Tamr is a highly scalable next-generation data mastering platform that allows customers to use data product templates to consolidate messy source data into clean, curated, analytics-ready datasets. Organizations benefit from Tamr Mastering, the industry’s first suite of data product templates that combine human curation, patented machine learning, mastering rules and enrichment with first- and third-party data to accelerate business outcomes and deliver business-changing insights.
Tamr’s cloud-native and SaaS solutions enable industry leaders such as Toyota, Western Union and GSK to get ahead and stay ahead in a rapidly changing competitor environment. Tamr’s work in the public sector includes the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, Department of Homeland Security and various other federal and local government agencies.
Ensuring airtight security for IT systems is one of Tamr’s top business priorities. Tamr’s lead cloud architect Nick Laferriere notes that because so many of Tamr customers are Fortune 1000 and government entities, the company must demonstrate compliance with all major security regulations and standards.
“Before these companies will consider our products, we have to fill out their security questionnaire,” Laferriere explains. “If we can’t answer yes to all of their security requirements, we don’t get a seat at the table.”
In the past, Tamr was particularly concerned about email security because phishing is a major cybersecurity threat to organizations of all sizes. The company’s Google G suite email system included some security protections, but the IT team determined that Tamr needed more robust G Suite email protection than was available off the shelf.
In addition, the shift to remote work has increased pressure on the Tamr IT team to maintain strong security. The team is committed to enabling employees to work securely from home and be fully productive.
“The majority of our people work remotely now, and it's a different paradigm from the past,” Laferriere says. “But the way we selected our vendors and put together our cloud infrastructure allowed us to make the shift while continuing to operate securely.”
When Tamr sought out additional email protection seven years ago, the IT team selected Cloudflare Area 1 Email Security for two main reasons: