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The 10 Hottest Cloud Security Startups Of 2021 (So Far)

Michael Novinson

The 10 hottest cloud security startups include companies providing centralized insights, anomaly detection and compliance across multi-cloud environments, and protecting AWS, Azure and GCP workloads.

Wiz

CEO: Assaf Rappaport

Wiz was founded in 2020, and the company in March got $130 million of Series B funding led by Advent International and in June received an additional $120 million of funding from Salesforce Ventures, Blackstone, and Aglaé Ventures. The Tel Aviv-based company currently employs 84 people, up 265 percent from just 23 employees a year ago, according to LinkedIn.

The company said its architecture facilitates scanning of the entire cloud environment across all compute types and cloud services for vulnerabilities, configuration, network, and security issues. Wiz said it offers a weighted view of risk that allows customers to assess vulnerabilities and misconfigurations based on severity, exposure, exploitability, blast radius and business impact.

Ten percent of the Fortune 500 are already using Wiz, according to the company. Wiz’s customers include electronic signature vendor DocuSign, materials science and manufacturing firm Avery Dennison, and life insurance provider MassMutual, according to the company’s website.

 

 
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