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Cloud security platform Capsule8 raises $6M

Cloud-native security platform, Capsule 8, has raised over $6M in a series A funding round.

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9/28/2017 12:01:16 PM
Cloud security platform Capsule8 raises $6M
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Posted Thursday, September 28, 2017 by Christian Hargrave, Assignment Editor


Cloud security platform Capsule8 raises $6M
Capsule8 has announced it has completed a $6 million round of funding. This round brings total funding to more than $8.5 million for the security provider, which recently announced the beta version of Capsule8 Protect that is being deployed by some of the biggest companies on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley. Capsule8 will use its latest round of funding to further development of the industry’s first automated attack disruption platform for cloud-native environments and to prepare for its launch into general availability toward the end of this year.

Capsule8 also announced today that ClearSky Security Managing Director Jay Leek joined its board of directors. Leek joins Bessemer’s Bob Goodman and former RSA Chairman and Capsule8 investor Art Coviello on Capsule8’s board.

Organizations are building and running applications to fully exploit the advantages of the cloud computing delivery model. Yet, this transformation comes at the cost of security and visibility, since infrastructure is pushed to areas that security appliances simply cannot see. This makes attack identification, forensics, and cleanup more difficult and costly than ever. In response, Capsule8 has created an automated attack disruption platform for cloud-native infrastructures that enables organizations to detect, isolate, and even shut down attacks in the instant they happen without impacting performance. Recognizing that enterprises will take time to fully move to next-generation infrastructure, the Capsule8 platform will also support legacy Linux production environments.

“The cybersecurity industry is in desperate need of updating, as the fundamental ideas and approaches that have driven this sector for the past two decades don’t sufficiently address today’s world of microservices, containers, and cloud technologies,” said Leek. “The Capsule8 team brings a rich pedigree and a highly unique approach to securely enabling digital transformation, which has already resulted in extraordinary beta uptake. We look forward to even more success and wider market adoption with Capsule8 Protect’s upcoming general release.”

“Our latest funding round is validation that the cybersecurity market is ready to leave behind the poor effectiveness and high maintenance costs of the appliance model, as they move to cloud-native approaches,” said John Viega, CEO of Capsule8. “As we prepare to enter GA with our flagship platform, we are psyched to have Bessemer, ClearSky and Art on our team.”





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