BusinessWire: BigID Recognized as a ‘451 Firestarter’ by 451 Research

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BigID, Inc., a leader in data-centric personal data privacy and protection, today announced it received a 451 Firestarter award from leading technology research and advisory firm 451 Research. The award recognizes the company’s innovative AI-driven approach to data discovery and privacy automation, which enables organizations to protect and manage the privacy of personal data, and comply with global data privacy regulations, such as GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). BigID is the first data privacy company to be recognized by the 451 Firestarter program.

BigID builds a bridge between businesses and consumers around privacy and personal data protection, empowering companies to become more responsible stewards and safe-keepers of personal information. BigID enables organizations to operationalize privacy compliance and inject privacy intelligence into a company’s security and data management infrastructure – effectively solving the challenges of digital privacy and ensuring that the enterprise secures customer data in an ethical manner.

“451 Research has built its reputation on helping clients understand innovation in the technology industry, and the 451 Firestarters program is a further demonstration of this,” said Garrett Bekker, Principal Security Analyst, 451 Research. “With privacy protection evolving quickly from a compliance ‘check-box’ to a corporate priority, BigID’s vision and innovative approach to helping customers understand their personal information sets the company apart. As a pioneer in privacy protection, we believe BigID has earned their place as a 451 Firestarter.”

451 Research’s Firestarter program recognizes exceptional innovation within the information technology industry. Introduced in 2018, and awarded quarterly, the program is exclusively analyst-led, allowing its team of technology and market experts to highlight organizations they believe are significantly contributing to the overall pace and extent of innovation in the technology market.

“Global privacy regulations are changing the way organizations do business,” said Dimitri Sirota, co-founder and CEO, BigID. “BigID is the industry’s first product to use machine learning and identity intelligence to monitor and analyze risk around personal information (PI), regardless of where it lives – providing organizations with a thorough understanding of whose data they have, where it resides, and how it’s being used. It’s an honor to receive such a strong validation from a leading industry analyst firm, and further validation of the demand for an identity-centric approach to data privacy.”

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About BigID
Based in New York and Tel Aviv, BigID uses advanced machine learning and identity intelligence to help enterprises better protect their customer and employee data at petabyte scale. Using BigID, enterprises can better safeguard and assure the privacy of their most sensitive data, reducing breach risk and enabling compliance with emerging data protection regulations like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and California Consumer Privacy Act. BigID has raised $46M in funding since its founding in 2016 and has been recognized for its privacy innovation as the 2018 RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox winner, a CB Insights 2018 Cyber Defender, Network Products Guide 2018 IT World Awards “Hot Company of the Year” winner, a 2019 InformationWeek Vendor to Watch, and a 2019 Business Insider enterprise vendor “to bet your career on.” Learn more at or visit us at to schedule a demo.

About 451 Research
451 Research is a leading information technology research and advisory company focusing on technology innovation and market disruption. More than 100 analysts and consultants provide essential insight to more than 2,000 client organizations globally through syndicated research, advisory services and live events. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in New York, 451 Research is a division of the 451 Group. Learn more about the 451 Research Firestarters.