French startup Alsid has raised a $14.7 million funding round (€13 million). The company is working on a security solution to protect your Microsoft Active Directory installation and make sure a hacker can’t access your system.
Idinvest Partners is leading today’s round. Existing investors 360 Capital Partners and Axeleo Capital are also participating.
If you have a corporate laptop or if you access files on your corporate network, chances are your company uses Active Directory. Most companies uses this this directory service to manage users and their access rights. Whenever you enter your login and password on your corporate laptop, macOS or Windows check the Active Directory to see if you have the rights to use this laptop and various corporate services.
Big companies have a hard time managing this directory. They acquire other companies, merge directories and don’t realize that some users end up with very generous access rights. Hackers take advantage of that.
There are some solutions to scan your directory and fix vulnerabilities, but they require admin access. They create a risk as much as a solution. Alsid has a completely different approach.
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