Vulcan Cyber announces $10M Series A to automate security patching efforts


Many software program vulnerabilities are already recognized, and distributors have even issued patches, however the issue is there are such a lot of patches that it’s usually tough for firms to maintain up. Vulcan Cyber needs to assist by bringing a degree of automation to the patching operation, and within the course of cut back publicity to recognized dangers.

As we speak, it introduced a $10 million Sequence A spherical from Ten Eleven Ventures and YL Ventures .

In a typical state of affairs, safety researchers discover vulnerabilities, the distributors disclose them and patch them. From there it’s as much as particular person firms to deal with downloading and putting in the patch, however Vulcan Cyber co-founder and CEO Yaniv Bar-Dayan says the variety of patches has been rising at a livid tempo with 6000 patches in 2016, 16,000 in 2017 and 18,000 final 12 months. And that progress trajectory is constant this 12 months, he says.

Vulcan’s final mission is to assist firms remediate safety vulnerabilities from their infrastructure. They do that by bringing a degree of automation to the method, recognizing that people can’t sustain with these numbers. “We automate the process of prioritization and deployment to remediate more vulnerabilities faster,” Bar-Dayan defined. What’s extra, he stated that Vulcan does this with out risking enterprise operations, whereas decreasing threat and prices.

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Vulcan Cyber threat prioritization view. Screenshot: Vulcan Cyber

The corporate raised a $4 million seed round last year, bringing the overall raised to $14 million to this point. As TechCrunch’s Frederic Lardinois identified whereas writing about that seed spherical, it’s in a position to obtain this degree of automation, whereas working with the instruments builders and safety groups usually work with anyway.

“Vulcan Cyber plays nicely with all of the major cloud platforms, as well as tools like Puppet, Chef and Ansible, as well as GitHub and Bitbucket. It also integrates with a number of major security testing tools and vulnerability scanners, including Black Duck, Nessus, Fortify, Tripwire, Checkmarx, Rapid7 and Veracode,” Lardinois wrote.

The corporate was based final 12 months and has 25 workers. It plans to proceed constructing its engineering crew in Israel with the cash from this spherical, in addition to opening an workplace in San Francisco for gross sales, advertising and marketing and buyer success.


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