With security threats to cloud-enabled businesses outpacing the ability of most companies to respond, a fresh funding infusion is expected to help DisruptOps strengthen its team and its ability to react, said Jody Brazil.
The Kansas City startup — a SaaS-based cloud security management platform that helps enterprises address the critical challenges of cloud security at scale — announced Tuesday a $9 million Series A funding round from Drive Capital and existing DisruptOps investor Rally Ventures.
“Our cloud-native platform is designed to ensure that organizations can take action quickly and effectively when identifying misconfigurations and threats,” said Brazil, CEO of DisruptOps. “We’re excited to partner with Drive Capital and our existing investors to secure every company in the cloud.”
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Brazil previously served as CEO and co-founder of Firemon, which sold to Insight Venture Partners in 2014 and was a spin-off of FishNet Security, where Brazil was CTO. Brandy Peterson, DisruptOps CTO, also spent more than 15 years as CTO of FishNet. (FishNet Security sold in 2013. Both Firemon and Fishnet were led by Gary Fish, who later founded Fishtech Group.)
DisruptOps co-founders Rich Mogull and Mike Rothman are principals of security research firm Securosis.
The $9 million investment aims to help DisruptOps scale its go-to-market capabilities and accelerate product development to meet growing market demands, the company said in a release.
“Global organizations are rapidly expanding into the cloud, and while the cloud can lead to amazing business outcomes of increased agility, cost savings, flexibility, and innovation — the reality is that cloud at scale breaks security,” DisruptOps said in the release. “These cloud environments consist of multiple teams deploying hundreds of applications across multiple cloud accounts. This complexity leads to unmanaged risk and has led [to industry predictions] that over 99 percent of all cloud security failures will be the customer’s fault.”
With DisruptOps at the center of three technology mega-trends — cloud, security and automation — the firm is uniquely positioned to aid those customers before it’s too late, said Andy Jenks, partner at Drive Capital.
“The ability for organizations to remediate cloud issues and quickly respond to attacks will completely change how these companies secure their cloud,” he said.