Low Code/No Code App Security Firm Zenity Emerges From Stealth
Low-code/no-code application security provider Zenity today announced that it has emerged from stealth mode with $5 million in seed funding.
The investment round was led by Vertex Ventures and UpWest, but Zenity says it is also backed by former Google CISO Gerhard Eschelbeck and former SuccessFactors CIO Tom Fisher.
Enterprise and citizen developers employ low-code/no-code software development platforms to build their own mobile or desktop applications visually, by simply dragging and dropping components.
The use of such platforms allows IT and development teams to deliver new applications within minutes, but the need to ensure critical data is secure remains, and Zenity specifically targets this development model to deliver governance and security practices for such applications.
Zenity says it is already helping Fortune 500 organizations identify security policy violations through continuously scanning application components. The startup claims it can identify not only vulnerabilities, but also potential supply chain attacks.
The new investment, Zenity says, will go toward expanding customer acquisition, marketing, product, and research and development operations.
“Companies are heavily adopting Low-Code/No-Code, without realizing the risks it employs nor their part in the shared responsibility model. We empower CIOs and CISOs to seamlessly govern their Low- Code/No-Code applications and prevent unintentional data leaks, disturbance to business continuity, compliance risks or malicious breaches,” Zenity co-founder & CEO Ben Kliger said.