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Cerby Emerges From Stealth With Security Platform for Unmanageable Apps

California-based company Cerby on Monday announced that it has emerged from stealth mode with a security platform for unmanageable applications, as well as $12 million in seed funding.

Cerby aims to provide a solution that creates a balance between allowing employees to use the applications they need to do their job and the enterprise being able to address shadow IT risks and secure its systems.

The company has commissioned a survey of 500 business professionals in North America and the UK. The study found that a vast majority of respondents want to have full control over the applications they use for work-related purposes, and 51% said they have continued using preferred applications even after they were specifically banned by their employer.

Cerby wants to address this problem with a platform that can help organizations secure their systems while enabling employees to use the applications they need.

Employees can register their own applications and the platform helps ensure they are securely configured and that they don’t violate any security policies.

Cerby platform

Cerby was founded by Belsasar Lepe (CEO) and Vidal González (CTO), and it has been operating in stealth mode since 2020. It claims several major companies, including Fox and L’Oréal, have been using its solutions.

Cerby has raised $12 million in seed funding from Ridge Ventures, Bowery Capital, Okta Ventures, Salesforce Ventures and others. This investment brings the total raised by the firm to $15.5 million.

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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.