SA cybersecurity startup Port443 raised undisclosed funding to expand in Africa, Middle East
An undisclosed amount of funding has been secured by South African cybersecurity startup Port443 to aid in its growth in Africa and the Middle East.
Port443, a software development company that specializes in security automations and integrations, takes its name from the common IP network port used for HTTPS traffic. Port443 provides management and technical teams with quick views of the state of their security estate through its custom platforms and OneView dashboards, enabling them to manage vulnerabilities and respond to breaches.
ML Conradie and Tony Walt founded Port443 in August 2021, and among its clients are well-known companies in the Middle East and Africa’s manufacturing, retail, and ISP sectors. From its headquarters in Johannesburg, the company currently maintains thousands of OneView dashboards in addition to hundreds of firewalls for automated compliance.
With additional funding from RMB Ventures, the startup has now received funding from technology investment firm Iziko2.0.
“The funding will be used to expand Port443’s reach further into the Middle East and Africa region by adding key software development personnel, and supporting our marketing, sales and product enhancements for early adopters of next generation automations in cybersecurity,” said Conradie.
“Having worked with ML and Tony for years, we know their business approach and are confident that Port443 will deliver against our mandate. We are also excited about our partnership with RMB Ventures,” said Iziko2.0 co-founder Scott Gibson.