Cyber / Intelligence Monthly Post September 2012

Cyber / Intelligence Monthly Post
September 2012
This Month in Cyber / Intelligence
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Senate Filibuster Halts Cybersecurity Bill Championed by Sen. Lieberman
CBO Report Says Defense Sequestration Could Cause Another Recession
VA Using Big Data to Improve Healthcare and Services to Veterans
Pentagon To Bolster Networks and Cyberattack Capabilities With “Plan X”
Quantum Computers Hold Promise to Revolutionize Cybersecurity
Sigma Partners Principal Richard Dale Leaves To Start “Big Data” VC Fund
Select M&A Activity
($ in millions)
Date
08/27/12
Target
White Cliffs
Consulting
08/22/12
Hubspan
08/20/12
Fidelis
Security
Systems
08/08/12
New World
Apps
08/02/12
Matasano
Security
08/01/12
FRISK
Software
International
Buyer
Novetta Solutions
Liaison Technologies
General Dynamics
Layered Technologies
NCC Group
Commtouch
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NA
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$13.0
NA
Category
Security
Cloud
Note
The acquisition strengthens Novetta’s overall
capabilities in the SIGINT and Cyber domains, and
enables Novetta to offer expanded services and
solutions to existing customers.
The acquisition gives Liaison combined expertise
and OEM / Referral Partnerships across key
vertical industries, process and security
compliance, and cloud-based Managed File
Transfer supporting secure and scalable file
transfer.
Security
The combination of Fidelis’ cybersecurity tools that
provide real-time network visibility and analysis
with GD’s cyber services and incident response
capabilities will strengthen customers’ ability to
achieve situational awareness to protect and
defend their networks.
Cloud
The acquisition gives Layered Tech an immediate
and meaningful presence in the Federal and public
sector markets, complementing its compliant
hosting leadership position in the financial payment
card, healthcare and SaaS markets.
Security
The acquisition will enable NCC to expand the
range of testing services it can provide across the
U.S. and Europe, and increases NCC’s presence
and profile in the U.S.
Security
The acquisition allows Commtouch to utilize
FRISK’s staff and IP to dramatically accelerate its
launch of white label antivirus solutions for the
OEM market, and enhance its SaaS capabilities.
Cyber / Intelligence Monthly Post
September 2012
Select VC Fundraising
($ in millions)
Date
08/29/12
08/23/12
08/22/12
Target
Investor
Zscaler
Lightspeed Venture
Partners
Mocana
Trident Capital
Intel Capital
Shasta
Southern Cross
Symantec
Nutanix
Lightspeed Ventures
Khosla Ventures
Battery Ventures
Goldman Sachs
Raised
Category
$38.0
Security /
Cloud
25.0
Security /
Mobile
The funding will enable the company to scale its
Mobile and Device Security Platform — a software
and network services solution for securing
connected devices and the information,
applications, and services that run on them.
Big Data
The new capital will bolster the company’s sales
and marketing teams, which will be important for
battles against larger incumbents like IBM and
EMC.
Big Data
The investment will enable the company to hire
and meet the rising demand for secure, scalable,
and adaptable Big Data products, and fuel the
release of an enterprise version of Apache
Accumulo, a scalable, high performance data
storage and retrieval system.
The Series A funding will allow the company to
further invest in its product roadmap and
accelerate its growth in the U.S. and global
markets.
33.0
Sqrrl
Matrix Partners
Atlas Venture
08/14/12
ParStream
Khosla Ventures
Baker Capital
Crunch Fund
Data Collective
Tola Capital
5.6
Big Data
08/12/12
Stackdriver
Bain Capital
Ventures
5.0
Cloud
Fixmo
Motorola Solutions
Venture Capital
AnyPresence
Grotech Ventures
Kinetic Ventures
Plumgrid
U.S. Venture Partners
Hummer Winblad Venture
Partners
08/03/12
SageCloud
Matrix Partners
and 8 unnamed others
08/02/12
Cyphort
Matrix Partners
Foundation Capital
08/20/12
08/09/12
08/08/12
08/07/12
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Note
The investment will be used to accelerate the
company’s go-to-market strategy and further
develop its cloud security offering with a high
emphasis on mobility. The company previously
denied all external funding offers.
2.0
NA
Security
The capital from this Series A round will be used to
hire engineers and build out its utility computing
product.
The funding, the fifth round since 2010, will be
used to boost R&D and expand internationally;
Motorola aims to work Fixmo’s expertise into its
own equipment.
Cloud
The Series B investment will allow the company to
accelerate development of mobile projects in the
healthcare, communications, and services sector,
as well as expand into new markets.
Cloud
The funding, which brings the total capital raised to
$12.7 million, will help strengthen the engineering
team, add QA and customer support staff, and
fund R&D.
3.2
Cloud
The funding will go towards developing and
launching the company’s first cloud storage
product, scheduled for release in 2013; $0.7
million went towards the purchase of notes.
7.0
Security
5.5
10.7
The Series A funding will allow it to expand its
leadership position in the high growth advanced
persistent threats (APTs) protection marketplace.