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Gil Geron Named New Orca Security CEO

Orca Security, an agentless cloud security provider, has appointed co-founder Gil Geron as CEO, with Avi Shua moving into the newly-created role of Chief Innovation Officer. The move will align both co-founders with their passions for customer success and continuous innovation, respectively, and position the company to maintain its leadership and rapid growth in the Cloud-Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP) market.


Orca Security has experienced significant momentum recently, securing a patent for its agentless SideScanning technology, being recognized as a top startup employer by Forbes, and named the AWS Global Security Partner of the Year. The company was also recognized by Gartner as a representative vendor for CNAPP in its 2023 Market Guide for Cloud-Native Application Protection Platforms, while Frost & Sullivan honored Orca with the 2023 Customer Value Leadership Award (CNAPP). Orca's strategic partnership with ThreatOptix to deliver agent-based protection of cloud-native applications, as well as Data Security Posture Management, Cloud Cost Optimization, and ChatGPT integration, means that its platform continues to deliver the industry's most complete cloud security offering.


Oren Yunger, Partner at GGV and Orca Security Board Member, said, "The driving forces behind the company's success from day one are Gil and Avi, who've been going above and beyond to realize their vision for Orca's innovative platform. We're excited to watch them continue doing so in their new roles, taking Orca to even greater heights."


Gil Geron said, "From day one at Orca, my passion has always been solving real-world cloud security problems for customers and enabling their success. At the same time, a core part of our DNA has been to push the boundaries of how cloud security should look, which is Avi's passion - as proven by his SideScanning patent achievement. Aligning our strengths with our roles in the company ensures that Orca not only is the best cloud security platform in the world but also the most loved."


Orca Security's platform advancements continue to deliver the industry's most comprehensive cloud security platform, with the company offering Data Security Posture Management, Cloud Cost Optimization, ChatGPT integration, and ThreatOptix's agent-based protection of cloud-native applications. The company's strategic moves are set to position it for continued growth and leadership in the Cloud-Native Application Protection Platform market.

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