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April 9, 2020
Paul Sawers / Venture Beat

Paul Sawers / Venture Beat  
Cloud Giant Box Adds Advanced Security Solutions in Box Shield As Working From Home, COVID-19 Scams Put Pressure on Cloud-Based Security

With COVID-19 creating a fertile landscape to exploit workers at home who rely on cloud-based solutions, cloud giant Box announced it is adding automated malware detection and controls in Box Shield, the company’s advanced security solution for protecting content in the cloud. The new capabilities expand Box protection in three ways: enabling safe preview and online editing of files in Box while displaying the security risk to end-users, automatically restricting downloading and sharing of malicious files to prevent the spread to more users and devices and generating alerts to notify security teams when a file uploaded to Box contains malware.

May 19, 2020
Paul Sawers / Venture Beat

Paul Sawers / Venture Beat  
Attack Interception and Defense Start-Up Confluera Raises $20 Million in Series B Round

Real-time attack interception and defense company Confluera raised $20 million in an oversubscribed Series B round led by Icon Ventures. Other investors in the round include Harpoon Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, John W. Thompson, and Lane Bess. Confluera aims to turn security analysts into cyber defenders by enabling them to stop breaches in their tracks.

April 28, 2020
Paul Sawers / Venture Beat

Paul Sawers / Venture Beat  
Passwordless Authentication Startup Secret Double Octopus Raises $15 Million in Series B Venture Round

Israeli passwordless authentication startup Secret Double Octopus has raised $15 million in a Series B funding round that included Sony Financial Ventures, KDDI, Global Brain, Jerusalem Venture Partners, Benhamou Global Ventures, Liberty Media, Iris Capital, and Yaniv Tal. Secret Double Octopus offers as its main product Octopus Authenticator, a password-free, keyless authentication technology to protect identity and data across cloud, mobile, and “internet of things” environments.

April 16, 2020
Paul Sawers / Venture Beat

Paul Sawers / Venture Beat  
Threat Assessment Company Awake Security Raises $36 Million in Series C Round

Awake Security, a cybersecurity platform that analyzes network traffic to identify and assess internal and external threats, has raised $36 million in a Series C round of funding led by Evolution Equity Partners, with participation from Greylock Partners, Energize Ventures, Liberty Global Ventures, and Bain Capital Ventures. Awake says it gives companies visibility into all the devices, users, and applications across its network, leaning on machine learning to spot anomalous behaviors based on historical activity.

June 10, 2019
Paul Sawers / Venture Beat

Paul Sawers / Venture Beat  
Data Privacy Protection Software Company Privatar Raises $40 Million in Series B Round

London-based data privacy protection software start-up Privatar has raised $40 million in a Series B round of funding led by Accel, with participation from Partech, Salesforce Ventures, IQ Capital, and 24Haymarket. Privatar’s platform aims to facilitate companies’ ability to leverage large, sensitive data sets while ensuring compliance with regulations and ethical data principles. Its three main products are Privitar Publisher, which features “privacy engineering techniques” such as data-masking and k-anonymity, Privitar Lens, which is touted as a platform for building “privacy-preserving access to sensitive data sets,” and Privitar SecureLink, a data-linking system designed to thwart data silos and “overcome trust barriers” between multiple organizations looking to share information with each other.

May 7, 2019
Paul Sawers / Venture Beat

Paul Sawers / Venture Beat  
Exabeam Raises $75 Million in Series E Round of Funding

Security information and event management (SIEM) company Exabeam has raised $75 million in a Series E round of venture funding co-led by Sapphire Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from all existing investors, including Cisco’s investment arm. Prior to this round, Exabeam had raised $115 million, including a $50 million round just eight months ago, and with another $75 million in the bank. SIEM’s biggest competitor is Splunk, whose shares recently hit an all-time high of around $140, up around 700% on its $17 IPO price in 2012..

December 4, 2019
Paul Sawers / Venture Beat

Paul Sawers / Venture Beat  
GitGuardian Raises $12 Million in Series A Round for Its Code Repository Scanning Service

Cybersecurity start-up GitGuardian, which scans GitHub and other code repositories for sensitive data such as login credentials, has raised $12 million in a Series A round of funding led by London-based Balderton Capital, with participation from GitHub cofounder Balderton Capital and Docker cofounder Solomon Hykes. Founded in 2017, GitGuardian scans all GitHub public activity in real-time to identify private data, such as database login credentials, API keys, cryptographic keys, and more.

December 11, 2019
Paul Sawers / Venture Beat

Paul Sawers / Venture Beat  
Cybersecurity Automation Startup Tines Raises $11 Million in Series A Round

A Dublin-based cybersecurity automation startup Tines has raised an additional $11 million in a Series A round led by Accel with participation from Index Ventures and Blossom Capital. The company had initially announced a $4.1 million Series A investment from Blossom Capital six weeks ago, meaning this fresh cash injection takes its total raised in this round to $15.1 million. Tines enables companies to prebuild what it calls “automation stories” to perform an unlimited number of steps that would typically have to be carried out manually, such as log and threat intelligence searches.

December 10, 2019
Paul Sawers / Venture Beat

Paul Sawers / Venture Beat  
Microsoft Launches Campaign Views in Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection to Give Companies Greater Insight Into Phishing Campaigns

Microsoft has launched a new email security feature called Campaign Views as part of its Office 365 Advance Threat Protection (ATP) security suite designed to give businesses greater insights into phishing campaigns targeted at their workforce. With campaign views, companies can now look with greater visibility into phishing campaigns, including how attackers are targeting them and which users within the organization are most vulnerable. Campaign views can also highlight inherent weaknesses in companies’ security so they can take corrective action in the future.

November 26, 2019
Paul Sawers / Venture Beat

Paul Sawers / Venture Beat  
Fraud Detection Cybersecurity Startup Buguroo Raises $11 Million in Series A Round

Fraud detection Spanish cybersecurity startup Buguroo has raised $11 million in a Series A venture round led by Silicon Valley’s Ten Eleven Ventures and Spain’s Seaya Ventures, with participation from Conexo Ventures and Inveready Technology Investment Group.  Buguroo aims to identify fraudsters by using deep learning technology to spot fraudulent activity.