Chuck Leaver – The Investment In Cyber Security Continues To Grow At Record Pace

Written By Patrick Kilgore And Presented By Chuck Leaver Ziften CEO

A report was released called “Investors put billions into cyber security companies” by CEO of Cybersecurity Ventures, Steve Morgan. This is not conjecture. The previous year alone, venture backed cyber security companies raised practically $2 billion dollars. With this increase of capital, you would be forgiven for believing that things have actually achieved their peak. But you would be incorrect …

At the midpoint of 2015, start ups in cyber security had already raised $1.2 billion in funding. There seems to be no end in sight when it comes to cyber security as Morgan indicates. Leading companies like Allegis Capital have actually even raised funds (to the tune of $100M) to back cyber security innovation, exclusively.

The typical suspects are not there on the list of names. Morgan’s post specifies that the majority of the funding announcements are for quick growing organizations like ours. Ziften remains in good company among innovators who are keeping up with the demands of modern cyber security. While we lead the pack in constant endpoint visibility – others companies have actually taken distinct approaches, like applying artificial intelligence to the fight against cyber attacks or simplifying essential lookups to bring public key file encryption to the masses. They are all taking on a various pieces of the puzzle.

And it definitely is a puzzle. Since lots of services are highly specialized, working together is going to be very important. The requirement for integrating the different elements in the market for an advanced view of the issue set is clear. That’s why we developed Ziften Open Visibility ™ – to provide APIs, connectors, and indicators to integrate endpoint context and attribution data with existing financial investments.

Market Vision That Is 20/20

It might seem like market saturation to the layman however it is simply the tip of the cyber security iceberg. Every day, cyber attacks end up being more sophisticated, discovering new methods to ravage customers and companies. This list of endorsed companies is a testament to the notion that legacy endpoint and network security is falling short. The notion of prevention is a good one, but security specialists now understand that a two pronged strategy is required that integrates detection and response.

You can have a 20/20 view of your security landscape, or you can keep your current blind spots. Which one do you believe will help you to sleep at night?



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