Code automation company BluBracket on Thursday said it raised $12 million in Series A funding so it can continue to work with DevSecOps teams to build security into products from the start and shift code development left.
Prakash Linga, the company’s CEO, said BluBracket’s Community Edition (CE) has been central to its strategy. With this free edition, Linga said developers can try out BluBracket’s technology without any friction: No user account, no credit card and no talking to sales.
“We know developers like to work without barriers,” Linga said. “So it’s a great way for companies to try the product to see how effective it is. If it meets their needs, there’s no need to ever upgrade, but of course we do find, like all vendors with Freemium products, that once potential customers see the power and ease of our solution they will want to unlock all the features and monitor more repos and orgs than are available in the free edition."
Linga said they also like the free edition because more developers means more valuable data for the company. The full Enterprise Edition builds off the CE, but adds support and functionality, including:
- Support for unlimited repositories and organizations within Git. With the CE users are limited to one org and 10 repositories.
- Full support for GitHub Cloud and Enterprise, Bitbucket and Gitlab and integrations with messaging, ticketing and other tools.
- Monitoring/alerting on Git misconfigurations, Infrastructure as Code, Code Copies and Internal Access.
- Monitoring and alerting on code in public repositories.
In its short time in operation, BluBracket has accumulated some significant customer testimonials, including Priceline, Point72 and iHerb.
“At Priceline, our technology is a key differentiator,” said Martin Brodbeck, CTO of Priceline. “By helping us catch security vulnerabilities in code early, BluBracket will enable us to innovate quickly and release safely.”