BluBracket Launches First Security Solution For Code

By Noah Long ● February 21, 2020
  • BluBracket — the leader in securing code for the enterprise — has introduced its product suite, representing the industry’s first comprehensive security solution for code in the enterprise

BluBracket — the leader in securing code for the enterprise — has introduced its product suite, representing the industry’s first comprehensive security solution for code in the enterprise. And as a testament to its early technical lead in an important new category, BluBracket has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Contest, an annual competition featuring the year’s most innovative and promising cybersecurity startups. And BluBracket also raised a $6.5 million seed round lead by Unusual Ventures with participation by Point72 Ventures, SignalFire and Firebolt Ventures.

Digital environments have become known for being collaborative, open, and complex with developers using code management and sharing sites like GitHub and Stack Overflow and including open source in more than 90% of all new applications. And source code is too valuable of an asset to leave exposed with security and engineering teams having no visibility into where corporate code has been cloned, exposed, or stolen. And as this code makes its way to the cloud, security becomes even more challenging as hackers have noticed these coding environments are an open door into the enterprise with a number of high-profile breaches stemming from code from Uber, AWS, Starbucks, Capital One, etc.

BluBracket has partnered with dozens of CISOs and CTOs over the last year for designing its product suite, giving it an advantage born from real-world expertise. And these companies represent a cross-section of industries including financial services, transportation, entertainment and media, and travel and hospitality.

IDC estimates that the DevOps tools market is forecasted to reach $15 billion in 2023 and it is being driven by continued enterprise adoption of highly automated CI/CD, infrastructure provisioning and DevSecOps. And these innovations have been a boon for speed and innovation, but they weren’t designed for security and security teams have scrambled to adjust.

BluBracket combines deep expertise in enterprise security with innovative and developer-friendly technology. And the BluBracket:CodeInsights and BluBracket:CodeSecure products give companies the key for unlocking software innovation while protecting their enterprise infrastructure and valuable intellectual property.

Key Quotes

“Just as we’ve seen hackers exploit tools like email, they are now exploiting code and code sharing tools like GitHub. For many companies, their intellectual property is now encased within code, not documents. Until now there hasn’t been a tool to secure code that doesn’t interfere with developers’ productivity. We are thrilled that we’ve already been named as an innovator by the 2020 RSAC Sandbox committee. We believe our technology, team, and customers put us ahead in an important category, and we look forward to solving this critical need for our customers.”

– Prakash Linga, CEO of BluBracket

“Code is more valuable and distributed than ever, yet the tools used for cloud-native, modern software development don’t have the insight or control today’s enterprise demands. At Unusual, we look for authentic founders who drive innovation through technology. When we saw the BluBracket vision, combined with the team’s experience, our decision was an easy one. We look forward to accelerating their vision to transform this important new category in cybersecurity.”

-John Vrionis, founder and partner at Unusual Ventures

“Open source code and tools have taken over the software development lifecycle. We’ve seen tremendous innovation driven by these changes, but we’ve also seen traditional models and tools struggle to keep up with the pace set by developers and DevOps. Code security that respects developers’ productivity is a critical need for companies who see software as the foundation of their competitive advantage.”

– Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation and board member at BluBracket

“At Compass, we use technology to drive competitive advantage in everything we do. Securing code is a key piece of our security puzzle, and it’s clear BluBracket’s vision delivers comprehensive security for the modern software development cycle. Code is valuable IP that must be protected, and I’m pleased to work with BluBracket on this important technical innovation.”

– Bill Martiner, Head of Enterprise Technology at Compass Real Estate

“In our business, more and more intellectual property and sensitive information is found in code, yet there are very few solutions in the marketplace designed to protect it. BluBracket understands the challenge that companies like ours face and has built a unique platform to help us protect our data assets.”

– John Terrill, CISO of Point72 Asset Management

“Source code is critical for our business, both in applications we write and in the infrastructure our technology runs on. We’re excited to work with BluBracket on this important solution that protects our valuable IP and our underlying systems. Code is only increasing in importance and in speed to deployment. BluBracket’s knowledge of both development and security has translated to a product that secures this important aspect of our business.”

– John Visneski, Data Protection Officer at The Pokémon Company International