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April 9, 2020
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch  
Investcorp Technology Partners Buys Antivirus and Identity Management Company Avira as Part of Broader Security Consoliation

Investcorp Technology Partners, the PE division of Investcorp Bank, has purchased Avira, a cybersecurity company based out of Germany that provides antivirus, identity management, and other tools both to consumers and as a white-label offering from several big tech brands. The deal is part of a broader security consolidation acquisition play by Investcorp. Although terms of the agreement were not revealed, Travis Witteveen, and ITP’s MD, Gilbert Kamieniecky, both said it gives Avira a total valuation of $180 million.

March 31, 2020
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch  
Cybersecurity Start-Up Axonius Raises $58 Million in Series C Venture Round

Cybersecurity start-up Axonius, which tracks networked assets to ensure they’re following security policies, a big plus in today’s coronavirus-dictated remote working environment, has raised $58 million in a Series C venture funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with previous backers OpenView, Bessemer Venture Partners, YL Ventures, Vertex, and WTI also participating in the round. Axonius is growing at a rapid clip. The company, as of this month, has seen customer growth increase 910% compared to a year ago.

May 15, 2020
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch  
M2M Certificate and Key Management Company Venafi Is Buying UK Kubernetes Startup Jetstack

Venafi, part of the so-called “Silicon Slopes” cluster of startups in Utah and a vendor of certificate and key management for machine-to-machine connections, is acquiring Jetstack, a U.K. startup that helps enterprises migrate and work within Kubernetes and cloud-based ecosystems. Jetstack is also the developer of cert-manager, a popular, open-source native Kubernetes certificate management controller. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

May 7, 2020
Kyle Wiggers / Venture Beat

Kyle Wiggers / Venture Beat  
Threat Remediation Start-Up Dtex Raises $17.5 Million in New Venture Funding Round

Cybersecurity threat remediation provider Dtex said it had raised $17.5 million in a new round of funding led by Northgate Capital with additional participation from existing investors Norwest Venture Partners and Four Rivers Group. Dtex offers a  GDPR-compliant technology called DMAP+ that correlates telemetry, introspection, and predictive modeling to recognize threats based on behavior and patterns.

November 14, 2019
Ingrid Lunden, Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch

Ingrid Lunden, Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch  
Encrypted Messaging Service Wire Reveals Stealth Holding Company Move to U.S. Following $8.2 Million Venture Round, Raises Concerns Among Some Privacy Advocates

Enterprise-focused end-to-end encrypted messaging app and service Wire, which advertises itself as “the most secure collaboration platform,” quietly raised $8.2 million in venture funds from Morpheus Capital in February and moved its holding company in the same month to the US from Luxembourg. The low-key move of the holding company to the U.S. has raised concerns among privacy advocates, although Wire says that customers are licensed and serviced from Wire Switzerland; the software development team is in Berlin, Germany; and hosting remains in Europe. These operations are governed by the EU’s strict GDPR privacy regimes, Wire says. In a blog post, Wire says all of its source code is available for review on GitHub, and it outlined the nature of its end-to-end encryption practices. Wire is also planning to introduce a freemium tier to its existing consumer service, which has half a million users while working on a larger round of funding to fuel more growth of its enterprise business.

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April 1, 2019
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch  
Around 30 Million Downloads, or .04% of All Downloads, From Google Play Were Potentially Harmful Applications in 2018, Android Security Report

In its annual report on Android security and privacy, Google said that 0.04 percent of all downloads from Google Play were classified as potentially harmful applications (PHAs) in 2018, an estimated 30.3 million apps, versus 0.02 percent in 2017, an increase that Google attributes to better tracking on its part. Google said it is making progress on the PHAs that sneak past its barriers noting that “Google Play Protect prevented 1.6 billion PHA installation attempts from outside of Google Play.” For the PHAs that do get downloaded, click fraud apps are the most frequent in terms of distribution and install rates.

April 14, 2019
Ingrid Lunden, Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch

Ingrid Lunden, Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch  
Microsoft Web Mail Services Breached Via Compromise of Customer Support Agent Credentials

Microsoft experienced a breach between January 1 and March 28 affecting its web-based email services, with the attackers compromising accounts for a certain “limited” number of people who use web email services managed by Microsoft, which cover services like @msn.com and @hotmail.com, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. Microsoft sent an email to the affected users on Friday night and has disabled the compromised credentials and blocked the perpetrators’ access. The hackers got into the system by compromising a customer support agent’s credentials. Microsoft told users that it didn’t know what data was viewed by the hackers or why, but warned them they might see more phishing or spam emails as a result.

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April 24, 2019
Ingrid Lunden / Globes

Ingrid Lunden / Globes  
IoT Cybersecurity Start-Up VDOO Raises $32 Million in New Funding Round

Israeli IoT cybersecurity startup VDOO has raised $32 million in a funding round led by WRVI Capital and GGV Capital with strategic investments from NTT DOCOMO, MS&AD Ventures, and Avigdor Willenz. 83North, Dell Technology Capital and David Strohm also participated in the round. VDOO has developed a platform that identifies and fixes security vulnerabilities in IoT devices and then tests to make sure that the fixes work.

June 5, 2019
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch  
Endpoint Security Company SentinelOne Raises $120 Million in Series D Round

Endpoint security company SentinelOne has raised $120 million in a Series D venture round led by Insight Partners, with Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, NextEquity participating, alongside all of the company’s existing investors, which include Third Point Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Data Collective, Sound Ventures and Ashton Kutcher, Tiger Global, Granite Hill and more. Based on its previous estimated valuation of $230 million, this latest infusion implies that SentinelOne is worth more than $330 million, and more likely closer to $500 million.

September 10, 2019
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch  
Developer-Oriented Cybersecurity Start-Up Snyk Raises $70 Million in New Funding Round, Valuation Now $500 Million

London and Boston-based company cybersecurity start-up Snyk, which is developing security tools aimed at developers and the work they do, has closed a $70 million funding round led by Accel with participation from existing investors GV and Boldstart Venture. The three investors along with a fourth investor Heavybit also put $22 million into the company as recently as September 2018 which, at the time, gave the company a $100 million valuation. This latest round pegs the value of the company at $500 million.