Enso Security raises $6 million seed funding for AppSec management

The company's platform is said to be the first to create comprehensive application inventories and implement dedicated workflows to manage risk-reduction in development

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Israel's Enso Security, an application security posture management startup, announced last week that it has secured $6 million in seed funding.

The round was led by YL Ventures with participation from Jump Capital as well as investors including Sounil Yu, former Chief Security Scientist at Bank of America; Alex Rice, Co-founder and CTO of HackerOne; and Omkhar Arasaratnam, former Head of Data Protection Technology at JPMorgan Chase. 

Enso’s platform is designed to enable teams to manage application security at scale with an automated and standardized program. Leveraging data from existing tools, the platform offers complete visibility across every application developed in an enterprise environment, granular analytic application security controls and a scalable program that is suitable for both nascent and mature AppSec teams, according to the company.

“We’ve lived the chaos of enterprise application security firsthand, taking inventory blind and clashing with production deadlines. It isn’t sustainable, which is why we built a toolbox that is easy to deploy and can streamline the AppSec process to improve organization-wide security,” said Enso CEO and Co-founder Roy Erlich. “AppSec shouldn’t have to be stressful or adversarial. Enso aligns AppSec with the development process—without making security an obstacle.”

According to the company, application security is a largely untapped market that has forced cybersecurity professionals to carry out immensely time and resource-intensive mitigation manually, while significant delays in application clearance have led to the rise of shadow applications that pose even greater risk by remaining unknown to security stakeholders.

Enso is the first Application Security Posture Management platform to create comprehensive application inventories and implement dedicated workflows to manage risk-reduction in development. Its key features include a single pane of glass for AppSec teams to discover applications, identify owners, detect changes, and capture security posture in a unified, user-friendly view; data-driven task prioritization and tracking by leveraging data from existing R&D facilities and security tools; continuous AppSec optimization with real-time performance feedback on AppSec activities, contractors, developers and security tools; and custom queries for insight on any application based on its data attributes, the company says.

Tel Aviv-based Enso was founded by CEO Erlich, CPO Chen Gour Arie and CTO Barak Tawily.