The Color White, Forgerock IPO, Ditching Your Microsoft Password, & Neosec – ESW #243
This week in the Enterprise Security News: Funders Fund Values Identity Startup Persona at $1.5 billion, Neosec Emerges from Stealth With $20.7 million in funding, F5 acquires threat stack, ForgeRock IPOs tomorrow, GitLab announces their IPO, You can now ditch your Microsoft password, Vendor Security 2.0, & more!
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Raised $150m in a Series C. Focused on identity verification. Kinda like the future of background checks, but more about making sure you're really you (using Biometrics & other methods) than looking for red flags in your background. $1.5bn valuation on $10-15m revenue? A 100-150x valuation? Sure, why not?
API Security company: "Neosec aims to identify all APIs used within an organization, based on existing logs, to constantly maintain an inventory of APIs, and even generate documentation for previously unknown APIs. The platform also discovers APIs transferring sensitive data, any existing discrepancies, and vulnerable or misconfigured APIs."
"providing online privacy regulation and data compliance" - Came out of stealth earlier this year, announced a $23m Series A, and then six months later, they're now announcing an additional $20m in funding.
Looking to automate how customer data is handled based on their privacy preferences, hopefully reducing human error as a factor?
Sounds like they're going in more of a device management direction, rather than Uptycs's more EDR/threat prevention/detection direction with their OSQuery-based product. I had heard rumblings about business/organizational/funding challenges a few years ago, so it's good to see some stability now.
Former founder of Google's Chronicle talking about what this new startup is going to do for the first time. Some breathless claims, but I'm struggling to understand how this take on threat intel is going to differentiate in a threat intel market that already looks oversaturated.
This market segment seems to have collapsed. Check Point picked up Dome9 back in 2018 and CloudPassage got picked up by PE-owned Fidelis in what MUST have been a fire sale. Also, didn't realize Anup Ghosh was running things over at Fidelis!
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