Wiz CEO on the Need to Consolidate Cloud Security Technology

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Assaf Rappaport on Joining Cloud Detection, Vulnerability and Misconfiguration Data Michael Novinson (MichaelNovinson) • February 3, 2023     Assaf Rappaport, co-founder and CEO, Wiz (Image: Wiz)

The cloud security market landscape has long been fragmented, and different vendors attempt to separately address containers, serverless and vulnerabilities, says Wiz CEO Assaf Rappaport.

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Consolidating detection, vulnerability and misconfiguration data in a single place reduces the noise for clients and allows an effective cloud security platform to be built, Rappaport says. In addition, the cloud has revolutionized the way security issues get addressed: Security teams are limited to finding the problem or risk, and developers actually solve or remediate the issue, he says (see: How to Mitigate Emerging Security Threats Against the Cloud).

“What helped us reach this $100 million annual recurring revenue milestone in such a fast way is thinking about the cloud security problem as a platform,” Rappaport says. “Our approach to the market is: Bring all the signals into one place, reduce the noise, build trust with the developers and the DevOps teams, and bring them only what’s top of mind or important for them.”

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Rappaport also discusses:

Why clients prefer a pure-play CNAPP such as Wiz to a broad security platform; Why Wiz’s agentless approach is better than an agent-based approach; Why posture management should be

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