Censys, a provider of internet security data, has netted $2.6m in its Seed stage to help companies find their exposures.
This capital injection was led by GV and Greylock Partners, with participation also coming from a selection of unnamed angel investors.
Founded in 2013, the company aims to improve cybersecurity by accessing data which is normally left outside corporate networks. Its platform empowers businesses with a global view of their servers, so they can better monitor their risks and exposures.
Its data-driven cybersecurity approach helps to analyse all devices connected to the internet in order to better understand exposure, protect from phising and domain impersonation and identify and stop targeted attacks.
Data is pooled from a range of sources including internet-wide network scanning, certificate transparency logs, routing registries, DNS lookups, and geolocation data.
Through this new wave of funding, the company will look to collect more data in order to offer more actionable insights into customers. To help with this, Censys is looking to grow its engineering and product teams.
Greylock partner Asheem Chandna said, “Prior to moving to the cloud, business data could be tucked safely within a managed, corporate network.
“The journey to the cloud introduces new security challenges and risk. Censys provides enterprises moving to hybrid IT and cloud with a map of their external attack surface, allowing IT teams to fully comprehend and manage their security risk and exposure.”
Earlier in the year, GV participated in the $22m Series B funding round of London-based Snyk. The company, which was also backed by Accel, Boldstart Ventures and Heavybit, is an open source security solution which helps to detect vulnerabilities in a system and solve the issue.
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