Data protection startup Baffle raises $6 million in Series A

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California-based Baffle, which sells a product that enables secure computing for cloud applications, has raised $6 million in a Series A funding round.

The funding was led by Envision Ventures, with participation from ServiceNow Ventures, Thomvest Ventures and Industry Ventures.

The company’s BaffleManager service integrates at the SQL layer on servers in order to constrain how applications access sensitive data. Adding this protection to cloud instances helps limit the damage enterprises would face due to a breach. Even if attackers leverage other vulnerabilities elsewhere in the stack, data protected by Baffle would be encrypted and thus useless once extracted.

“As enterprises accelerate their migration of critical applications to the cloud, the biggest pain-point identified by Chief Security Officers is protection of their sensitive data. Baffle provides an innovative and comprehensive data security solution to address this enterprise need,” said Umesh Padval, Partner at Thomvest Ventures who focuses on cybersecurity investments.

Current Baffle investors True Ventures and Engineering Capital also participated in the round.

The funding will be used to accelerate product development and boost sales and marketing efforts.

Baffle’s product is available on both the Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure marketplaces.

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