Netherlands-based cybersecurity app Guardey raises €2.2m

Netherlands-based cybersecurity app Guardey raises €2.2m
Netherlands-based cybersecurity company Guardey has reportedly raised €2.2m in a fresh round of funding.

The capital was supplied by an unnamed group of Dutch entrepreneurs and investors, according to a report from Silicon Canals. These investors see a need for helping small enterprises to defend themselves from cyber threats.

Guardey has developed cybersecurity tools which currently protect thousands of SMEs. Its plug and play solution works whether the teams are in the office, at home or anywhere else.

Users simply connect securely from any device and the platform will instantly warn them when there is a virus, malware or suspicious activity detected. The platform, which encrypts the user’s connection through a VPN, also examines all communication and completes real-time assessments.

The company is looking to introduce gaming features soon, Silicon Canals claimed. These will be weekly challenges that aim to educate users on how to detect phishing or other cybercriminal activity.

Guardey co-founder and CEO Joeri van de Watering told Silicon Canals, “We believe that SMEs and freelancers deserve the same cybersecurity as the big boys.

“Did you know that it takes an average of 280 days for a company to realise that they have been hacked? The hacker’s goal is to remain inconspicuous for as long as possible in order to do as much damage as possible. The longer it takes to realise you’ve been hacked, the greater the damage. Guardey continuously monitors for suspicious online behaviour so that action can be taken immediately before major damage is done.”

Earlier in the year, fellow Dutch CyberTech company Breachlock scored $3m in its seed funding round. Founded in 2019, Netherlands-based cybersecurity company BreachLock offers a hybrid approach to penetration testing. Its technology combines AI and ethical hackers to offer a comprehensive and scalable protection service.

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