Search Results for “Ron Miller”


September 5, 2019
Ron Miller / TechCrunch

Ron Miller / TechCrunch  
Palo Alto Networks to Buy IoT Security Start-Up Zingbox for $75 Million

Cybersecurity giant Palo Alto Networks announced its intent to acquire IoT security startup Zingbox for $75 million. Founded in 2014, Zingbox brings to Palo Alto a modern cloud-based solution built on a subscription model along with engineering talent to help build out the solution further. The company’s three co-founders, Xu Zou, May Wang, and Jianlin Zeng, will be joining Palo Alto.

April 3, 2019
Ron Miller / TechCrunch

Ron Miller / TechCrunch  
Container Security Company Aqua Security Raises $62 Million in Series C Round

Aqua Security, a startup that focuses on securing containers, announced a $62 million Series C investment round led by Insight Partners with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, M12 (Microsoft’s venture fund), TLV Partners and Shlomo Kramer. Aqua scans container images for malware, ensuring that only certified images can run, making it difficult for a bad actor to insert an insecure image. The company has offices in the Boston area and R&D in Tel Aviv in Israel.

May 29, 2019
Ron Miller / TechCrunch

Ron Miller / TechCrunch  
[Updated] Palo Alto to Pay $410 Million for Four-Year-Old Cybersecurity Start-Up Twistlock, Report

Cybersecurity giant Palo Alto Networks has agreed to acquire Portland-headquartered cloud security company Twistlock Ltd. for $410 million. Twistlock, founded in 2015 by Israeli entrepreneurs and former Microsoft engineers Dima Stopel and Ben Bernstein, develops cybersecurity software for serverless, cloud, and container-based applications. Twistlock has raised $63 million in venture capital to date.

May 30, 2019
Ron Miller / TechCrunch

Ron Miller / TechCrunch  
Big Week for Cybersecurity Vendor Acquisitions Continues With Insight Partners’ Deal to Buy Recorded Future for $780 Million

In a big week for cybersecurity vendor acquisition deals, private equity firm Insight Partners announced it was buying threat intelligence vendor Recorded Future for $780 million. Recorded Future, founded in 2009, has 400 customers, including GlaxoSmithKline, Morgan Stanley, The Gap, and Verizon, and specializes in generating information to help customers better understand the external cyber threats they are facing. Earlier this week, FireEye announced a deal to buy Verodin for $250 million while Palo Alto Networks announced a deal yesterday to buy Twistlock for $410 million.

June 11, 2019
Ron Miller / TechCrunch

Ron Miller / TechCrunch  
Network Detection and Response Company Vectra Raises $100 Million in Series E Round

Network-level intrusion detection company Vectra announced a $100 million Series E funding round led by TCV, with existing investors including Khosla Ventures and Accel, also participating in the round. Vectra maintains the key to its unique service is to apply artificial intelligence to network detection and response, or NDR. To date, the company has raised a total of $200 million.

Related: Tech Insider, CRN, Solutions Review, Infosecurity Magazine, Venture Beat, PR Newswire, PE Hub, Silicon Angle, Pitchbook


May 29, 2019
Ron Miller / TechCrunch

Ron Miller / TechCrunch  
FireEye Acquires Security Validation Vendor Verodin for $250 Million

FireEye announced it acquired security validation vendor Verodin for $250 million. FireEye’s CEO Kevin Mandia said in a statement that the deal gives his company “the ability to automate security effectiveness testing using the sophisticated attacks we spend hundreds of thousands of hours responding to, and provides a systematic, quantifiable, and continuous approach to security program validation.” FireEye plans to incorporate Verodin into its on-prem and managed services but will also continue to sell the solution as a standalone product.