Announces $8 Million in Seed Funding and Strategic Partnerships
Tel Aviv, Israel, December 10th, 2019
Rezilion, the autonomous cloud workload protection platform, today announced its emergence from stealth and $8 million in seed funding led by Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP). JVP was joined by Kindred Capital, LocalGlobe and Samsung NEXT. The investment will be used to expand their R&D team in Israel, as well as build sales operations and support in the US. The company was founded by serial cybersecurity entrepreneurs Liran Tancman and Shlomi Boutnaru whose first company, CyActive, was acquired by PayPal in 2015.
Modern enterprise infrastructure is scaling and changing at an overwhelming pace. As companies adopt automated DevOps technologies, security teams are struggling to keep up with the pace of growth and change. Current cloud protection solutions require manual policy configuration and alert response. Rezilion’s innovative approach requires no human configuration and automatically returns any compromised service to its known-good state, thus enabling DevOps to continuously deploy without risk and eliminating friction between developers and security practitioners.
“Rezilion empowers developers by baking protection into existing DevOps tools so they don’t have to be ‘policed’ by security teams. To achieve this, we are partnering with leading DevOps and cloud platforms in order to seamlessly weave security into the operational fabric. Our goal is to enable security teams to focus their time and energy on fire prevention instead of fire fighting, knowing that resilience is directly integrated into the infrastructure and automatically mitigating issues in real-time. Our partnership with Chef is a big step toward realizing this vision”– Liran Tancman, CEO and co-founder of Rezilion
“By tightly integrating with our Enterprise Automation Stack, Rezilion enables Chef customers to autonomically secure their production environments and ensure every application is running in a known-good state.”– Corey Scobie, CTO of Chef
AppsFlyer, a leading mobile attribution and marketing analytics company, has chosen Rezilion to secure its production environment.
“All the cloud workload protection solutions that we looked at before Rezilion, eventually were unable to keep up and support the rate and quantity of change in our environment. We love Rezilion’s approach because it solves problems in DevOps automatically. Rezilion helps us protect our environment as a continuous process without the need for heuristics or machine learning that require tuning and verification by a human being.”– Guy Flechter, CISO of AppsFlyer
Research earlier this year found 34M vulnerabilities across AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and other leading providers over an 18 month period, the threats resulting from applications that customers deploy on cloud infrastructure. Heuristics-driven security tools that rely on human-written rules or AI to determine good or bad behavior can’t keep up with the rate of change introduced by DevOps, resulting in increased false positives rates which create more work and incurred costs for already taxed security teams. Rezilion helps organizations reduce their attack surface down to the code their developers already trust. The platform enables all services, even those containing vulnerabilities, to continue running without interruption by ensuring that if a vulnerability is exploited, the affected service is automatically returned to a known-good state and the attack is mitigated. Furthermore, Rezilion identifies unused vulnerable code in production, allowing DevOps teams to easily remove it and improve operational hygiene.
Rezilion offers a unique self-healing approach that doesn’t rely on past behavior or human vetting to separate intended functionality from malice and misconfiguration. Instead, Rezilion deterministically turns an organization’s CI/CD pipeline into a whitelist of known and legitimate outcomes and returns misbehaving workloads to a known-good state.
“Legacy security tools and solutions favor prudence over speed. DevOps requires speed and scale, and to keep up security must build resilience into the infrastructure. Providing value to both the Security and DevOps teams by encoding security into existing DevOps and IT automation workflows, Rezilion allows production environments to run without fear of being compromised, even when vulnerabilities exist, and dramatically reduces the cloud workload attack surface.”– Shlomi Boutnaru CTO and co-founder of Rezilion
“Liran and Shlomi have in-depth experience of securing large, web-scale organizations. We believe Rezilion’s self-healing approach to security will transform DevSecOps, filling a much needed gap. It provides a deterministic solution, with clear and demonstrable ROI, both for DevOps team, as well as security organizations, through an automated approach.”– Yoav Tzruya, General Partner at JVP
Rezilion is an autonomous cloud workload protection platform that makes production environments self-healing and resilient to threats. Founded by serial cybersecurity entrepreneurs Liran Tancman and Shlomi Boutnaru, Rezilion secures vast environments with minimal manpower by integrating security into existing DevOps and IT automation workflows. To learn more visit www.rezilion.com
Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), is an internationally renowned venture capital fund based in Israel. Established in 1993 by Dr. Erel Margalit, JVP has to date raised $1.4 billion across 9 funds, and has been listed numerous times by Preqin, and other rankings, as one of the top-ten consistently performing VC firms worldwide. JVP has built over 140 companies, leveraging a broad network of partners and market expertise to help companies become global market leaders. Among the pioneering firms of the Israeli venture capital industry, JVP has been instrumental in building some of the largest companies out of Israel, facilitating 12 Initial Public Offerings on NASDAQ including CyberArk Software (NASDAQ: CYBR, $4.7 billion mkt. cap.), QLIK Technologies (NASDAQ: QLIK, then $2.5 billion mkt. cap.) and Cogent Communications (NASDAQ: CCOI, $2.3 billion mkt. cap.) www.jvpvc.com
About Kindred Capital
Kindred Capital is a seed and early stage venture capital investor, focusing on European technology companies. Based in London, Kindred invests in entrepreneurs building globally ambitious businesses. Kindred’s unique Equitable Venture model, of sharing carry with the founders they invest in, has led to over 65 founders co-owning carry in the fund. For more information, please visit www.kindredcapital.vc
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