Once limited to on-prem and localized networks, the identity jungle of users, entities, permissions and activity has moved to the hybrid cloud, far beyond the control and oversight of those responsible for ensuring its safety. The consequences of compromised identities can be severe, from data breaches to regulatory violations to reputational damage. Despite an overflowing stack of IAM solutions, security teams still struggle to mature their identity security posture enough to contend with these challenges.
Organizations must capitalize on the identity sprawl and use it to drive business. In building Spera, our primary objective was to empower security teams to help their organization leverage identities without jeopardizing security. Ariel and I knew that helping mature and strengthen identity postures would have the highest business impact and will help reduce risk, drive efficiency and assure compliance. Using our backgrounds in security, deep tech and business management - we set out into the depths of the identity jungle.
The identity sprawl isn’t a new problem space. It is an existing, but rapidly intensifying challenge that legacy solutions, processes and methodologies were unable to resolve with sufficient ROI. Security teams couldn’t see their identity jungle for the trees and had to use manual, ineffective tools to make sense of the partial insights and distributed data they gained from their identity stacks.
“Within a few weeks of deploying our platform, our partners report that 75% of their critical identity issues were resolved.”
Spera's effectiveness is reflected in the positive feedback we've received from our early customers. Within a few weeks of deploying our platform, our partners report that 75% of their critical identity issues were resolved. This is a manifestation of our goal - to help security teams gain a deeper understanding of their identity landscape and take action using the most comprehensive but simple and easy-to-use tools available. Spera provides context that actually drives remediation and bridges structural gaps in the organization in an unparalleled way.
Our core aspiration was to overhaul the identity security space with a new approach that provides immediate value and ROI to our customers. We ideated Spera during a rigorous joint trek up to the base camp of Mt. Everest, where the physical, as well as mental, challenges we overcame together, cemented our determination to jump headfirst into the startup journey. One of the most exciting and rewarding experiences in this journey thus far has been building a team of passionate professionals that listen and learn, helping Spera become exactly what our customers need for their identity challenges.Our partners, customers and colleagues in the security realm were searching for one source of truth for the identity perimeter, and for achieving Identity Threat Detection and Response (ITDR) coverage.
Our vision for Spera, meaning “hope” in Latin, is to become this source of truth - an overarching, identity security umbrella with oversight and governance over all existing IAM solutions. The complexity and distribution of the identity attack surface are significant enough to warrant an entirely new approach to identity security, and we believe that Spera will become the industry standard as the one-stop shop for Identity Security Posture Management.