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Has late-stage investing declined so much that no technology subsector can really post impressive investment numbers?

Why is cybersecurity venture funding so tepid despite the strong demand?

Palo Alto Networks has just confirmed one more major piece of security startup M&A out of Israel: It has acquired Talon Cyber Security, a specialist in building enterprise browsers for…

Confirmed: Palo Alto has acquired Talon Cyber Security, sources say for $625M

We reported in September that Palo Alto was getting ready to make yet more security acquisitions out of Israel, specifically of Dig Security and Talon. Today, some confirmation of one…

Confirmed: Palo Alto Networks buys Dig Security, sources say for $400M

Palo Alto Networks’ stock price has been on the rise on the back of strong earnings and growing demand for cybersecurity services, and now the company is using that momentum…

Sources: Palo Alto Networks in advanced talks to buy Talon and Dig in a $1B security sweep

Update: Palo Alto confirmed the acquisition earlier today and will merge Cider into its Prisma stack, both as we predicted in the original article. The deal is “approximately $195 million…

Sources: Palo Alto Networks is buying Cider Security for up to $300M

The cost of cybercrime has been growing at an alarming rate of 15% per year, projected to reach $10.5 trillion by 2025. To cope with the challenges that this poses,…

Cymulate snaps up $70M to help cybersecurity teams stress test their networks with attack simulations

Identity governance and administration (IGA) — that’s probably not something you think of every waking hour of your day, but somebody on your IT team probably is.

BalkanID brings AI to identity governance and administration to take on SailPoint

The Russia-linked hacking group behind the infamous SolarWinds espionage campaign is now using Google Drive to stealthily deliver malware to its latest victims. That’s according to researchers at Palo Alto Networks’…

Russian hackers behind SolarWinds are now hiding malware in Google Drive

RapidFort, a startup that helps developers reduce the potential attack surface of their applications by automatically removing unused software components from their containers, today announced that it has raised an…

Attack surface management platform RapidFort raises $8.5M seed round

A lot of founders make the mistake of thinking that hiring a bunch of highly paid account executives (a fancy name for salespeople) is the same as “going enterprise.” It’s…

Growing up enterprise for SaaS startups: 7 lessons on doing it right

Traditionally, cybersecurity has always focused on what can be hacked and not so much on who might be most at risk. Sunday Security, which is launching today and announcing a…

Sunday Security launches a cybersecurity service for senior execs

When we started covering Builder.ai a few years ago, the startup was tapping into a new wave of businesses wanting their own native apps. The previous wave of agency-built and…

Builder.ai raises $100M Series C led by Insight Partners to scale up its software automation

The recent cyberattack on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which compromised the data of more than 515,000 “highly vulnerable” people, was likely the work of state-sponsored hackers.…

Red Cross says ‘state-sponsored’ hackers exploited unpatched vulnerability

Eureka, a Tel Aviv-based startup that provides enterprises with tools to manage security risks across their various data stores, today announced that it has raised an $8 million seed round…

Eureka raises $8M for its data cloud security platform

Soveren, a London-based startup that automates the detection of privacy risks to help organizations comply with GDPR and CCPA, has launched out of stealth with $6.5 million in seed funding.…

Soveren launches from stealth with $6.5M seed funding to automate GDPR compliance

The number of DevOps tools has increased exponentially over the last few years and, with that, the amount of data these tools can produce to help businesses improve their software…

Propelo raises $12M for its AI-driven engineering excellence platform

Applications networking company F5 has announced it’s acquiring Threat Stack, a Boston-based cloud security and compliance startup, for $68 million. The deal, which comes months after F5 bought multi-cloud management…

F5 acquires cloud security startup Threat Stack for $68 million

Organizations are swimming in data these days, and so solutions to help manage and use that data in more efficient ways will continue to see a lot of attention and…

Real-time database platform SingleStore raises $80M more, now at a $940M valuation

Microsoft has acquired identity and access management (IAM) startup CloudKnox Security, the tech giant’s fourth cybersecurity acquisition this year. The deal, the terms of which were not disclosed, is the…

Microsoft’s cyber startup spending spree continues with CloudKnox acquisition

DNSFilter, an artificial intelligence startup that provides DNS protection to enterprises, has secured $30 million in Series A funding from Insight Partners. DNSFilter, as its name suggests, offers DNS-based web content…

DNSFilter secures $30M Series A to step up fight against DNS-based threats

AttackIQ, a cybersecurity startup that provides organizations with breach and attack simulation solutions, has raised $44 million in Series C funding as it looks to ramp up its international expansion.…

Breach simulation startup AttackIQ raises $44M to fuel expansion

Barracuda Networks has purchased Skout Cybersecurity, a New York-based channel-only provider of extended detection and response (XDR) services. The deal, the terms of which were not disclosed, will see the California-based…

Barracuda acquires Skout Cybersecurity to enter the XDR market

YL Ventures, the Israel-focused cybersecurity seed fund, today announced that it has sold its stake in cybersecurity asset management startup Axonius, which only a week ago announced a $100 million…

YL Ventures sells its stake in cybersecurity unicorn Axonius for $270M

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Update: after this article was published, Palo Alto Networks confirmed the acquisition for $156 million. Our original story is below. The pandemic and the world’s big shift to doing (even)…

Palo Alto Networks acquired DevOps security startup Bridgecrew for $156M

While the enterprise world likes to talk about “big data”, that term belies the real state of how data exists for many organizations: the truth of the matter is that…

SingleStore, formerly MemSQL, raises $80M to integrate and leverage companies’ disparate data silos

Palo Alto Networks has been on a buying binge for the last couple of years, and today it added to its haul, announcing a deal to acquire Expanse for $800…

Palo Alto Networks to acquire Expanse in deal worth $800M

The world of enterprise software and cybersecurity has taken multiple body blows since COVID-19 demolished the in-person office, flinging employees across the world and forcing companies to adapt to an…

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Robin.io, a cloud-native application and data management solution with enterprise customers like USAA, Sabre, SAP, Palo Alto Networks and Rakuten Mobile, today announced the launch of its new free(-mium) version…

Robin.io launches a free version of its cloud-native Kubernetes storage solution

It’s been quite a day in the tech world, with a bushel of S-1s being filed to go public. Not to be left out, the ever acquisitive Palo Alto Networks…

Palo Alto Networks to buy digital forensics consulting firm for $265M