I’m excited to announce that Zilla Security has closed a $13.5M Series A venture round with Tola Capital, FirstMark Capital, and Pillar VC.
Zilla’s mission is to automate identity security for organizations of all sizes and help businesses grow their cloud footprint with control and confidence. Our success over the last year makes us the fastest growing identity security platform in the market. But what, exactly, is identity security?
A lot has changed over the years. For a long time, security was mostly about keeping the bad guys out of our networks. In fact, back in the 80s, the network became the computer, and over the next couple of decades, network security evolved to become the foundation of an enterprise security practice.
Today, the cloud is the computer, and increasingly identity security is synonymous with security!
Does the corporate network even matter much anymore? Not really, except for on-premises data centers still waiting for the lift-and-shift to the cloud.
In the cloud-first, zero-trust world where we live, the security vectors that matter the most are identity and access. The critical elements organizations must address are – What makes an identity trustworthy? And, what access should be granted to a trusted identity? Unfortunately, in reality these two elements represent two very different, yet related challenges.
The first challenge organizations face is maintaining identity profiles, establishing trust in identities through authentication, and enabling standards-based authentication flows to support SSO. Fundamentally, this is a business enablement and IT operational efficiency challenge. It’s the exact problem identity and SSO providers solve.
The second challenge is ensuring that cloud applications, databases, and infrastructure are configured so that the right identities get the right access and nothing more. And, accomplishing this despite constant changes in cloud infrastructure, business requirements, and identity, application and data resource life cycles. This is the precise problem that identity security solves.
Identity security is all about enabling, securing, and managing the access that all trusted identities – humans, machines, and APIs – have to enterprise resources. In fact, identity security solutions complement Identity and SSO providers by delivering four key components:
While the shift to the cloud has made identity the new perimeter, digital transformation is driving identity as the critical unifying factor in the enterprise. Through identity, digital transformation is providing employees, partners, and customers with controlled access to the resources they need, and facilitating collaboration.
Both of these trends have significant implications.
What organizations need is a unified, holistic, identity security solution that assigns, monitors, and remediates access on a continuous basis. It includes:
Zilla delivers an identity security solution focused on comprehensive security and compliance that is automated and easy to use. Our platform combines identity governance with cloud security to deliver access visibility, reviews, lifecycle management, and policy-based security remediation.
Zilla’s no-code integration with SaaS applications like Salesforce, cloud infrastructure like AWS, and cloud databases like Databricks, is unparalleled. Robotic automation, a key pillar of our integration strategy, enables us to monitor and configure all your web-based applications, even those that don’t have security APIs. Zilla’s self-learning, intelligent automation easily handles cloud scale and dramatically reduces your cost of ownership. But the best part, with Zilla, your team is in the drivers seat, not expensive, third-party professional services consultants!
Give us a try. Contact us today and see what we can do for you.