Below is our recent interview with Paul Bleicher from Sqreen:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to Sqreen?
A: Sqreen is the industry’s first provider of Application Security Management (ASM), unifying application security needs into one single platform, giving over 500 companies unprecedented visibility and protection in production. Sqreen enables developers, operations and security teams to scale their security without impacting engineering velocity.
Q: You’ve recently announced $14m in Series A round; could you tell us something more?
A: Yes, we recently announced a $14m in Series A led by Greylock Partners with Y Combinator and previous investors Alven and Point Nine also participating. To date, Sqreen has raised more than $18 million in total funding.
This additional funding will allow us to scale our team and expand our market penetration.
Q: Could you explain the function and advantages of your monitoring and protection software?
A: Sqreen is easy to use and deploy. With no software code modifications, Sqreen can be up and running and protect any web application in under five minutes. Its unique hybrid SaaS architecture allows instant and safe deployment through smart microagents, without having to redirect traffic or install complex on-premises software.
Sqreen goes beyond the HTTP layer and uses dynamic instrumentation logic to detect malicious activities within the application. It provides unprecedented visibility into web application security and risk, down to the code level. Dynamic protection modules – ranging from runtime application self-protection (RASP), to in-app web application firewall (WAF), account takeover (ATO) protection – can be enabled with just one click. Sqreen’s RASP module is the most broadly deployed in the world.
Q: Who are the primary users of Sqreen and what are some of the key challenges you are helping them solve?
A: Today, Sqreen is used by either fast-growing engineering teams or security teams in larger companies.
Engineering teams can implement a powerful security solution without impacting development speed. It provides actionable security insights, helps to become compliant and offers one-click protection modules that cover the most critical threats.
On the other hand, security teams leverage Sqreen to scale their security efforts. It allows them to partner with engineers and to get visibility and control over attacks and vulnerabilities they never knew existed.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: We will double the team in the next coming months and add a few new exciting capabilities to our Application Security Management platform. We’re on a mission democratize security and bring transparency to a historically opaque industry.