Censys in Ann Arbor, a provider of continuous attack surface management that seeks to prevents cybersecurity breaches, has announced the completion of 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. Censys will use the funding to accelerate its research and development, engineering, products, and sales operations. In addition, the company has appointed Brad Brooks as CEO. He was formerly CEO of OneLogin.
“Censys provides a consolidated view into both internal and external attack surface and dependencies enabling security leaders to make informed risk decisions and provide swifter response to issues,” says Sunil Kurkure, managing director of Intel Capital.
“As organizations continue to seek added protection against today’s advanced cyber threats, Censys has an opportunity to further build its attack surface management solution to help CISOs better manage the ever-expanding security perimeter. We’re thrilled to be a part of the exciting journey ahead.”
According to the 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, internet-facing cloud assets were involved in 73 percent of reported cybersecurity incidents. Censys provides attack surface management, enabling organizations to comprehensively manage their Internet-facing assets and risks regardless of host location, including discovering previously unknown internet assets.
The platform continuously discovers organizations’ internet assets and monitors them as part of a comprehensive inventory, identifies egregious security issues, and prevents oversights from becoming vulnerabilities by ensuring that assets are protected by integrating with existing security solutions.
“Censys has created a stellar attack surface management platform that organizations view as a security problem solver,” says Brooks. “This industry leadership is reflected in the significant triple digit annual recurring revenue growth it has experienced year over year and the organizations it calls customers, including Google and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 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 marketplace.”