Sweet Security raises $12m to innovate cloud runtime security solutions


Sweet Security, a pioneering firm focused on cloud security, has announced its arrival with $12m in seed funding.

The company is spearheading efforts to bolster cloud defenses with its Cloud Runtime Security Suite.

The round was led by Glilot Capital Partners, and with significant participation from CyberArk Ventures and angel investors including Gerhard Eschelbeck, former CISO at Google, and Travis McPeak, who previously led product security at Databricks.

Sweet Security’s Cloud Runtime Security Suite is a game-changing solution to cloud defense. With a unique runtime sensor, it provides security teams with tools to halt cloud workload attacks swiftly and precisely. The company’s model of detection and response, discovery, prevention, and its patent-pending auto-learning technology ensures robust defenses across all stages of an attack.

While the details of how the funding will be specifically used were not outlined, the financing is expected to propel Sweet Security’s cloud-native runtime protections, further innovating its cutting-edge technology that offers comprehensive attack findings and immediate mitigation capabilities.

Founded by retired Brigadier General Dror Kashti, retired Colonel Eyal Fisher, and Orel Ben-Ishay, Sweet Security’s approach emphasizes efficiency and adaptability. Its runtime sensor can be deployed in less than five minutes, offering real-time insights. The company’s modern attack detection and auto-learning technology provide a detailed narrative of attacks, allowing organizations to be prepared for cloud security challenges.

Glilot Capital Partners Founding Partner Kobi Samboursly said, “Investing in Sweet Security was a no-brainer. First, it’s addressing an increasingly problematic cloud security gap – cloud runtime defense. Second, Dror, Eyal and Orel bring superpowers to the table: the depth and breadth of their cloud security expertise and their ability to build and mentor talented, high performing teams. Sweet is off to a great start and we look forward to supporting its success.”

Sweet Security co-founder and CEO Dror Kashti added, “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. 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.”

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