Funding

Oak9 announced the debut of its Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) security platform on Wednesday, backed by a seed funding round of $5.9 million.

IaC refers to the process of managing and supplying infrastructure using code rather than manual methods.

Oak9, based in Chicago, assists in the secure creation of cloud-native apps by integrating seamlessly into the software development lifecycle.

The company’s platform offers continuous monitoring capabilities that notify developers when security-relevant changes are made to their application, as well as a simple drag-and-drop interface that allows them to view IaC and make security design adjustments.

To ensure compatibility with a variety of architectures and cloud providers, Oak9 created its platform with pre-made Security as Code blueprints.

According to oak9, the fresh funds will be utilised for research and development as well as the acquisition of new clients.

Menlo Ventures led the seed round, which included participation from Hyde Park Angels and Uncorrelated Ventures.

“oak9 […] provides both rapid delivery and robust security,” says the company. To include security into product design, we must move even further to the left than many firms have explored. To examine security more completely throughout the entire architecture, we need to look beyond keywords and components. And to maintain continuing security, we need constant, dynamic monitoring,” stated Raj Datta, CEO of oak9.