Virsec Secures $100 Million “Show of Force” Investment as it Redefines How Software is Secured
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 14, 2021— Virsec, the first cybersecurity company to fully protect software as it is executing, today announced a $100 million Series C investment from an unmatched community of industry players and company builders. The completion of the round brings total funding in the company to $137 million. With focus and urgency from the White House as well as private sector leaders to aggressively expand cybersecurity advancement and collaboration for the purposes of national and economic defense, Virsec has assembled a pool of expertise and resources to greatly expand its team, and power an acceleration of its groundbreaking innovations.
Virsec Security Platform (VSP) stops sophisticated attacks at the first point of insurgence, so an adversary does not have the dwell time in software to orchestrate and execute their malicious plans. VSP is the only solution that can truly eradicate threats to the software workload at runtime, in real-time, while reducing the cost of security operations.
“The world runs on software, and with the onslaught of damaging attacks to it, the world is also in a cyber crisis. That is why Virsec developed an unprecedented, radical, and multi-patented approach to fully protect software while it is executing, regardless of its environment,” said Dave Furneaux, Chief Executive Officer of Virsec. “We are able to provide our customers a ‘golden image’ of their software, bugs and all, and therefore we instantaneously detect and stop attacks before they happen. This is the type of game-changing technology that the market immediately needs. We are extraordinarily grateful for the community of investors, advisors, and security practitioners that have assembled around the company to help us achieve our mission.”
Virsec’s Series C investors range from the former Chairman and CEO of Cisco, John Chambers, to the former Chairman and CEO of EMC, Mike Ruettgers, to a number of former high-ranking government and intelligence officials. Led by BlueIO, the round also includes Allen & Company LLC, Arena Holdings, Intuitive Venture Partners, JC2 Ventures, Artiman Ventures, Quantum Valley Investments, and Marker Hill Capital.
With more than 50 patents, Virsec provides the first and only application-aware workload protection platform that incorporates System Integrity Assurance, Application Control and Memory Protection into a single solution. Virsec delivers in-depth visibility across the entire workload and detects, and blocks known and unknown threats that remain concealed by heuristic and endpoint security solutions. The Virsec solution maps the expected performance of each application on a workload and protects the memory those applications use to execute. Virsec ensures that the components of those applications are correct and unmodified before they are allowed to execute, and any deviation from the norm is treated as a threat.
“Clearly, cyber security products are not working well enough. Judging by the response from leading edge enterprises, Virsec is a game-changing business with a completely differentiated protection first approach to solving the cybersecurity crisis. Virsec stands alone amidst a sea of similar security companies.” – Mike Ruettgers, Former CEO & Chairman of EMC
“Traditional and legacy security solutions are simply not enough to protect organizations from the extremely advanced attacks we are seeing today. This is why I decided to invest in Virsec. We are at an inflection point in cybersecurity and Virsec does what is needed: fully protect application workloads at runtime before an attacker can even make a move.” – John Chambers, CEO of JC2 Ventures, Former CEO & Chairman of Cisco
“The future of cybersecurity resilience for all enterprises includes fully protecting software. Virsec has the capability to fully protect software in the workload in an automated and enterprise-friendly way. Their run-time, high-performance protection technology is well thought-out from a deployment and operational perspective. Virsec is leading this emerging workload protection market with technology to alert and fully protect software in real-time.” – Jim Routh, Former CISO of MassMutual, AETNA, & J.P. Morgan
Virsec is the world’s leading provider of application-aware workload cyber protection. Virsec's unique technology defends against the widest range of attacks, both known and unknown, with no signature or prior knowledge required. The solution secures any and all critical business applications, from legacy to COTS to custom, in any environment. Virsec is led by industry veterans with extensive leadership experience at multiple leading cybersecurity and technology companies and a long list of high-growth startups. More information is available at www.virsec.com.