Enterprise Security software
Updated: November 23, 2021
2021. Zenity raises $5M to help secure low-code/no-code applications
As more companies adopt low-code/no-code tools to build their line-of-business applications, it’s maybe no surprise that we are now seeing a new crop of services in this ecosystem that focus on keeping these tools secure. These include Tel Aviv-based Zenity, which is coming out of stealth today and announcing a $5 million seed funding round. Zenity argues that as employees start building their own applications and adopt tools like robotic process automation (RPA), this new class of applications also opens up new avenues for potential breaches and ransomware attacks.
2021. PlexTrac raises $10M for its collaboration-centric security platform
PlexTrac, the ID-based security service that aims to provide a unified workflow automation platform for red and blue teams, has raised a $10M Series A funding round. At its core, PlexTrac makes it easier for security teams to produce their reports — and hence free them up to actually focus on “real” security work. To do so, the service integrates with most of the popular scanners like Qualys, and Veracode, but also tools like ServiceNow and Jira in order to help teams coordinate their workflows. All the data flows into real-time reports that then help teams monitor their security posture. The service also features a dedicated tool, WriteupsDB, for managing reusable write-ups to help teams deliver consistent reports for a variety of audiences.
2021. Google’s BeyondCorp Enterprise security platform is now generally available
Google announced that BeyondCorp Enterprise, the zero trust security platform modeled after how Google itself keeps its network safe without relying on a VPN, is now generally available. BeyondCorp Enterprise builds out Google’s existing BeyondCorp Remote Access offering with additional enterprise features. Google describes it as “a zero trust solution that enables secure access with integrated threat and data protection.” As part of BeyondCorp Enterprise, businesses get an end-to-end zero trust solution that includes everything from DDoS protection and phishing-resistant authentication, to the new security features in the Chrome browser and the core continuous authorization features that protect every interaction between users and resources protected by BeyondCorp.
2020. Database security startup jSonar raises $50M
Database security startup jSonar has secured $50 million in new funding from Goldman Sachs. jSonar’s database security platform can monitor every one of its customers’ databases at a glance, regardless of whether they’re stored on-premise or in the cloud, and supports every popular database platform. The platform is designed to make it easy for staff to monitor any database across their infrastructure with meaningful insights, without having to use multiple tools across different networks and databases.
2019. Cybereason raised $200 million for its enterprise security platform
Cybereason, which uses machine learning to increase the number of endpoints a single analyst can manage across a network of distributed resources, has raised $200 million in new financing. Cybereason’s technology processes and analyzes data in real time across an organization’s daily operations and relationships. It looks for anomalies in behavior across nodes on networks and uses those anomalies to flag suspicious activity. The company also provides reporting tools to inform customers of the root cause, the timeline, the person involved in the breach or breaches, which tools they use and what information was being disseminated within and outside of the organization.
2019. Microsoft Defender comes to Mac
Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is coming to the Mac. Previously, this was a Windows solution for protecting the machines of Microsoft 365 subscribers and assets of the IT admins that try to keep them safe. It was also previously called Windows Defender ATP, but given that it is now on the Mac, too, Microsoft decided to drop the “Windows Defender” moniker in favor or “Microsoft Defender.” There are plenty of enterprises that use a mix of Windows machines and Mac, and which provide all of their employees with Office already. Having a security solution that spans both systems can greatly reduce complexity for IT departments — and keeping up with security vulnerabilities on one system is hard enough to begin with.
2017. Duo Security raised $70 million
Duo Security announced $70 million Series D funding at a valuation of $1.17 billion. The Michigan-based SaaS company works with more than 10,000 companies. The company’s main product is a two-factor authentication app but Duo also offers other security products to secure users and their devices. Duo’s solution is cloud-based, which means there's no software to install, and no server to set up. The new investment will help accelerate the company’s technical innovations and operations as well as securing new partnerships.
2015. Cloud security service Zscaler raised $100 million
Security platform Zscaler, which offers a wide range of web, mobile and cloud security services for enterprises, has raised a $100 million Series B funding. That brings its valuation over $1 billion. The company says it now has more than 5,000 customers — double the number from a year ago. Its customers include the likes of Humana, NBC, ExxonMobil and the UK’s National Health Services. The company says it now protects more than 13 million employees. Zscaler’s technology sits between corporate networks (and the user’s mobile devices) and the cloud — no matter whether that’s a cloud computing service like AWS, Azure or a privately hosted OpenStack cloud, or cloud-based applications like Dropbox and Office 365. Because it inspects all traffic to these services from company-owned devices and networks, it can offer both security and compliance solutions.
2015. Duo Security unveiled new service to protect enterprises against data breaches
Duo Security, the two-factor authentication startup is releasing a new product, called Duo Platform, which will enable IT teams to create policies and automate enforcement of their networks while also tracking the security profiles of devices trying to access their systems. Duo’s new Platform product takes advantage of its prior learnings and extends them deeper into customer networks. It enables IT administrators to create more granular rules around who can access its applications and under what conditions. It provides real-time insights into devices trying to connect to their applications and can block data breaches as they’re happening by detecting access-related security threats.