GuardiCore, provider of internal data center security and breach detection, has raised $20 million in Series B funding. GuardiCore will use the funds to address growing demand for its GuardiCore Centra Security Platform, invest in additional product research and development, expand its commercial reach through its global ecosystem and channel partners, and to fuel its overall sales and marketing efforts.
This latest round of funding is led by existing investors Battery Ventures and 83North (formerly Greylock IL) and joined by Cisco Investments bringing the company’s total funding raised to date to $33 million.
The participation of GuardiCore’s existing investors – Battery Ventures and 83North – in this latest round of funding demonstrates a strong degree of confidence in the company’s current market traction, and its continued development of this data center security solution.
“The complex and dynamic nature of modern data centers, along with very high traffic rates, demands that today’s organizations re-evaluate their data center security architecture to incorporate application-layer visibility, granular micro-segmentation, real-time detection and automated response,” said Pavel Gurvich, CEO and co-founder of GuardiCore. “Currently deployed in enterprise data centers globally, our GuardiCore Centra Security Platform provides these capabilities for the enterprise and is rapidly gaining momexntum as a platform level solution for the detection, investigation and mitigation of data center threats in real-time, reducing exposure, risk, and cost.”
Securing the Data Center
Veterans of Israel Defense Forces technology units, GuardiCore’s founders recognized a gap in enterprise data center security in 2013 and have been focused on providing solutions that quickly detect and respond to breaches within the data center environment ever since.
With production deployments across a wide range of verticals in some of the largest and most demanding enterprises in the world, GuardiCore’s platform featuring application level visibility and threat detection and response, has been designed to support virtually any data center environment, including bare metal, virtualized servers, Software Defined Networks (SDNs), containers and private and public cloud infrastructures.
Additional funding will be used to further expand and integrate core security controls across these principal infrastructure platforms, and expand to further technologies deployed most commonly in today’s data center environments. Specifically, additional focus will be placed on further developing an ecosystem of technology partners capable of providing the highest level of certifications, integration, and security to GuardiCore‘s customers.