oak9 on Wednesday announced the launch of its Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) security platform, backed by a $5.9 million seed funding round.
IaC is the process of managing and provisioning of infrastructure through code instead of through manual processes.
Founded in 2019 in Chicago, oak9 helps secure cloud-native applications through seamless integration into the software development lifecycle.
The company’s platform includes continuous monitoring capabilities to alert developers when security-relevant changes are made to their application, and enables them to visualize IaC and make security design changes through a simple drag-and-drop interface.
Oak9 designed its platform with pre-built Security as Code blueprints to ensure compatibility with multiple architectures and cloud providers.
The new capital, oak9 says, will be used for research and development and to acquire new customers.
The seed funding round was led by Menlo Ventures and also received participation from Hyde Park Angels and Uncorrelated Ventures.
“oak9 […] supports both accelerated delivery and comprehensive security. We need to shift left even further than many organizations have considered to build security into product design. We need to go beyond just keywords and components to analyze security more comprehensively across the entire architecture. And we need continuous, dynamic monitoring to achieve ongoing security,” Raj Datta, CEO of oak9, said.