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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.

Orca Security

CEO: Avi Shua

Orca Security was founded in 2019, and in March closed a $210 million Series C funding round led by CapitalG and Redpoint Ventures to dramatically expand its identity and access management capabilities and bolster its alerting around attacks already in progress. The Los Angeles-based company employs 138 people, up 151 percent from just 55 employees a year ago, according to LinkedIn.

The company is focused on having its product natively spot essential risks from vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and exposed data as well as identify overprivileged users and incorrectly assigned permissions. Orca Security additionally wants to move from its present focus on prevention to detecting attacks as they unfold by examining the risk around critical attack vectors.

Orca Security’s funding will also allow for investment in agentless, workload-deep, context-aware security and compliance for Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. The company said it prioritizes risks based on the underlying security issue combined with environmental context, including its accessibility and potential damage to the business.

 
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