UPDATED 09:00 EDT / OCTOBER 28 2020


Information security startup Enso Security launches with $6M in seed funding

Information security startup Enso Security today launched out of stealth with a venture capital raise of $6 million in seed funding.

The seed round was led by YL Ventures and included Jump Capital, toDay Ventures and a number of individual investors.

Enso Security was founded by former Wix.com application security experts Roy Erlich, Chen Gour Arie and Barak Tawily and is designed to be the “inventory of record for all things AppSec.” The company aims to enable teams to manage application security at scale with automated and standardized programming.

The company’s platform provides application security capabilities by leveraging data from existing tools, offering what it says is complete visibility across every application developed in an enterprise environment, granular analytic application security controls and a scalable program that is suitable for both nascent and mature AppSec teams.

The company argues that application security remains a largely untapped market that has forced cybersecurity professionals to carry out immensely time- and resource-intensive mitigation manually. In addition, significant delays in application clearance due to technical debt are said to have led to the rise of shadow applications that pose an even greater risk by remaining unknown to security stakeholders.

Enso claims to be the first application security posture management platform to create comprehensive application inventories and implement dedicated workflows to manage risk reduction in development. Features include a single pane of glass for AppSec teams to discover applications, identify owners, detect changes and capture security posture in a unified, user-friendly view; data-driven task prioritization and tracking; continuous AppSec optimization with real-time performance feedback; and custom queries for insight on any application based on its data attributes.

“We’ve lived the chaos of enterprise application security firsthand, taking inventory blind and clashing with production deadlines. It isn’t sustainable, which is why we built a toolbox that is easy to deploy and can streamline the AppSec process to improve organization-wide security,” co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Roy Erlich said in a statement. “AppSec shouldn’t have to be stressful or adversarial. Enso aligns AppSec with the development process — without making security an obstacle.”

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