Lightspin is an Israeli cybersecurity startup working in contextual cloud security, protecting native, Kubernetes, and micro services from known and unknown risks. The company raised $16 million Series A funding in a round led by Dell Technologies Capital with significant participation from existing investor Ibex Investors. This round brings total funding to date to $20 million.
Lightspin boasts that their cloud security platform protects cloud and Kubernetes environments throughout the development cycle and simplifies cloud security for security and DevOps teams. Using patent-pending advanced graph-based technology, Lightspin “empowers cloud and security teams to eliminate risks and maximize productivity by proactively and automatically detecting all security risks, smartly prioritizing the most critical issues, and easily fixing them – from build to runtime.”
Kubernetes, also known as K8s, is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. It was originally created by Google, but is now maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
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“Receiving this recognition from Dell Technologies Capital, a preeminent investor in fellow startups that are revolutionizing the cloud security space, such as Zscaler, Netskope, Twistlock and Redlock, as well as from Ibex Investors, who invested in Dome9, is a strong endorsement of Lightspin’s cutting-edge approach,” said Vladi Sandler, CEO and Co-Founder of Lightspin. “We are delighted to have the faith of such experienced and proven investors behind us to build the next generation of cloud security.”
“There is strong consensus within the CISO network that Lightspin has built the right platform to understand and prioritize the risks of potential attacks in cloud environments,” said Alon Weinberg, Director at Dell Technologies Capital. “By providing clear context and actionable remediation options, Lightspin is also bridging the gap between DevOps and security teams both in the build stage and in production.”
Lightspin’s boasts that its platform offers simple instruction for prioritizing and remediating top risks and mitigating threats in order of importance, whether a misconfiguration, public asset at risk, risky permissions or vulnerability, as well as easy deployment of its SaaS platform. “In just a few clicks, the user has access to a holistic approach that doesn’t only focus on compliance or real-time alerts once an attacker is already in the system.”