Prophet Security emerges out of stealth with $11 million in seed funding to supercharge security operations

Kamal Shah
Kamal Shah
April 23, 2024

Vibhav and I are thrilled to announce the official launch of Prophet Security, with $11M in seed financing from Bain Capital Ventures (BCV), along with individual investments from security leaders and angel investors. Our mission is clear: empower security operations teams by automating manual, repetitive tasks, allowing analysts and engineers to focus on security tasks that truly matter.

Why Prophet Security?

Over the past seven months, we have spoken with over 160 CISOs and security leaders to understand the evolving challenges in AI and Security. Our learnings from these conversations convinced us that the pain and urgency to address challenges facing security operations teams has reached a tipping point, and AI has vast potential to transform it.

Almost universally, CISOs cited alert fatigue, escalating costs, and inability to scale due to team capacity constraints as major challenges. What’s more surprising, however, is the toll it’s taking on team morale and increased attrition. Shockingly, the average tenure of a security analyst has plummeted from 24 months to 15 months. Additionally, SOAR tools have failed to deliver as they require significant upfront investments to manually build and maintain playbooks and integrations. Out of the 160 security leaders we engaged with, only a meager 3 expressed satisfaction with their SOAR implementation. As one CISO put it succinctly, “SOAR has not lived up to its promise. Period.”

Moreover, our past experiences at StackRox (acquired by Red Hat), has given us first-hand insight into the challenges of managing alerts with the influx of new security tools.

Introducing Prophet AI for Security Operations

Prophet AI is our answer to these challenges. By harnessing AI, we have developed a solution that dramatically reduces the time and resources required to triage, investigate, and respond to security alerts. With Prophet AI, security operations teams can expect:

  • Lower MTTR: Prophet AI synthesizes incoming security alerts, correlates data from various sources, and analyzes them with lightning speed, resulting in a 10x reduction in MTTR.  
  • Lower risk: Prophet AI automatically prioritizes high priority alerts, ensuring critical threats are addressed promptly, thereby lowering organizational risk.  
  • Higher impact: By eliminating manual, repetitive tasks, Prophet AI improves analyst productivity, allowing them to focus on strategic security initiatives. 
  • Higher ROI: Acting on alerts faster means organizations get more of their existing security tools, leading to a higher return on investment.

Why now? 

We were driven by two undeniable shifts that propelled us to action. Firstly, technological advancements in generative AI and Large Language Models (LLMs) have unlocked the potential to develop intelligent agents equipped with data reasoning capabilities. These agents can automate alert investigations with the speed and precision necessary for effective security operations. 

Secondly, on the industry front, adversaries are harnessing generative AI to elevate the sophistication and impact of their cyberattacks. This disturbing trend renders traditional approaches to threat detection and response ineffective. In light of these developments, it’s clear that embracing generative AI technologies is not just advantageous but imperative for organizations striving to defend against evolving threats in cybersecurity. 

What makes us different? 

Data privacy underscores every aspect of our interaction with customer data. Our privacy-first architecture ensures that customer data remains secure, with flexible deployment options tailored to meet the needs of an organization. Furthermore, we have addressed data leakage concerns by ensuring that our customers’ raw sensitive data is never used to train our models. 

Prophet AI is not a black box. Our transparency-centric architecture ensures that all the evidence supporting our determination is available to the security analyst for review as needed. Finally Prophet AI isn’t meant to automate away human analysts, but rather to augment and amplify their capacity and productivity while keeping them firmly in control.

Join the movement

Prophet Security is currently deployed at a handful of customers in high tech, financial services and healthcare industries as part of our early access program. To get started, customers simply need to provide read-only API access to a couple of their security tools (e.g. SIEM, IDP, Cloud Platforms, EDR, Security Data Lakes). Prophet AI immediately starts investigating alerts and provides results in the Prophet AI Investigation Workbench.

To get early access to Prophet AI, please register here

A heartfelt thank you

Prophet Security would not be possible without the generosity of security leaders who took time out of their busy schedules to engage with us, share their invaluable insights, and offer feedback. To each of you, we extend our deepest gratitude. 

Our heartfelt thank you to our investors and advisors spearheaded by Enrique Salem, Aaref Hilaly, and Rak Garg at Bain Capital Ventures. Your guidance and insights have been invaluable as we begin to build an enduring company.

Lastly, a monumental thank you to our amazing Propheteers who have embarked on this journey with us. Your unwavering dedication to building the best product and ensuring the success of our early access program customers is truly commendable. It is our great privilege to work with you every single day. 


Vibhav and Kamal

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