Cybersecurity startup Seal Security emerges from stealth with $7.4m seed round to streamline open source vulnerability remediation

Cybersecurity startup Seal Security emerges from stealth with $7.4m seed round to streamline open source vulnerability remediation

Published: 13-02-2024 15:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau | hits: 2225 | Tags:

Cybersecurity startup Seal Security, announced it has emerged from stealth with $7.4 million seed funding round led by Vertex Ventures Israel, with participation from Crew Capital, PayPal Alumni Fund, and Cyber Club London.

Software supply chain attacks are on the rise, and security vulnerabilities are outpacing current remediation efforts, leaving security teams and developers overwhelmed. Organizations are faced with the challenge of managing thousands of vulnerabilities despite the availability of current market solutions. Seal Security is the first company to leverage generative AI to provide its customers with a unique remediation solution to this growing challenge. 

Itamar Sher, CEO and Co-founder of Seal Security: "Open source software is at the core of almost every innovation, yet securing it requires tremendous amounts of manual labor and cross-department collaboration. We tackle this problem head-on by enabling security teams to automate and scale their vulnerability remediation. Seal Security provides organizations with centralized control over the vulnerability patching process - without requiring involvement from R&D - reducing the MTTR from months to hours."

Tami Bronner, Partner, Vertex Ventures Israel: "We are all familiar with successful SCA tools, which are trying to help companies stay secure while using open source. Yet, the same issue keeps coming up, the output of these platforms often overwhelms users with a large list of vulnerabilities and remediation steps. The unique benefit of Seal Security is that it not only identifies vulnerabilities but also ensures seamless fixes. Seal's team's unique expertise in vulnerabilities enables organizations to leverage open source and remain secure without having to put any effort into it."

Seal Security leverages the latest advancements in Large Language Models (LLMs), to create an automated pipeline that significantly increases their patching capacity. This innovative approach provides access to security patches across five programming languages, enabling organizations to remediate over 95 percent of critical and high severity vulnerabilities identified in the last five years. These patches are fully compatible, enabling seamless remediation of vulnerabilities in both direct and transitive dependencies, without relying on public maintainers. The open source patches are continuously maintained, tested, and verified for production use and are available on GitHub, offering transparency and fostering community collaboration.

Yul Bahat, Director of Cybersecurity, Kiteworks: "Seal Security's solution has been transformative in helping us secure our open source dependencies. It empowers our security teams with standalone patches, enabling prompt resolution of critical and high security issues. Implementing this solution has been instrumental in maintaining FedRAMP compliance. Their approach has allowed us to handle vulnerabilities associated with CentOS EoL packages, and reinforce our existing protections."

Daniel Dines, Co-founder and General Partner, Crew Capital: "Open source components are foundational to software development, and organizations face significant challenges in managing libraries with critical vulnerabilities. These challenges have a significant impact on business outcomes. Seal Security addresses this market demand with a solution that streamlines security patch management, allowing its customers to effectively eliminate vulnerabilities."

Currently, the solution is deployed in major organizations and Fortune 100 companies are already using the solution to supercharge their AppSec and product security programs.