Censys raises $35 million to accelerate product development and sales operations

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Censys announced that it has completed a $35 million Series B funding round led by Intel Capital. Previous investors including Google Ventures, Decibel and Greylock Partners also participated in the round.

With this funding, Censys will continue to accelerate its R&D, engineering, product and sales operations. Additionally, Brad Brooks, former CEO of OneLogin, has been named the company’s new CEO to help accelerate the company’s next phase of growth and product development.

Organizations’ unmanaged internet assets continue to compromise their overall security posture with expansive attack surfaces that bad actors can exploit and introduce new risks and incidents. In 2020, internet-connected cloud assets were involved in 73% of reported cybersecurity incidents. Censys’ mission is to provide intuitive attack surface management, enabling organizations to comprehensively manage their Internet-related assets and risks, regardless of host location, including discovery of previously unknown internet assets.

Censys’ attack surface management platform continuously discovers organizations’ Internet assets and monitors them as part of a comprehensive inventory, identifies glaring security issues, and prevents oversights from becoming vulnerabilities. ensuring assets are protected by integrating with existing security solutions.

“Censys provides a consolidated view of the internal and external attack surface and dependencies enabling security managers to make informed risk decisions and provide faster response to issues,” said Sunil Kurkure, Director general of Intel Capital. “As organizations continue to seek additional protection against today’s advanced cyber threats, Censys has the opportunity to further develop its attack surface management solution to help CISOs better manage the security perimeter. constantly expanding. We are excited to be part of the exciting journey ahead of us.

Brooks, a seasoned senior technology executive with more than 25 years of experience working with the leadership teams of DocuSign, Juniper Networks and Microsoft to innovate product lines and grow the customer base, succeeds Lorne Groe, who served as as interim CEO and will return to his role as CFO. and chief operating officer. At Censys, Brooks will help the company enter its next phase of growth and accelerate its solutions roadmap that will provide more asset discovery and self-service capabilities to enterprises and government agencies.

“Censys has created a stellar attack surface management platform that organizations consider a security problem solver. This industry leadership is reflected in the significant triple-digit annual growth in recurring revenue it has experienced year over year and in the organizations it calls its customers, including Google and the US Department of Homeland Security. , said Brad Brooks, CEO of Censys. “I’m excited to join Censys as we begin this exciting new chapter and help bring more innovative capabilities to this rapidly growing attack surface management market.”

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