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Prevoty Raises $13 Million in Series B

Real-time app security platform Prevoty announced an investment of $13 million today. The Series B round was led by Trident Capital Cybersecurity, and featured participation from existing investors such as USVP.

“This new round of funding from Trident Capital Cybersecurity and USVP will not only help us meet the exponential growth in demand for our autonomous application security solutions, but will also support continued investment in innovation,” Prevoty CEO and co-founder Julien Bellanger said in a statement.

Calling application security “often the weakest link in a security program,” Trident Capital Cybersecurity Managing Director Sean Cunningham praised the way Prevoty gives developers the ability to deploy apps with more security, less risk, and minimal implementation impact. “Customers and prospects are validating that Prevoty’s unique approach to application security succeeds at embedding security into DevOps,” Cunningham said.

By providing visibility into the security weaknesses, he added, Prevoty “allow(s) teams to remediate underlying issues in real-time production, and accelerating application time to market.” As part of the investment, Cunningham will join Prevoty’s Board of Directors.

Prevoty CTO and co-founder Kunal Anand during his presentation “Using Runtime Visibility to Align Application Security with DevOps” at FinDEVr New York 2017.

Prevoty’s technology monitors app activity at runtime and detects attacks in production applications. The platform provides instant mitigation, including against the OWASP Top 10 Most Critical Web App Security Risks, as well as content, database, and command injections. Prevoty then issues alerts to log files and any configured SIEMs if the payload is believed to be malicious. The technology also enables seamless integration with DevOps, ensuring that app integration and app deployment is accompanied by real-time visibility and threat mitigation.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California and founded in 2013, Prevoty is an alumni of our developer’s conference, FinDEVr. This spring, the company’s CTO and co-founder Kunal Anand presented Using Runtime Visibility to Align Application Security with DevOps at FinDEVr New York, where he explained how solutions like Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) are improving app security. Anand’s presentation won the company a Crowd Favorite award from the FinDEVr New York audience.

In November Prevoty took top honors at the SINET 16 Innovation Competition for its app security technology. And in October, the company was named Best in Data Security by Credit Donkey. A 2018 TAG Cyber Distinguished Vendor and Gold Winner of the 2017 Golden Bridge Awards for Best Application Security, Prevoty has raised a total of more than $25 million in funding. The company’s customers include Aaron’s, SpencerStuart, and Michigan State University.