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Virtru launched a new platform to centralize data protection tools

The tech company's Virtru Developer Hub is a one-stop shop equipped with tools for data protection.

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D.C.–based data security startup Virtru announced the launch of a new portal to centralize data protection capabilities.

The six-year-old company curates a platform that helps companies protect sensitive data, such as regulated content and intellectual property, even as it is shared inside and outside of an organization, Technical.ly DC previously reported. The tech company’s Virtru Developer Hub is a one-stop shop equipped with tools for developers to manage data protection and policy enforcement across disparate systems and multi-cloud environments, the press release states.

“Companies of all sizes are increasingly faced with skyrocketing data volumes while attempting to manage tens or even hundreds of custom-built applications. Complicating this, IT security teams have poor visibility over where data is flowing, creating the possibility of data theft or misuse,” John Ackerly, CEO of Virtru, said in a press release. “Through our new Developer Hub, developers can take advantage of the Virtru Data Protection Platform and proven, Zero Trust architecture to maintain control of their data wherever it is created or shared.”

The company said the new hub allows developers to apply data protection across any platform, device, environment or application. Developers can also build privacy-focused apps within the Virtru Developer Hub. The flexible architecture of the hub allows users to add data protection needs to the client-side or server-side workflows.

To gain traction for the new portal, Virtru launched the Virtru Developer Hub Privacy-Engineering Challenge for developers to compete by making their best privacy-centric app using its tech. The competition is now open through Sept. 30, and it includes a cash prize. The first place winner will receive $15,000, second place gets $10,000 and third place will receive $5,000. Competitors can participate as individuals or teams, must use JavaScript, C++ or Python coding languages and will be judged by an expert panel of security and privacy judges.

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