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build.security Emerges From Stealth With Authorization Policy Management Platform

build.security, an Israel-based company that has been developing an authorization policy management platform, emerged from stealth mode on Wednesday with $6 million in seed funding.

build.security was founded by Amit Kanfer, who will serve as CEO, and Dekel Braunstein, who will serve as CTO. The company’s headquarters are in Tel Aviv, Israel, but it’s also expanding to the United States for marketing and sales.

build.security’s platform, which the company expects to become generally available in the second or third quarter of 2021, is described as an authorization policy management platform powered by the open source authorization engine Open Policy Agent (OPA), and it aims to help developers address the challenges associated with implementing role-based access controls (RBAC) and attribute-based access controls (ABAC) in enterprise applications.

The solution can be used to create, distribute, manage and test access policies, including user-to-application, service-to-service, employee-to-internal access, and data access policies.

The platform is designed to help developers eliminate potential vulnerabilities by providing full visibility into policy enforcement, fine-grained access controls, and decoupled logic. Developers can implement access policies using either a drag-and-drop policy builder or a declarative language (i.e. plain English).

Build.security platform

The company says its platform has a simple architecture, with two main components: the control plane component, which is in its cloud, and a container that needs to run on-premises next to the developed application.

build.security says its solution is easy to deploy, it can also be used for existing applications that already have an authorization process, and it can be used by enterprises of all sizes. The platform can be integrated with various types of data sources, including ElasticSearch, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, GitHub, and Auth0, as well as the JIRA and ServiceNow ticketing systems. As for identity provider integrations, the platform works with G Suite, Active Directory and Okta.

The company says it will offer a premium version of its platform for enterprises, as well as a free solution for developers. The platform will also enable users to build use-cases and policies and share them with others.

build.security’s seed funding round, closed in April, was led by YL Ventures, with participation from CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz and several other cybersecurity leaders.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.