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Symmetry provides comprehensive Data+AI security solutions tailored to meet the unique challenges of the education sector. With institutions accumulating vast amounts of sensitive data, including student records and research data, it’s crucial to maintain robust protection against emerging cyber threats while ensuring compliance with educational privacy laws.

Symmetry for Education


Robust data-centric security protecting educational institutions from breaches, ensuring student and faculty info remains confidential.


Comply with FERPA, GDPR, and other relevant standards, providing the tools necessary to maintain regulatory compliance.


Detect and mitigate risks, preventing unauthorized access to critical educational data in a less labor intensive manner and less errors.


Enhance data visibility and control, enabling institutions to effectively manage their data security posture and respond to threats swiftly.


Support the adoption of digital learning tools and cloud-based educational resources securely, all while improving data security posture.

Operational Integrity

Protect the integrity of educational operations from cyber threats that can disrupt learning and administrative functions.

Leveraging Symmetry to Ensure High-Level Data Protection

Crossbeam, a partnerships ecosystem platform, adopted Symmetry’s DataGuard to enhance their data protection capabilities. Facing challenges in monitoring data access and usage, Crossbeam needed a solution that could automate these processes efficiently and cost-effectively. DataGuard provided Crossbeam with the ability to precisely monitor who accesses their data and how it is used, significantly aiding in SOC2 audits and improving data security from the inside out. This approach was particularly effective in Crossbeam’s AWS cloud environment, aligning with their “security-from-the-data-out” philosophy. The implementation of DataGuard not only streamlined compliance and security processes but also demonstrated its effectiveness during tests by quickly detecting and responding to unauthorized actions.



Software as a Service



200+ Employees, Private



Chris Castaldo, CISO

Chris Castaldo, Crossbeam CISO, and his team are committed to keeping their business, customers, partners and, most importantly, their data safe from cyber threats. The team sought a single solution that could show exactly who and what has access to data, put guardrails around that data, and ultimately could ensure protection of data against cyber threats. They had processes in place to do this arduous task manually, but it required the use of valuable time, money, and resources that could be reallocated to other critical business tasks. They needed a robust data security posture management (DSPM) solution that could tell them at any time where their data was, who had access to it, and what it was being used for.

The team’s ultimate goal was to ensure all their data was protected, while also having the ability to see who has access to what data at any given time. This was especially important for SOC2 audits. They also wanted to be able to determine, from a hacker’s point of view, which of their applications could be compromised. They had evaluated products that could determine some of this from an outside perspective, but they wanted something that really started from the inside—that is, security from the data out. Why wait for a cyber threat actor to get to the data before deploying protections? Crossbeam wanted a product that started with data protection.

Chris and his team evaluated a few different data security posture management solutions before selecting Symmetry Systems’ DataGuard. The other companies that the Crossbeam team looked at viewed data security from the outside in—that is, from the perimeter—to defend against attacks, rather than approaching security based on the attacker’s main objective—the data. For Crossbeam’s AWS cloud environment, DataGuard fit perfectly into their “security-from-the-data-out” ideology. Chris and the Crossbeam team saw the immediate benefit to a solution that offered improved data visibility, reduced data sprawl, and helped the Crossbeam security team prioritize their data security risks.

One of the greatest challenges DataGuard has solved for Crossbeam is the ability to see how data was being used and who was using it. Prior to deploying DataGuard, Crossbeam had no automated way to monitor data access and activity—everything was time and resource intensive. With DataGuard, Crossbeam can easily show auditors who accesses which data, how much privileged access they have, and if there are any errors in the data. The solution offers high, precise visibility into what is happening to the data.

After deployment and at the request of Crossbeam, Symmetry Systems used DataGuard to look for system weaknesses. According to Chris, during the test, the moment someone tried doing something they weren’t supposed to, DataGuard alerts for anomalous behavior were triggered, demonstrating DataGuard’s full capacity to actively and accurately protect the organization’s data.

About Symmetry

Symmetry is a pioneering Data+AI security platform engineered to conquer the most complex data security and privacy challenges across industries. Built on the foundation of innovation and backed by advanced AI technology, Symmetry delivers unparalleled data protection, ensuring total visibility and control over your data. Our solution empowers organizations to navigate regulatory landscapes, respond to emerging threats, and safeguard sensitive information with confidence and precision. Whether your focus is in finance, healthcare, manufacturing, or any other sector, Symmetry provides the tools you need to secure your data environment and drive your business forward. Join the ranks of the world’s most innovative companies that trust Symmetry to protect their most valuable assets.

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