Visakhapatnam-based Zebi Data India recently launched its flagship product Zebi Chain, paving the way for an innovative blockchain-based security solution. The company specialises in providing blockchain-based Big Data solutions to governments and enterprises to leverage and protect their high value and sensitive data, thus eliminating data manipulation. Big Data refers to analysing large volumes of data, both structured and unstructured, that helps identify patterns, trends and associations while blockchain technology helps secure data and prevents hacking. The two-year-old start-up, which has raised about Rs 10 crore as seed funding, is upbeat on its proprietary security technology and has filed a patent as well. “Our flagship products Zebi Chain and Zebi Data Gateway are developed by Zebi’s architects from the ground up with data security and privacy compliance built into the platform. Across Zebi employees and inception team, there are over 15 IIT graduates,” says founder and CEO Babu Munagala. “Our solution aims to secure high value and sensitive data elements such as land registry, employee and salary records, pension payments, education and other qualification documents and certificates.”
Zebi offers an array of products for data security that eliminates all the ambiguity associated with fake transaction, fake documents as blockchain based records are time stamped and any alteration made to it are also securely recorded. This data can be verified without any human intervention, therefore not leaving any scope for manipulation or copying of sensitive information by unscrupulous insiders or external hackers, says Munagala.
“We have created a blockchain driven, first of a kind and holistic solution to make high value or sensitive data readily available for legitimate use, while protecting it against hacking or tampering and taking individual consent wherever appropriate. It comprises a satellite component Zebi Chain to provide immutability to critical records, coupled with a central hub called Zebi Data Gateway which enables secure and instant data exchange through Data as a Service (DaaS),” he says.
Incidentally, Zebi Chain was selected as the solution of choice by Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) to safeguard land assets. Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, N Chandra Babu Naidu launched Amaravati Blockchain Asset Management System (powered by Zebi Chain) as blockchain powered tamper-proof and immutable data security solution, for land records recently. Zebi is in talks with several state governments including Telangana and Maharashtra among others to deploy Big Data solutions for digitising land records. “We have a healthy pipeline of prospects across India. All Zebi Chain installations will be connected to Zebi Data Gateway to serve the data for authorised business purposes. As we add more customers, the value proposition of Zebi Data Gateway will enhance exponentially,” he added.