As a security practitioner for the better part of the past 20 years, I have first-hand experience on how challenging it is for organizations to build secure enterprise software. I know how difficult this is to do as demands from the business force software development to accelerate and reach the continuous rate of deployment we see now.
Rolling out vulnerability-free code at this speed can be an enormous, if not impossible task, and that’s why I spent the last four years building a company to change that. After talking to countless security executives and considering the many changes in this fast-paced environment, it became clear that the issue is even bigger.
Organizations need to do more than secure code. They need a real-time, comprehensive view of the risks inherent in their software and infrastructure – across cloud, on premise and hybrid environments. And as they rely on multiple point tools to address different parts of these complex environments, they need a broader solution to orchestrate scanning and remediation.
This is why I’m excited to introduce ZeroNorth™ – the first company to provide this capability.
We’re broadening our focus beyond application security testing and adapting to the reality that software is omnipresent, powering everything from our phones and laptops to the cars we drive. ZeroNorth has a broader focus and the capability to orchestrate a company’s risk management while delivering a comprehensive, board-level view into an organization’s exposure to cyber risks. This is especially important as organizations undergo their digital transformation.
So why ZeroNorth, you ask?
We start where our customers are in their security journey, whether they’re modernizing their software development lifecycle, implementing a software-defined infrastructure or leveraging cloud. We take an agnostic and prescriptive approach to help customers understand the best path forward from their starting point and guide them in the right direction through their digital transformation. That destination is our collective ZeroNorth.
ZeroNorth transforms manual and siloed efforts into an orchestrated, comprehensive and real-time discovery and remediation process, allowing security teams to more effectively reduce organizational risk. As an orchestration platform that makes it possible for a single security professional to manage the many various scanning tools that used to each require a dedicated team member, the ROI we provide is immediate and significant. But for many, what’s more important than the dollars saved is the visibility and strength they gain in their security posture.
The bottom line is that we make it easier for companies to proactively protect themselves, and their clients.
This has been a big undertaking and there’s still a lot to be done. But I’m fortunate to have a phenomenal team and the resources it’ll take to see our collective vision through. Along with the unveiling of ZeroNorth and the expansion of our team, we announced a $10 million Series A investment led by ClearSky Ventures with participation from Crosslink Capital, Rally Ventures and existing investor Petrillo Capital. As a result, I’m pleased to welcome Peter Kuper and Patrick Heim from ClearSky Ventures, and Art Coviello from Rally Ventures to join me and Enrico Petrillo on ZeroNorth’s board of directors.
With a broader focus and opportunity and a new brand to match, we’re ready to make proactive security a reality for organizations worldwide.
I’m excited to embark on the new journey of ZeroNorth. Watch this space for more to come.