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GuardiCore Raises $20M; Continues Traction Protecting Enterprise Data Centers Globally

Today I am excited to share that we have secured a financing round (Series B) in the amount of $20M.  The round was led by our existing investors, 83 North and Battery Ventures, who continue to give us valuable contributions in terms of the support and guidance we need at this stage in our company’s lifecycle. We are also very happy to welcome Cisco to the table at this financing round.

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GuardiCore Raises $20 Million in Series B Funding to Deliver Protection for the Enterprise Data Center

Cisco Investments Joins Existing Investors Battery Ventures and 83North to Back Next-Generation Security Platform

San Francisco, CA and Tel Aviv, Israel – GuardiCore, a leader in internal data center security and threat detection, today announced that the company has raised $20 million in Series B funding. The latest round 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.

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Micro-Segmentation, the right way.

Last week we attended the Check Point CPX2016 conference in Chicago. We talked to a lot of interesting people including network administrators, security team members & CISOs, each one with his or her own story and pain points. We’ve had fascinating conversations, about floating data centers, securing law firm applications and the usual woes of developers on security teams (and the other way around).

Detect, Protect, Collaborate

With today’s current threats, collaboration is mandatory. GuardiCore believes that it’s important to integrate multiple solutions together; provide protection and at the same time strengthen our customers’ other defences.

Earlier this month we announced that GuardiCore Centra™, our flagship product has been integrated with Check Point vSec Gateway to deliver our joint customers a coordinated solution to effectively respond to active and future data center breaches. We wanted to take this opportunity to explain how this integration works and show how it ties nicely with our greater vision of data center remediation.

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Hot security Products at RSA 2016

Network World lists GuardiCore Reveal as one of its “Hot security products at RSA 2016.” GuardiCore Reveal, an extension to the GuardiCore Centra Security Platform, announced on February 29, provides granular visibility and policy definition across data center and cloud applications, adding to its real-time breach detection and response capabilities.

Avoiding the Train Wreck Waiting to Happen

In July 2015, following weeks of research, we identified a trend in ransomware attacks. The question we then posed was “Is it a possible scenario that ransomware campaigns become a significant threat to enterprises, and take control over large Data Centers?” You can read more about it in Misha’s blog regarding Data Center Ransomware. Unfortunately, less than a year later, our prophecy is becoming a reality. No, Israel’s power grid wasn’t hacked, but ransomware hit Israel’s Electric Authority.  NoLos Angeles County health department wasn’t closed but it was targeted in ransomware attackYes, other ransomware attacks are able to shut down the network and Data Centers, “forcing the hospital to return to pen and paper for its record-keeping”. Read more

Learning from NSA’s Master Hacker

“The big question you need to think about is if you have an intrusion somewhere in your network, can you then defend against this lateral movement?” – Rob Joyce, Chief of the TAO

Rob Joyce, head of the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations (TAO) elite division, recently spoke to a large audience at the Usenix Enigma security conference in San Francisco.  Joyce talked about TAO’s process for exploiting victim networks. This was the first public talk made by any member of the NSA’s  team which is considered among the best cyber-warfare intelligence gathering organization in the world.

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Product Review on Emerging Products: Active Breach Detection

SC Magazine recently featured GuardiCore in its Emerging Products review on Active Breach Detection. Said SC Magazine about GuardiCore: “This tool is the whole package: active breach detection, deception technology, advanced analytics, forensic analysis in real time, and real-time remediation.”

Head of NSA’s Elite Hacking Unit: How We Hack

Inside the notoriously secretive National Security Agency is an elite unit made up of some of the best hackers on the planet, charged with breaking into computer networks around the world. Exactly how the Tailored Access Operations (TAO) cell works is a closely-held secret — despite some recent leaks — but in a rare public appearance, TAO’s chief shed some light on how America’s top cyber spies do their thing.

GuardiCore Data Center Security Suite Achieves Nuage Networks Certification

Solution Combining Nuage Networks Software Defined Networking (SDN) with GuardiCore Threat Detection Capabilities Provides Advanced, Real-Time Protection for Data Centers and Clouds

Tel Aviv, Israel, – GuardiCore, a leader in internal data center security, today announced its Data Center Security Suite as one of the first technologies to achieve Nuage Networks certification. GuardiCore integration with the Nuage Networks Virtual Services Platform (VSP) helps organizations easily add advanced security to the Nuage Networks environment to detect, analyze and respond in real time to advanced threats, minimizing the cost and damage of a breach. Read more