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The 10 Hottest Cloud Security Startups Of 2021

The 10 hottest cloud security startups include companies finding cloud vulnerabilities and misconfigurations, monitoring managed and unmanaged datastores, and identifying overprivileged users and incorrectly assigned permissions.

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CEO: Assaf Rappaport

Wiz was founded in 2020, and the company received $130 million of funding in March, $120 million of funding in June, and $250 million of funding in October to extend its support beyond Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company employs 185 people, up 387 percent from just 38 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.

Wiz said its push beyond the big public cloud providers will provide multinational or international customers with security for more localized cloud options. The company primarily wants to invest organically in its engineering and R&D organizations, but will consider buying companies with good teams, innovative technologies and market traction in areas like shift left security and remediation.



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