A Startup Worth Watching
Focus Code Vulnerability Scanning
HQ United Kingdom
Founders Assaf Hefetz
Added to Startups Worth Watching 2016
Snyk helps software-driven organizations find and fix vulnerabilities in open source dependencies and container images. The company is a developer-first security company that helps organizations use open-source code and stay secure. The startup provides a tool that is used by developers to scan their code for vulnerable open-source components. Most enterprise applications incorporate open-source components and consequently are vulnerable to any security exploits that may be hiding in those files. Snyk’s tool flags exploits and gives developers tips on how to fix them. Developers can plug the tool into the existing code editors in which they write their applications and receive alerts about security issues directly inside the interface. The vulnerability alerts that Snyk generates are drawn from an internal database of software security flaws.