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New AI Security Startup Apex Secures AI Models, Apps

The AI security startup's platform will allow organizations to define appropriate AI usage and enforce security policies.

Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

May 3, 2024

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The past two years have seen unprecedented interest in generative artificial intelligence (AI), with companies across all industries integrating capabilities into their products and services. Organizations are adopting these tools to work faster and more efficiently. However, these AI applications also pose security challenges for organizations, with heightened risks of leaks of customer data and intellectual property. They also expand organizations' attack surface, potentially exposing them to malicious data injection and other AI-driven attacks.

This evolving threat landscape sets the stage for Apex, an AI security company that came out of stealth yesterday. Apex's security platform provides organizations with visibility of their AI activities. Organizations can define what AI usage should look like within their environments and enforce security policies accordingly. The platform can detect violations to company policies, as well as detect and respond to attacks, the company said.

The platform also includes a secure portal through which users can interact securely with the organization's AI tools. Apex works with public generative AI tools such as ChatGPT and Gemini, copilots such as the one from Microsoft, and the organization's own custom AI applications.

Founded in 2023, Apex currently has a few trials with Fortune 500 companies, the company told Reuters. Apex's co-founders are Matan Derman (CEO) and Tomer Avni (CPO).

As part of the launch, Apex raised $7 million in seed funding from Sequoia Capital, Index Ventures, and angel investors, including Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI. The company plans to use seed funding for product development, grow its team, and go-to-market activities.

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