Monday, August 18, 2014

GuardiCore Raises $11 Million for Software-defined Data Center Defense

GuardiCore, a startup based in Tel Aviv, raised US$11 million in venture funding for its security solutions for software-defined data centers.

GuardiCore is pursuing a strategy that looks beyond traditional perimeter defenses to address intra data center traffic (east-west) that has come to dominate software-defined network architectures. The company's first product is an "Active Honeypot" that responds to attacks by dynamically re-routing traffic, without the attacker knowing, to a highly monitored stealth “ambush” server. This approach exposes the true intentions of an attacker, provides quick insights about the nature of the attack and eliminates it in real-time.

The round of funding was led by Battery Ventures, with participation from Greylock IL and undisclosed strategic investors.

“GuardiCore is developing a completely new breed of network security,” said Pavel Gurvich, the company’s chief executive. “Powered by software-defined networking (SDN) methodologies and recent advances in virtualization, our solution is scalable to multi-terabit traffic rates. GuardiCore’s mission is simple: to provide security and IT executives with advanced tools to win the war against cyber-attacks.”