Founded to Democratize Responsible Data Access

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About Privacera


SaaS-based data security and governance solution



Total VC Funding



Serving enterprises across the globe

Addressing the Growing Challenges to
Responsible Data Access

Balancing data access with security and compliance

Privacera was born, designed, and developed at the intersection of data democratization and data compliance to optimize decision support processes

Data value lost if not quickly accessed, usable, and shared

Privacera’s unified platform ensures Data Security without compromising speed, automating Data Access policies that enables you to share your data responsibly

Lack of trust in governance, slows decision making

Privacera’s robust platform accelerates business agility, maximizes data visibility, and optimizes collaboration with responsible access to data for faster insights

Privacera is rooted in balancing enterprise mandates for Security, Governance and Analytics

Privacera empowers data-driven cultures where trusted data is democratized, shared, and leveraged for insights and decision making. Our journey below is a testament to this mission.


Achieved AWS Data & Analytics Competency Status

Recognized as Leader in GigaOM Data Governance Radar 2023



Released Privacera Platform 6.3 and PrivaceraCloud 4.3 for complete data governance.

Recognized as leader in GigaOM Data Governance Radar Report 2022


Lets Focus on a 2021 Milestone

Industry First

Rolled out PrivaceraCloud—industry’s first SaaS-based data security and governance platform.

Secured $50 million in funding to meet unprecedented demand.

Tripled revenue and expanded customer base, including Fortune 100 and 500 companies and Federal Agencies.

Joined AWS ISV Accelerate Program.

Joined Snowflake Data Governance Accelerated Program to simplify and govern multi-cloud data sharing.

Joined International Association of Privacy Professionals.


2.5x ARR growth, including Fortune 100 customers.

Data governance and security leader Privacera secures $13.5 million in Series A funding.

Enabled highly-scalable, near-instant cloud data sharing with automated governance and compliance.


Apache Ranger Recognition

Apache Ranger recognized by Apache Software Foundation as Top Level Project (TLP)


Privacera Founded

Balaji Ganesan and Don Bosco Durai found Privacera


XA Secure acquired by Hortonworks

Open-sourced as Apache Ranger in November 2014


A Year of Innovation

XA Secure founded by Balaji Ganesan and Don Bosco Durai


  • 2023 Leadership
  • 2022 Leadership
  • 2021 Continued Growth
  • 2020 2.5x ARR growth, including Fortune 100 customers.
  • 2017 Apache Ranger Recognition
  • 2016 Privacera Founded
  • 2014 XA Secure acquired by Hortonworks
  • 2013 A Year of Innovation

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Balaji Ganesan / Privacera, Co-Founder & CEO

“We help organizations use data effectively and responsibly, while also accelerating their digital transformation by helping them safely migrate data to the cloud, including minimized compliance risk.”

Balaji Ganesan

Privacera, Co-Founder & CEO

Core Values That Drive Us

We are a transparent, customer focused team that collaboratively gets things done.


We are transparent in how we communicate, we value integrity, and we trust in each other.

Customer Focused

We are obsessed with our customers’ needs and, above everything else, with delivering excellence.


We value teamwork, so we help each other by collaborating to solve problems.


We believe in moving forward aggressively with our strategic decisions.

VIDEO: How Enterprises Balance the Dual Mandate

Watch Balaji Ganesan, Privacera CEO, as he discusses the balance between data democratization and security and privacy.

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Now is a pivotal time for businesses to prepare themselves for the future and take control of their data. Privacera is trusted by Fortune 500 companies to automate sensitive data discovery and simplify
high-fidelity data access policy enforcement across modern analytical workloads. We’ve seen tremendous growth and are positioned to help even more customers get up to speed and stay compliant.


Privacera, Co-Founder & CTO

Don Bosco Durai

Raising the Bar for the Future of Data Security and Governance

Recognized by the Cloud Awards For Enterprise Security Innovation of the year

Named Finalist in the CISO Choice Awards

Ranked in 10 Hottest Cloud Computing Startups by CRN

Named One of America’s Best Startup Employers by Forbes

Named Top 3 Data and AI Startup in Datanami Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

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