2018 and opened its first office in the US, in New York, in June.

Source: Confluent

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