Web App Security: Orca Security takes over RapidSec

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The cloud cyber security startup Orca Security Ltd. has acquired the Israeli web application security company RapidSec Ltd

Orca Security announces the acquisition of RapidSec. Founded in 2020, RapidSec offers a software-as-a-service platform that enables fast web security in a self-service process. The service, which aims to help companies improve their web security situation quickly, generates strong security headers and a Content Security policy (CSP) without affecting a website.

Using CSP and security headers, RapidSec improves the security situation through “Ace audits” on the scanners used by customers. The service monitors and protects access from threats with Slack and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) alerts for cross-site scripting, clickjacking and Magecart with robust threat detection.

The service can be implemented within minutes by manually setting HTTP headers, the RapidSec application programming interface or ready-made integrations.
Notable RapidSec customers include Dun & Bradstreet Corp. and Konica Minolta Inc.

“The vision of Orca Security is and will remain a cloud security solution that works for customers and enables companies to grow securely in the cloud,” explains Avi Shua, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Orca Security . “The acquisition enables us to further expand our platform”.

This is Orca’s first acquisition since its inception in 2019. Orca itself has secured $632 million to date. The company first achieved Unicorn status in March 2021, before raising $550 million in an extended Series C round in October at a valuation of $1.8 billion.

Orca’s technology provides a comprehensive insight into a company’s cloud infrastructure by reading the runtime block storage of a virtualized workload “out of band”. The technology then compares the image with information coming from each cloud provider’s application programming interfaces and treats each customer’s cloud infrastructure as a cohesive network of assets.

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