Argon, a new security startup securing the modern software delivery process, has emerged from stealth mode as the unified security solution that protects all stages of the the continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline and ensures the integrity of the software development lifecycle (SDLC).

Argon is launching with 15 employees after raising more than $4 million (USD) in initial funding led by Hyperwise Ventures.

“The massive effect of the SolarWinds’ IT management software breach that began when hackers compromised one of its software updates, signaled the birth of a new cyberattack surface that organizations are not equipped to defend,” said Eilon Elhadad, CEO, Argon.

“Our solution provides full visibility into the development environment and protects our customers from bad actors who seek to plant malicious code or tamper with the native behaviour and uptime of the applications,” Elhadad added.

Argon connects to the existing CI/CD pipelines via an agentless implementation and instantly maps the development environment, assets, and user activities. The solution prioritizes and automates remediation of alerts according to security best practices and compliance rules, ensuring zero trust deployment.

Argon’s code-tampering detection technology performs validity checks on every step of the CI/CD process to confirm no tampering has occurred.

Several cybersecurity angel investors have joined Hyperwise Ventures, including Shlomo Kramer, the founder of Check Point, Imperva, and Cato Networks; Zohar Alon, Founder of Dome9; Giora Yaron, chairman of Amdocs Technology Committee; Avery More, venture partner at Menlo Ventures; and Harel Kodesh, a former partner at Silver Lake.

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