Orca Security Recognized by Forbes as One of America’s Best Startup Employers in 2023

Exclusive distinction reinforces Orca’s people-first work culture that empowers employees to succeed, fueling continuous  innovation and market growth

PORTLAND, Ore. – March 7, 2023 Orca Security, the pioneer of agentless cloud security, today announced it has been named to the Forbes 2023 America’s Best Startup Employers list. The annual list recognizes the top startup companies that are committed to maintaining a strong reputation, investing in employee satisfaction, and experiencing steady growth.

Presented by Forbes and market research company Statista, the 2023 list was compiled by evaluating 2,600 American businesses founded between 2013 and 2020 that employ at least 50 people. Companies ranked on Forbes’ America’s Best Startup Employers list are evaluated by three criteria of excellence: employer reputation, employee satisfaction, and growth. Out of all the qualified organizations in the U.S., 500 employers earned this distinction.

“Orca’s secret recipe for success is enabling each one of its team members to innovate. By fostering a culture of collaboration, we continuously challenge ourselves to advance our Platform’s unparalleled coverage and capabilities to better secure our customers’ businesses,” said Avi Shua, CEO and Co-Founder, Orca Security. “We’re incredibly proud to have been awarded Best Startup Employer by Forbes, as our passionate team of innovators continue to grow and shape the future of security.”

The Forbes ranking follows a year of tremendous growth for Orca after more than doubling its employee count. A series of significant corporate milestones contributed to this success. Orca secured a patent for its agentless SideScanning technology, won the SC Award for Best Cloud Security Posture Management solution, achieved FedRAMP Ready status, and was named the AWS Global Security Partner of the Year. With its new API Security, Data Security Posture Management, Cloud Cost Optimization and ChatGPT integration, Orca’s platform advancements continue to deliver the industry’s most complete cloud security platform.

Orca revolutionized cloud security by inventing SideScanning technology in 2019, which many competitors have since tried to imitate. Unlike traditional agent-based solutions, Orca utilizes cloud infrastructure rather than traditional network structure to identify or track assets. The platform collects data directly from cloud workloads’ runtime block storage without the need to install an agent.

This enables customers to deploy the Orca Cloud Security Platform and perform comprehensive cloud security scans in a matter of minutes, identifying cloud risks without the gaps in coverage, performance degradation, and operational costs typical of traditional agent-based solutions. The combined intelligence from cloud workloads, configurations and identities delivered via a single platform yields wide and deep contextual insights, allowing customers to understand how different types of risks can be combined to create dangerous attack paths, rather than looking at each threat in silo.

Orca Security is hiring. To learn about open positions and how to join the Orca Security team, please visit https://orca.security/about/careers/.

About Orca Security

Orca Security is the pioneer of agentless cloud security that is trusted by hundreds of enterprises globally. Orca makes cloud security possible for enterprises moving to and scaling in the cloud with its patented SideScanning™ technology and Unified Data Model. The Orca Cloud Security Platform delivers the world’s most comprehensive coverage and visibility of all risks across the cloud. With continuous first-to-market innovations and expertise, the Orca Platform ensures security teams quickly identify and remediate risks to keep their businesses secure. Connect your first account in minutes: https://orca.security or take the free cloud risk assessment


Susie Dougherty
fama PR for Orca Security
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