cloud security

Cloud security platform Netskope boosts valuation to $7.5B following $300M raise

Netskope, focused on Secure Access Service Edge architecture, announced Friday a $300 million investment round on a post-money valuation of $7.5 billion.

Cado Security locks in $10M for its cloud-native digital forensics platform

As computing systems become increasingly bigger and more complex, forensics have become an increasingly important part of how organizations can better secure them. As the recent SolarWinds breach has

Is there still room in the cloud-security market?

There are a number of eye-numbing market maps out there that seem to suggest that the security market is highly saturated. But when it comes to cloud security, is there room for more?

Vectrix is developing cloud security marketplace built for and by security pros

In a typical security team, engineers write one-off scripts to track a particular problem on a cloud vendor such as an unauthorized user on your GitHub account, and while engineers are capable of writ

Rapid7 is acquiring DivvyCloud for $145M to beef up cloud security

Rapid7 announced today after the closing bell that it will be acquiring DivvyCloud, a cloud security and governance startup, for $145 million in cash and stock. With Divvy, the company moves more deep

Bridgecrew announces $14M Series A to automate cloud security

In today’s grim economic climate, companies are looking for ways to automate wherever they can. Bridgecrew, an early-stage startup that makes automated cloud security tooling aimed at engineers,

Netskope hauls in another $340M investment on nearly $3B valuation

Netskope has always focused its particular flavor of security on the cloud, and as more workloads have moved there, it has certainly worked in its favor. Today the company announced a $340 million inv

Palo Alto Networks to acquire RedLock for $173M to beef up cloud security

Palo Alto Networks launched in 2005 in the age of firewalls. As we all know by now, the enterprise expanded beyond the cozy confines of a firewall long ago and vendors like Palo Alto have moved to sec

Netskope nabs Sift Security to enhance infrastructure cloud security

Netskope, a company that focuses on security in the cloud, announced today it has acquired Sift Security, a startup launched in 2014 to help secure cloud infrastructure services like Amazon, Microsoft

Cloud security startup Zscaler closes at $33, up 106% on its first day of trading on Nasdaq

The first post-billion, big tech IPO of the year has opened with a bang. Zscaler, a security startup that confidentially filed for an IPO last year, closed out its first day of trading at $33/share, u

Oracle grabs Zenedge as it continues to beef up its cloud security play

Oracle announced yesterday that it intends to acquire Zenedge, a 4-year old hybrid security startup. They didn’t reveal a purchase price. With Zenedge, Oracle gets a security service to add it t

Border agents can’t lawfully search data stored in the cloud

Storing dating in the cloud isn't always the safest means of locking it down, but avoiding local storage could benefit anyone concerned for their privacy while crossing U.S. borders. In a letter addre

Okta IPO filing marks public market tipping point for SaaS Vendors

When Okta, the unicorn cloud identity management company, filed its S-1 IPO paperwork yesterday, it was the latest pure-cloud subscription-based company to go public. Wall Street could finally be read

Multi-cloud security startup vArmour raises $41M more, led in part by Telstra

Cybercrime is a rising problem — expected to cost organizations between $500 billion and $2 trillion by 2019. Now a startup that has built what it markets as an economical tool to fight cyberc

Microsoft Begins Making Progress On Nadella’s Broad Security Vision

Last fall, Mr. Nadella came to Washington and in a comprehensive speech the Microsoft CEO laid out Microsoft’s broad vision for security in the enterprise. Today, the company made a series of

Cisco To Buy Cloud Security Company OpenDNS for $635M In Cash

Cisco announced its intent to buy cloud security company OpenDNS for $635 million this morning. It’s probably not a coincidence that Cisco was one of its investors in a $35 million round in Ma

Netskope Brings In $35 Million More As Cloud Security Competition Heats Up

When it comes to understanding the profusion of applications employees are using to conduct business, IT departments are increasingly lost in the cloud. Over the past several years a number of sta

The New Age Of The Security Startup

Last month Apple disclosed and fixed a massive bug in its operating system that left users’ information exposed to theft; faith in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin is eroding; and revenues at the ret

CloudLock Launches A Fully Cloud-Based Selective Encryption Product

Cloud security startup CloudLock will launch new encryption product to make it easier for software-as-a-service and cloud platforms to protect sensitive data. Called CloudLock Selective Encryption, th

Skyhigh Debuts CloudRisk, A Tool To Help Large Companies Track Their Cloud Exposure

Skyhigh Networks today debuted CloudRisk, a new tool to help corporations track and manage their potential risk due to use of cloud services. CloudRisk is a dashboard that tracks a firm's current s
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