Over the last few years, I was offered to join a number of early stage startups. While the teams were always technologically savvy, I felt all of them were lacking one of the following:
When Adam (Co Founder and CEO of DoControl) first shared with me what DoControl is all about, it instantly ticked all the boxes. I started to spot everyday examples where me and my colleagues were being “part of the problem.” I was surprised to learn how lacking the existing tools are, in terms of visibility and remediation. I was even more surprised to see what kind of sensitive assets were left exposed.
Realizing that nowadays companies use dozens or hundreds of SaaS applications daily, it was clear that unmanaged data access in SaaS apps is a major problem for organizations of different sizes, shapes and industries.
Liel, our CTO, is an avid advocate for serverless architecture and cloud managed services. When we first discussed the architecture principles for the DoControl system, I was blown away and excited to join. Our production system today uses many AWS services: Step Functions and Lambda as the main compute units, EventBridge and SQS for messaging and queuing, Kinesis for streaming, S3 for storage, DynamoDB, Aurora RDS and Redshift for various DB needs, IAM for identity management and RBAC and many many more.
Though having its learning curve and overhead, our decision to go serverless-first enables us to move fast and build a robust and scalable system while mainly focusing on our business domain.
Prior to joining DoControl, I was working for one of Israel’s fastest growing unicorns. During my years over there, I was fortunate to build successful products and lead strong R&D teams, however by the time I joined most of the company’s foundations were already laid out. Joining a company in its early stages, where everything that you do has a significant impact on both the R&D and business, is a truly empowering and rewarding experience.
For me, the most rewarding moments are when our customers first see our overview report of their SaaS assets. This is the “You’ve got my attention” moment, which is followed by “OK, how do I solve this?.”
It’s awesome! I’m kinda biased, but we have some truly hilarious, smart and creative people onboard.
Our mission is to allow our customers to balance SaaS security with business enablement. We will keep listening to our customers and provide more sophisticated technology to deliver on our mission.
This stat comes from the industry report we published earlier this year: The Immense Risk of Unmanaged SaaS Data Access. It’s a great read. We recommend you check it out.