Security Roundup: Funding Frenzy, Barracuda, Fake Email Barrage
… $11 million in new funding led by existing investors .406 Ventures and Accomplice, with additional participation from Pillar. Edgewise will use the funds to meet growing customer demand for its approach to deploying zero trust using automated, one-click microsegmentation. Edgewise has raised $18 million to date.
Maria Cirino, .406 Ventures co-founder and managing partner, said Edgewise has managed to “take an extremely complex problem and solve it in a simple, yet extraordinarily powerful way. Edgewise is highly differentiated, incredibly simple and one of the most effective and innovative approaches to advanced network security I’ve seen in a long time.”
And Israeli startup Orca Security, founded by former Check Point Software Technologies execs Avi Shua and Gil Geron, announced $6.5 million in seed funding led by YL Ventures, to provide organizations with full stack visibility into their cloud infrastructure footprint.
“When Avi and Gil introduced us to Orca’s unique approach and innovative solution, we knew it did something new and exceptional that traditional vulnerability managers and existing cloud security posture managers simply can’t: deliver true, deep and near instantaneous full-stack visibility at a forensic level of detail,” said Yoav Leitersdorf, YL Ventures managing partner.
Barracuda Unleashes Firewall Insights
Barracuda has unveiled its new Firewall Insights, an advanced security analytics platform that ingests, aggregates, and analyzes data automatically from any Barracuda CloudGen Firewall deployed in an organization’s network, including public cloud deployments.
Firewall Insights can be added to any CloudGen Firewall deployment option, including hardware appliances, virtual appliances and cloud firewalls for Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform.
Mike Goldgof, Barracuda’s senior director of product marketing, tells us Firewall Insights will give partners the opportunity to provide their Barracuda CloudGen Firewall customers with a “high-value analytics offering while generating additional upsell revenue.
“It will attract additional Barracuda CloudGen Firewall prospects that are looking for comprehensive analytics capabilities,” he said. “This solution is especially attractive to midsize-to-large enterprises that are implementing SD-WAN capabilities and/or moving more of their infrastructure to the cloud.
They Really Are Out to Get You
At least 3.4 billion fake emails are sent globally every day, with most industries remaining vulnerable to spear-phishing and spoofing cyberattacks because they’re not …