Security-as-code startup Jit emerges from stealth with $38.5M seed funding

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jita startup that helps developers automate product security by codifying their security plans and workflows as code that can then be managed in a code repository like GitHub, today announced a $38.5 million seed round led by bold start, with the participation of Insight Partners, Tiger Global, TeachAviv and a number of strategic business angels. The company was incubated FXPBoston-Israeli venture startup studio

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With this announcement, Jit also comes out of hiding and announces the addition of former Puppet CTO and Cloud Foundry Foundation CEO. Abby Kearns to its advisory board.

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“Cybersecurity leaders are adding more tools faster than their teams can implement, configure, and configure—increasing risk spending,” said Jit CTO David Melamed. “Creating a security plan or program is too time-consuming for high-speed development teams and products. Jit optimizes technical security for engineering teams through compliance flags while reducing costs. We offer the simplest approach to implementing DevSecOps, where product security is built into the software from the very beginning, and there is also the ability to constantly support it in a language that developers can understand – in the code.

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The idea behind Jit is to offer what the company calls “Minimum Viable Security” (MVS). By default, the service offers developers MVS plans, in which the minimum is already codified set of tools and the workflows they will need to secure their applications and the infrastructure they run on.

“Instead of researching, customizing, implementing, and doing the work of integrating open source security tools into your CI/CD stacks and pipelines, the security research team at jit took time curate and select tools that will provide the first line of defense for your applications without having to figure it out on your own,” the company explains.

The company says its approach also means that developers will only be alerted if there are critical vulnerabilities that they need to address immediately and can then fix in their existing workflows. The tool will generate automatic security checks inside pull requests or find incorrect AWS settings or issues with security controls for third party services such as npm-audit.

With this, the service can also make it easier for businesses to start gap analysis for a range of compliance programs such as SOC2 or ISO 27001 by providing them with a dashboard that displays their current status.

“With the rapid growth in the number of applications being developed and managed, product security needs to be simple and easy to use in code, as well as work within current CI/CD pipelines,” said Ed Sim, Founder and Managing Partner at boldstart. enterprises. “Jit ensures that modern engineering teams can build secure cloud applications to their design while making continuous security easier. Jit is unique in that it integrates various open source security tools while fully integrating security as code into a developer’s current workflow.”

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