Sweet Security, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based cloud security company, raised $12 million in seed funding and launched its Cloud Runtime Security Suite.
The round was led by Glilot Capital Partners, with participation from CyberArk Ventures and angel investors including Gerhard Eschelbeck, former CISO at Google, and Travis McPeak, who led product security at Databricks.
Sweet's Cloud Runtime Security Suite enables CISOs and security teams to level up their cloud security from partial to complete defense.
Sweet's runtime sensor takes under five minutes to deploy, immediately providing cloud-native cluster visibility. It streams key application data and business logic to its servers, using an innovative framework to profile workload behavior anomalies and contextualize them with traditional TTPs.
The company's modern attack detection model and patent-pending auto-learning technology enable immediate delivery of critical, comprehensive attack findings that allow mitigation before, during, and after attacks occur.
For security teams, Sweet provides a powerhouse set of runtime "must-haves", providing a fully contextualized, at-a-glance attack narrative, backed up with extensive response capabilities, a detailed runtime topology, and the ability to prioritize DevSecOps remediation efforts.
“Cybersecurity' and 'delightful' are not words that normally go hand in hand, but we want our customers to use them in the same sentence when talking about our solution," said Dror Kashti, co-founder and CEO of Sweet Security. "We feel our timing is right to make that happen. If SOC and IR teams don't have to constantly tune their security products or sift through mountains of alerts, they'll execute at a higher level, and they'll be happier. Cloud detection and response may be complex, but it doesn't have to be painful."
Company: Sweet Security Ltd.
Round: Seed Round
Funding Month: August 2023
Lead Investors: Glilot Capital Partners
Additional Investors: CyberArk Ventures, Gerhard Eschelbeck, and Travis McPeak
Company Website: https://www.sweet.security/
Software Category: Cloud Security
About the Company: Founded by Dror Kashti, Eyal Fisher, and Orel Ben-Ishay, Sweet Security delivers runtime attack security for cloud workloads. Sweet's Cloud Runtime Security Suite delivers first-to-market capabilities for defending cloud workloads, shifting cloud security right. Its feature set includes detection and response, discovery, and prevention—all in runtime. Sweet's approach elevates the ability of security teams to shut down cloud attacks when they occur, where they occur, with maximum precision and minimal business disruption.
Source: Ronny Hassid