Censys, a leading Internet Intelligence Platform, has secured $75M in funding, with a significant portion coming from a $50M Series C investment round. The company specializes in Threat Hunting and Exposure Management and plans to use the funds to accelerate product innovation and expand into healthcare security. Former CIA Director of Cyber Intelligence, Andy Boyd, has also joined the Censys board.
Major Investment Boosts Censys’ Mission
Censys, a renowned Internet Intelligence Platform specializing in Threat Hunting and Exposure Management, has recently announced a significant $75M in new funding. This funding round comprises a $50M Series C, spearheaded by notable investors such as Decibel Partners, GV, Greylock, and Intel Capital. New investors Ascension Ventures, Four Rivers, and accounts managed by Hamilton Lane also joined the round. Additionally, a $25M debt funding was led by SVB Capital and Silicon Valley Bank, a Division of First Citizens Bank.
Censys’ Vision for the Digital World
In today’s digital age, both public and private sectors grapple with the immense challenge of safeguarding an ever-evolving and intricate technological landscape. The increasing sophistication of modern threat actors poses a global risk, underscoring the importance of cybersecurity for our economic future. Censys, with its comprehensive collection of global internet infrastructure data, stands at the forefront of threat intelligence. The company aims to use this funding to accelerate product innovation and development, solidify its leadership in Threat Intelligence Data, and expand into healthcare security and privacy protection.
CEO Brad Brooks Shares His Perspective
Brad Brooks, the CEO of Censys, expressed his enthusiasm about the funding, stating, “This round of funding brings us even closer to our goal as the ground truth for global internet infrastructure.” He emphasized Censys’ commitment to offering high-integrity data and analysis, vital for understanding exposures and conducting crucial threat investigations.
A New Addition to Censys’ Board
Censys has welcomed Andy Boyd, the former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Center for Cyber Intelligence, as their newest independent board advisor. With his vast experience in global intelligence operations, Boyd brings valuable insights into cyber operations, security practices, and risk mitigation.
Impressive Growth and Future Plans
Since its Series B in January 2022, Censys has reported an impressive 130%+ Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) growth. This growth can be attributed to various initiatives, including collaborations with leading tech vendors, the introduction of the Censys Internet Map, and the expansion of international offices. The company also plans to open an office in Seattle, Washington, by the end of 2023.
Established in 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Censys is the premier Internet Intelligence Platform for Threat Hunting and Exposure Management. The platform offers a comprehensive real-time view of global networks and devices. Renowned companies like Google, Cisco, Microsoft, and over 51% of the Fortune 500 trust Censys for their Exposure Management solutions.
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