HyTrust Raises $18.5M For Security Technology That Protects The Virtual Data Center

HyTrust has raised $18.5 million for its security technology designed for the new reality of the virtualized data center that requires new methods to prevent security breaches.

The Series C oversubscribed financing came from Intel Capital and Fortinet, as well as recent investors VMware and In-Q-Tel. Previous investors Granite Ventures, Cisco Systems, Trident Capital and Epic Ventures also participated in this round.

The HyTrust technology is designed to secure virtualized data centers that theoretically will take all the compute, storage and networking and put it into one software layer. In today’s modern data center, IT administrators use management platforms, exposing organizations to considerable risk. An administrator can erase an entire data center or copy a virtual machine with relative ease. HyTrust offers a way to manage data between the administrator and the virtual infrastructure. It offers a role-based system that can help monitor what a person is doing as compared to what they should be doing.

Real-time visibility is the difference for most companies these days that run their own data centers. Attacks are more brutal and damaging. Key codes, servers locked in cages and even armed guards are silly when considering that the greatest threats are from invisible forces that often attack from entirely different continents.