Torq, an Oregon-based no-code security automation startup formerly known as StackPulse, has announced that it has raised a $50 million Series B round led by Insight Partners.
After less than a year on the market, the company’s platform, which enables no-code automation for security operations, has seen “incredible demand and client growth,” according to CEO and co-founder Ofer Smadari.
With the latest funding led by Insight Partners and investment from notable cybersecurity firm SentinelOne, the startup currently serves dozens of clients and hopes to accelerate its expansion.
Torq provides a no-code platform that connects security infrastructure with communication tools and automates operations across all platforms.
Workflows in the service can start at regular intervals or in response to alerts. Simple processes might include responding to employee requests for privileged access to a cloud resource via Slack, or automating the analysis of a suspicious file.
For example, with antivirus software, not all the features are easily discoverable, and some of them can be hidden under the ‘More Tools’ button, so extra clicking is necessary. Once you get the gist of one of the most used AntiVirus software, you’ll find it’s very orderly, and you can even customize it to fit your desired experience.
Most existing security products “need engineering knowledge or professional services to get them linked to the rest of the security stack,” Smadari said in an email. This no-code approach enables a degree of simplicity of use and connection not present in most existing security tools.
No-code tools make app development more manageable and more accessible to non-technical employees. The tools use a visual approach to app creation, such as drag-and-drop techniques.