Protego Labs Named 2019 Company to Watch by SDTimes

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Company One of Two Serverless Providers Listed While Serverless Application Market Accelerates

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By addressing the vulnerabilities in software created and exposed by serverless technologies, Protego has caught the eye of SD Times and is helping to shape next-generation security tools and practices.

Protego Labs announced today that it was named a “Company to Watch in 2019” by Software Development Times (SDTimes) magazine. Now in its 5th year, the SD Times Companies to Watch list recognizes those companies whose technology is emerging, impactful and growing in influence. Protego Labs is one of two serverless technology companies to make the list.

"By addressing the vulnerabilities in software created and exposed by serverless technologies, Protego has caught the eye of SD Times and is helping to shape next-generation security tools and practices," David Rubinstein, editor-in-chief of SD Times, said.

“Serverless computing is quickly becoming mainstream as more and more companies are realizing both its value and potential,” said TJ Gonen, CEO and cofounder, Protego. “We provide the only pure-play serverless security solution, which enables more companies to bring their serverless applications to market and capitalize on its benefits. We’re honored to be listed by SDTimes, which is one of the most respected tech publications in the world.”

Protego is the first and only platform of its kind that delivers full life-cycle security to serverless applications from deployment to run-time, that can be up and running in just 20 minutes. It works by continuously scanning a company’s serverless infrastructure, including functions, logs, and databases, to help increase the application’s security posture and minimize the attack surface. Using machine-based analysis and deep learning algorithms, Protego builds a model of normal function behavior to effectively detect threats, anomalies, and malicious attacks as they initiate and propagate. Protego also identifies and prevents attacks in real time and provides the "minimum effective dose" of protection in the right place, maximizing your security while minimizing your costs.

Recently, Protego Labs launched a free version of its serverless security solution - complete with all functionality - enabling companies to build secure applications from the get-go and save time by automating complex tasks such as configuration of function permissions. Tiered versions of the platform are also generally available for companies growing their current serverless environments.

The company also spearheaded the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Serverless Top 10. This provisional report was designed to be a first look into the leading risks in serverless security and to serve as a baseline for official OWASP Serverless Top 10. The OWASP Top 10 is the de-facto guide to educate developers, designers, architects, managers, and organizations about the consequences of the most common and most important web application security weaknesses.

Protego is backed by a group of security industry investors, including Ron Gula of Gula Tech Adventures, Glilot Capital Partners, and former RSA CTO, Tim Belcher. Earlier this year, Protego won the Startup Competition for the most innovative cyber initiative at the Cybertech Tel Aviv 2018 Conference and is currently nominated for Best Cybersecurity Startup in the Cyber Excellence Awards.

About Protego
Recognizing the inadequacy of traditional application security paradigms, Protego Labs designed the first comprehensive solution built with the unique constraints and opportunities of serverless in mind. Through continuous serverless security posture, dynamic serverless intelligence, and elastic defense, Protego helps organizations achieve control over the security of their applications. For more information, visit https://www.protego.io/.

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