Tuesday, January 15, 2013

vArmour Raises $6 Million for Software-defined Security

vArmour Networks, a start-up based in Santa Clara, California, $6 million in a Series A funding for its work in software-defined security for virtualized data centers.

vArmour said its mission is to take virtualization into the realm of network security, pioneering a new kind of software-defined security (SDSec) that addresses the scalability, flexibility and cost challenges of current network security technologies.

Product details have not yet been announced but vArmour said its SDSec solutions are currently in evaluation with large enterprises and service providers in the US and internationally.

The funding round was led by Highland Capital Partners. This brings the company's total funding to $8 million since its founding in January 2011 by two NetScreen veterans.

"We're extremely excited to join the Highland Capital Partners portfolio," said Roger Lian, co-founder and CEO of vArmour. "Corey and the Highland team have a clear understanding of how virtualization places new demands and opens new opportunities across the IT spectrum. With the benefit of their deep enterprise experience, and our new resources, we're in a great position to further build our team and launch our SDSec solutions into the market."