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Avant cuts IaC security review time by 50%

Design Gaps Remediated

Resources Monitored



Manual Audits, Little time 

Avant engineers had a misconfiguration tool yielding poor results.

Avant’s security and DevOps teams had to perform manual validations on results from the misconfiguration tool, “taking up a ridiculous amount of time”. 

Fast and Secure Devops with oak9 

  • Avant reduced security review time by more than 50% in the first week 
  • Avant realized a 280% ROI in the first 3 months with oak9 
  • Avant engineers have confidence in security and compliance results
  • Engineers are happy – “I don’t need to be the security expert” 


Lines of Terraform



Avant is a financial technology (FinTech) company founded in 2012 changing the online lending industry. Avant’s mission is to lower the barriers of borrowing. Avant has connected over 1.5 million customers to over $7.5 billion in loans, and 700,000 credit cards.

Cloud Native Security Uniquely Delivered as-Code

  • Avant uses oak9’s Security as Code best practices
  • oak9 provides always-on compliance
  • oak9 analyzes Avant’s Terraform in GitHub and Jenkins
  • Misconfigurations and drifts are sent to engineers on Slack
  • Engineers review and remediate design gaps through pull requests (code fixes)
  • Interactive cloud infrastructure map to quickly identify critical security gaps in the app’s architecture design


oak9 secures cloud native infrastructure for developers. Like the strength and resilience of an oak tree, oak9 removes the complexity of cloud native security to bring our customers to the state of cloud 9, blissful happiness.

oak9 is a Built In 2022 Start-up to Watch and Top 11 Fastest Growing Company in Chicago. oak9 also ranks as number 36 in the Top 100 Best Places to Work in Chicago.

oak9 is backed by Menlo Ventures, HPA, Cisco Investments, and Morgan Stanley. oak9 is a partner to AWS, Azure, HITRUST, and HashiCorp, natively supporting Terraform. Keep in touch with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok and Youtube.