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Sonrai Security Delivers an Enterprise Identity and Data Governance Platform for AWS, Azure, GCP, and Kubernetes

Cloud Statistics

of Sonrai Security customers deployed have found unintended and mistaken data exposure in their public cloud
of workloads reside in public cloud in 2020
in revenue from the public cloud sector by 2022
of enterprises define their cloud strategy as hybrid or multi-cloud

Awards & Accolades


Sonrai named winner in 2020 Cloud Security Excellence Awards

Sonrai Dig has been named a winner in Cloud Computing Magazine’s 2020 Cloud Security Excellence Awards. This award honors solutions in two categories: those that most effectively leverage cloud platforms to deliver network security, and those providing security for cloud applications.


Sonrai Wins Gold And Bronze Stevie® Awards in 2020

Sonrai Security has been recognized with a total of two Stevie® Awards in the 17th Annual International Business Awards®. Sonrai's Dig was acknowledged in the following New Product Awards Categories:

  • Identity & Access Security Solution
  • FinTech Solution

SINET 16 Innovator Award for 2019

Sonrai Security is proud to have won a SINET 16 Innovator Award in 2019. Each year, SINET evaluates the technologies and products of hundreds of emerging Cybersecurity companies from all over the world and selects the 16 most innovative and compelling companies.


Top 10 Cybersecurity Startups Of 2019 Award

"The New York-based company provides a common interface with deep granularity and extensibility for both SecOps and DevOps teams, enabling both comprehensive data security and confident compliance. By focusing on data and users, Sonrai offers the ability to assess and reduce risk, comprehensively monitor usage and movement, and enforce accountability on the most critical assets."


SOC 2 Certification

"Developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), SOC 2 defines controls that reduce security risk in the processing of customer data. Sonrai Security's SOC 2 examination was conducted by an independent auditing firm, in accordance with the AICPA."

Sonrai Security Timeline

Dec 2017
Sonrai Security Founded by Brendan Hannigan and Sandy Bird
Jan 2019
Sonrai Security Raises $18.5 million in Series A Funding
Jan 2019
Sonrai Security Platform Launched
Mar 2019
Sonrai Security Named in Gartner CSPM Innovation Insight Report
May 2019
Listed As Platform Paving the Way for Bright Future of Cloud Database Security
Jul 2019
Sonrai Security Listed as one of the top 10 cybersecurity startups of 2019 by CRN
Sep 2019
Sonrai Security Receives Sinet 16 Innocator Award
Dec 2019
Sonrai Security announces integration with HashiCorp
Jan 2020
Sonrai Security Joins Cloud Security Alliance
Mar 2020
Sonrai Security announces integration with IBM Qradar
Jun 2020
Sonrai Security launches goverance Automation Engine
Oct 2020
Sonrai Security Raises $20 million in Series B Funding

Seasoned Executives


CEO & co-founder

In addition to being CEO of Sonrai, Brendan is an Entrepreneur Partner at Polaris Partners, Chairman of Twistlock and serves on the boards of BitSight and Flashpoint. Hannigan was previously General Manager of IBM Security which grew to be the #1 enterprise security provider under his leadership (~$2B revenue). Previously Brendan was CEO of Q1 Labs which became the #1 security intelligence market share leader.


CTO & co-founder

Sandy Bird is the co-founder and CTO of Sonrai Security, helping enterprises secure their data in the cloud. Sandy was the co-founder and CTO of Q1 Labs, which was acquired by IBM in 2011. At IBM, Sandy became the CTO for the global security business and worked closely with research, development, marketing and sales to develop new and innovative solutions to help the IBM Security business grow to ~$2B in annual revenue.


Vice President of Worldwide Sales

Stan Ross is the Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Sonrai Security. Recently, Stan was with Phantom, a fast-growing security automation company, acquired by Splunk. Previously Stan was VP of North America Sales at Q1 Labs, which was acquired by IBM. At IBM, Stan continued his leadership role and then served as VP of World Wide Sales for QRadar.


Vice President of Worldwide Marketing

Manny Ataebi is Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Sonrai Security. Manny was recently the VP of Marketing at Stensul, a fast-growing SaaS startup focused on email marketing. Previously, Manny led marketing orgs at various companies such as Ghostery (acquired by Cliqz) and Logicworks (acquired by Pamplona Capital Management).


Vice President of Engineering

Ben Wuest is VP of Engineering at Sonrai Security. Prior to joining Sonrai Security Ben was CTO of Security Intelligence at IBM Security and Senior Architect for QRadar, the Q1 Lab’s flagship platform.


Vice President of Engineering

Ben Wuest is VP of Engineering at Sonrai Security. Prior to joining Sonrai Security Ben was CTO of Security Intelligence at IBM Security and Senior Architect for QRadar, the Q1 Lab’s flagship platform.

Seasoned Cybersecurity Investors

Menlo Ventures

Menlo Ventures

Menlo Ventures is a venture capital firm that strives to have a positive impact on everything we do. That’s why we support businesses including Carta, Chime, Harness, Poshmark, Pillpack, Roku, Rover, Uber and Warby Parker that are reimagining life and work for the better. Over 44 years, we’ve grown a portfolio that includes more than 70 public companies, over 150 mergers and acquisitions, and $5.5 billion under management. We invest at every stage and in every sector, with expertise in Consumer, Enterprise, and Healthcare. From developing market strategies to creating communities, we provide real impact where entrepreneurs need it most. When we’re in, we’re ALL IN.

seasoned cybersecurity investor polaris partner

Polaris Partners

Exceptional entrepreneurs. Remarkable bonds. Extraordinary companies. Since 1996, Polaris has been guided by the fundamental beliefs that people come first and true partnerships make all the difference. Rooted in mutual respect and a shared passion for innovation, our relationships with outstanding visionaries principally in technology and healthcare have helped to change the world for the better.

Ten Eleven Seasoned Cybersecurity investor of Sonrai Security

TenEleven Ventures

TenEleven Ventures focuses on early stage and growth investments in private companies that are innovating and poised to lead the digital security field. The firm is founded by security entrepreneur and investor, Alex Doll, a co-founder of PGP Corp.

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