The 10 Hottest Cybersecurity Startups Of 2021

CRN Hottest Cybersecurity List

Applications Take Center Stage

Some of cybersecurity’s best and brightest have in recent years formed companies to address everything from discovering legacy and modern APIs and reveal threats and business abuse hiding inside APIs to securing and controlling access to sensitive data and resources and reducing cyber risk, waste and complexity through managed services.

CRN has identified 10 cybersecurity startups founded since 2019 with at least $6 million in outside funding that stood apart from the pack thanks to new funding, the launch of partner initiatives, or key product enhancements or updates. Five of the top startups are based in Israel, two are based in New York, two are based in California, and one is based in Florida.

These companies are solving security challenges such as thwarting vulnerabilities early in the development life cycle, protecting SaaS applications regardless of device or location, and managing and securing identities, access and privileges. Here’s a look at how the 10 coolest cybersecurity startups have made themselves relevant to partners and customers alike.



DoControl was founded in 2020 and in April closed a $10 million Series A round led by RTP Global to help the company execute its go-to-market strategy by doubling its head count across research and development, sales and marketing. The New York-based company employs 24 people, according to LinkedIn.

The company said it helps enterprises prevent data breaches on SaaS applications while minimizing or eliminating the impact on business enablement. The DoControl platform offers comprehensive asset management to provide critical business insight across users, external collaborators, assets and third-party domains.

DoControl’s data access security policy enforcement prevents data breaches at scale through the consistent application of intuitive, no-code workflows. And the company’s Slack/Teams bot engages with end users on behalf of security or IT teams to enable a self-service remediation path for human errors, malicious activity and data leakage.

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