The problems cybersecurity startups attempt to solve are often a bit ahead of the mainstream. They can move faster than most established companies to fill gaps or emerging needs. Startups can often innovate faster because they are unfettered by an installed base.
The downside, of course, is that startups often lack resources and maturity. It's a risk for a company to commit to a startup's product or platform, and it requires a different kind of customer/vendor relationship. The rewards, however, can be huge if it gives that company a competitive advantage or reduces stress on security resources.
The vendors below represent some of the most interesting startups (defined here as a company founded or emerging from stealth mode in the past two years).
[Editor's note: This article, originally published November 11, 2022, is periodically updated as new startups emerge.]
Valence Security, founded in 2021, offers a platform to remediate SaaS security risks around third-party integration, identity, misconfiguration, and data sharing. The platform provides its own cross-SaaS data and permissions model to help maintain access control. It also comes with a set of automated SaaS security remediation workflows to minimize the need for specialized knowledge to set them up.