Manav Mital is the co-founder and CEO of Cyral, a software company that helps teams observe, control, and protect their most sensitive data. Founded in 2018, organizations of all kinds—from cloud-native startups to Fortune 500 enterprises—have begun working with Cyral as they embrace DevOps culture and cloud technologies and find their existing security tools out of sync with a modern data layer.
Prior to Cyral, Manav was founder and CEO of Instart, a startup in the CDN space focused on improving web and mobile application performance, consumer experience, and security. Instart served notable enterprise customers and was acquired by Akamai.
Before founding Instart, Manav worked with Aster Data, where he managed the design and development of major components of their flagship product, including the core database engine and all query processing. Aster Data, a pioneer in the big data market, was acquired by Teradata Corp for $263M. Aster is also where Manav met his Cyral co-founder, Dr. Srinivas Vadlamani. Before Aster, Manav was part of Yahoo's Web Search team, where he helped in designing and building systems to improve search rankings by better web page classification.
Manav has a MS in Computer Science from UCLA and a BS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
Data is getting dispersed across numerous databases, microservices, analytics tools, and pipelines. This results in increased security concerns that will soon become “top-of-mind” for engineering and security teams alike.