Zenity is the first and only governance and security platform for low-code/no-code applications. It creates a win-win environment where IT and information security can give business and pro developers the freedom and independence they want in order to continue pushing their business forward while retaining full visibility and control. Today it was announced a $5 million seed funding round of Zenity led by Vertex Ventures and UpWest. A number of investors, including the former CISO of Google, Gerhard Eschelbeck, and the former CIO of SuccessFactors, Tom Fisher, also participated in this round.
The company was founded in Israel this year. Its both co-Founders, CEO Ben Kliger and CTO Michael Bargury, previously worked on the Azure and cloud security teams at Microsoft. The Zenity platform helps businesses build a catalog of low-code/no-code apps in their organization, mitigate potential issues, and set up a governance policy for their organization that can then be automatically enforced. The company argues that as employees start building their own applications and adopt tools like RPA, this new class of applications also opens up new avenues for potential breaches and ransomware attacks. But the methods of traditional security services don’t transfer to low-code/no-code applications, yet the need for a tool like this is only growing, especially given that most of the developers that use don’t have a security background (or maybe any software development background at all).
“Companies are heavily adopting Low-Code/No-Code, without realizing the risks it employs nor their part in the shared responsibility model. We empower CIOs and CISOs to seamlessly govern their Low-Code/No-Code applications and prevent unintentional data leaks, disturbance to business continuity, compliance risks or malicious breaches.”
Ben Kliger, Co-founder and CEO, Zenity