Cybersecurity: a growing sector, with $$1.6B of investor support in Q2 2017

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BY : Diego GutiérrezSeptember Tue, 2017
Investment in cybersecurity is growing, both in terms of the volume invested and the number of transactions carried out. Proof of this are the 6 investment rounds that have been closed for an amount greater than $100M in the last quarter of 2017 (Trim2). This shows that the sector is maturing.

6 Rounds of more than $100M in Q2 2017

Cybersecurity: a growing sector, with $$1.6B of investor support in Q2 2017

Illumio, a specialist in segmented cyber security: $125M

The big difference in Illumio is that it is able to segment workloads in order to better manage potential breaches and more efficiently contain any attacks. In addition, it provides a global view of the entire network for better detection of potential problems.

Illumio has received a $125M round, valuing the company at $1,000M. The objective of the round was to raise liquidity to build momentum in the areas of sales, R&D and consumer support. The round was led by J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

Illumio, which has previously received 3 rounds of investment, has so far received $267M in funding.

Data4 Group, specialist in secure data centres:

DATA4 is the European specialist in building and managing ultra-secure data centres for international companies in the digital, industrial, services, banking and insurance sectors looking to outsource their data.

DATA4 manages flexible, high-performance, carrier-neutral and cloud-neutral data centres, offering solutions from co-location rack to on-premises.

Cybereason, uses artificial intelligence to deliver security solutions: $100M

 As we have already told you in a previous post, Cybereason, is a Boston-based startup founded in 2012 by Lior Div, together with Yonatan Striem-Amit and Yossi Naar. The company has a software-as-a-service platform that, using artificial intelligence, enables its customers to combat cyber-attacks in real time. Its customers include hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies.

 The round was led by Softbank, which has already invested in Cyberseaon in the past.

This series D round of funding will help Cybereason to enhance its growth, developing through new distribution channels and incorporating and creating new technologies.

Cloud security firm Netskope receives $100M

The company, founded in 2012 in Los Altos (California), is responsible for securing access to the cloud. It has developed a platform to monitor a company's various applications and devices and establish security policies to identify and prevent breaches.

The company will use the new funds to further build its team and expand its customer base.

The company had previously received other rounds of investment, bringing the capital received to $231M.

CrowdStrike, Californian hacking fighter: $100M

The company has been at the centre of some of the largest and most high-profile hacking investigations in recent times, many of them targeting Russian hacking groups. It has also become a central player in debates about developments and trends in the field of cyberwarfare.

Thanks to the new round, CrowdStrike will be able to expand its presence in domestic and international markets to meet the demand for its platform and services, such as its Falcon platform, the company's flagship product focused on endpoint protection.

Tanium: Secure real-time data collection for enterprises: $100M

Tanium has raised a further $ 100M in a sale of ordinary shares. The round was led by TPG Growth with other existing investors, including IVP. The latest round, which also brings in a new investor, raised the value of the company to $ 3.75M.

The company stands out for its speed of data management, which is superior to that of its competitors.

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