This Israeli startup has raised $11 million to help protect data centers


We all know that blocking attacks from accessing data centers is not effective. Just think of the snooping government agencies have been able to do. Now companies have to acknowledge that activity and find better ways to deal with threats. GuardiCore, a data center security startup, has developed technology for stopping threats from moving around once they’re inside a data center. And today the startup announced that it’s raised $11 million.

Cyber-security start-up GuardiCore Ltd. has raised $11 million in a series-A round. The Tel-Aviv based company develops cyber security solutions for data centres. The company’s product reroutes malicious traffic into a monitored server, where it provides insights into the nature of the attack. The technology is currently being tested with potential customers, the company said. The investment round was led by Battery Ventures, with participation from Greylock IL , an affiliate fund of Greylock Partners, and undisclosed strategic partners. As part of the investment Battery’s Scott Tobin will be joining GuardiCore’s board. GuardiCore was founded in 2013 by Pavel Gurvich and Ariel Zeitlin, both veterans of Israel Defense Forces technology units. The pair was joined by industry veteran Dror Sal’ee, previously vice president of marketing at Anobit, an Israel-based designer of semi-conductors bought by Apple in 2012. Anobit’s founders were among GuardiCore’s seed investors.

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