DATA SECURITY

A Cybersecurity Startup Vulcan Cyber Raises $21 Million for Expansion of Vulnerability Remediation SaaS Platform

Vulcan Cyber | March 18, 2021

An Israel-based and cybersecurity start-up company, Vulcan Cyber, announced that it had raised a $21 million Series B funding round led by Dawn Capital. The company is into fixing security vulnerabilities has now participated with Wipro Ventures and existing Vulcan Cyber investors YL Ventures and Ten Eleven Ventures. The raised funds will support the novel vulnerability remediation solutions for cloud and application security teams. It will also deliver Vulcan Free, the industry's first free risk-based vulnerability management (RBVM) platform created for vulnerability and cyber risk prioritization.

With this new development, Vulcan Cyber’s overall funding up until presently is $35 million. The company experienced a 500% growth in annual recurring revenue. The new funding will also satisfy considerable demand for a SaaS solution that goes ahead with vulnerability scanning and management. This will help IT, and security teams accomplish vulnerability scanning and management in a fixed way.

The company’s focus has always been to warn its customers about potential vulnerabilities and prioritizing them based on the severity of the risk and the threat to a company’s business assets. After all, security teams are often inundated by alerts as not every scanner represents a high-priority risk for a business. Hence, the promise of Vulcan Cyber’s platform to build a vulnerable one will help teams to figure out where to focus their resources best.

In the end, with this new free offering, Vulcan’s freemium portfolio now includes Vulcan Free. This provides core prioritization and vulnerability management features to the company and its existing free vulnerability intelligence database.

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Spotlight

Results of an independent survey of 3,100 IT managers commissioned by Sophos Cybersecurity just isn’t getting any easier. While protection technologies continue to advance at a rapid pace, so do the cybercriminals trying to circumvent them. At the same time, the growing complexity of threats means that staying on top of them is an uphill task for stretched IT teams.

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​​GuidePoint Security Names Deepwatch as a New Partner in the Company’s Federal Emerging Cyber Vendor Program

GuidePoint Security | September 21, 2022

GuidePoint Security, a cybersecurity solutions leader enabling organizations to make smarter decisions and minimize risk, announced today that Deepwatch, the leader in advanced managed detection and response (MDR) security, has joined the Emerging Cyber Vendor Program. This GuidePoint Security Program is specifically designed to help emerging cybersecurity vendors expand their federal footprint. As part of this program, the Deepwatch MDR solution is now available under GuidePoint’s GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contract #GS-35F-508CA. Through this partnership, Deepwatch’s MDR solution will be brought to the public sector through GuidePoint Security, which has 40+ years of collective federal expertise across sales and marketing, operations, engineering and procurement. "We are thrilled to be partnering with Deepwatch to support its expansion into the public sector market. “Through its advanced security operations platform and dedicated squads of security experts, Deepwatch will help government agencies better detect and respond to threats.” Jim Quarantillo, Federal Partner, GuidePoint Security "This important partnership ultimately provides federal agencies with enhanced on-going situational awareness of their attack surface and the ability to rapidly detect and contain threats,'' said Carl Helle, chief revenue officer at Deepwatch. “We are proud to partner with GuidePoint Security, leveraging their deep cybersecurity consulting and federal expertise, to help government agencies protect against cyber threats." Deepwatch delivers the industry’s most advanced managed detection and response security, protecting organizations from cyber threats 24/7/365. With Deepwatch, customers get a team of always-on cybersecurity experts who work with them as an extension of their team, powered by an advanced security operations platform that delivers high-fidelity alerting and automated response capabilities for rapidly containing threats. About GuidePoint Security GuidePoint Security provides trusted cybersecurity expertise, solutions, and services that help organizations make better decisions that minimize risk. Our experts act as your trusted advisor to understand your business and challenges, helping you through an evaluation of your cybersecurity posture and ecosystem to expose risks, optimize resources and implement best-fit solutions. GuidePoint’s unmatched expertise has enabled a third of Fortune 500 companies and more than half of the U.S. government cabinet-level agencies to improve their security posture and reduce risk. About Deepwatch Deepwatch is the leader in managed security services, protecting organizations from ever-increasing cyber threats 24/7/365. Powered by Deepwatch’s cloud security operations platform, Deepwatch provides the industry’s fastest, most comprehensive detection and automated response to cyber threats together with tailored guidance from dedicated experts to mitigate risk and measurably improve security posture. Hundreds of organizations, from Fortune 100 to mid-sized enterprises, trust Deepwatch to protect their business.

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Aunalytics Launches Security Patching Platform as a Service

Aunalytics | September 27, 2022

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Tanium Unveils Groundbreaking Integration with Microsoft Sentinel

Tanium | September 16, 2022

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