Israeli startup Sweet Security raises $33M to strengthen cloud security operations – SiliconANGLE News

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Israeli cloud security startup Sweet Security Ltd. today announced that it has raised $33 million in new funding to scale up its operations in the U.S. and expand its platform.

Sweet Security offers a platform designed to assist security teams in shutting down cloud attacks when and where they occur with minimal business disruption. The company’s Cloud Runtime Security Suite helps chief information security officers and security teams level up their cloud security with robust defenses across all stages of an attack.

The company’s suite includes detection, response, discovery and prevention, all in runtime, with the runtime sensor said to take under five minutes to deploy. Once up and running, the suite provides cloud-native cluster visibility, streaming critical application data and business logic to profile workload behavior anomalies and contextualize them with traditional tactics, techniques and procedures.

The Sweet Security suite uses a modern attack detection model and auto-learning technology to deliver critical, comprehensive attack findings for mitigation before, during and after attacks occur. The results give CISOs the technical underpinnings needed to be accountable for cloud security.

Since launching in 2023, Sweet Security has grown strongly, doubling its headcount and signing up dozens of new customers.

The company was founded by retired Brigadier General Dror Kashti, former chief information security officer of the Israel Defense Forces, retired Colonel Eyal Fisher, former head of the Cyber Department at Unit 8200, and Orel Ben-Ishay, former head of the cybersecurity research and development center at Unit 81.

Evolution Equity Partners LLC led the Series A round, with Munich Re Ventures LLC and Glilot Capital Partners LP also participating.

“Sweet’s solution shifts cloud security right,” said Yuval Ben-Itzhak, general partner at Evolution Equity Partners. “Owing to its innovative behavior-based security technology that factors in applications, networks and identities, the Sweet platform unifies risk reduction across cloud use cases.”

Sweet Security had previously raised $12 million in seed funding in August 2023. Previous investors included CyberArk Ventures LLC, Gerhard Eschelbeck, former CISO at Google and Travis McPeak, who led product security at Databricks Inc.

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