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Sep 20, 2017
Larry Cheng
Larry Cheng is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Volition Capital.

Securonix Raises $29M to Expand Leadership in Next-Gen Security Analytics Market

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Sept. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Securonix, the market leader in big data security analytics, announced today that it raised $29M in Series A funding to fuel its accelerating growth and leadership in the user behavior analytics, next-gen security information and event management (SIEM), and log management market spaces. The company will use the funding to extend its investment in technology innovation, and expansion in domestic and global markets.

The funding round was led by Volition Capital. Roger Hurwitz of Volition Capital will be joining the Securonix Board of Directors. Eight Roads Ventures also participated in the round.

“Securonix has the foundation, vision, and management team to lead the security analytics market,” said Roger Hurwitz, Managing Partner of Volition Capital. “Securonix’s SNYPR Security Analytics platform is enabling organizations to quickly detect, triage, and mitigate the risks of advanced threats.”

Protecting critical company assets against advanced internal and external attacks is the number one issue in cybersecurity. As the methods of attacks become more sophisticated, organizations are seeking a modern approach that provides a forceful deterrent with effective detection and timely response capabilities. Securonix is transforming the security log management space using a Hadoop open data platform and machine learning capabilities to transform massive volumes of data into actionable intelligence.

The company’s dramatic growth is driven by the significant increase in its customer base domestically and across EMEA, APJ and Latin America. Securonix customers span across industry verticals and include more than a third of the Fortune 500 companies. Over the past year, Securonix has grown from 180 employees to over 300 located across the globe.

“We are excited about the opportunity to invest in Securonix as the company continues its global growth,” said Raj Dugar, Managing Partner, Eight Roads Asia. “Organizations are looking for a solution that detects and responds to threats in real-time, and Securonix’s modern approach and patented machine learning technology positions it to be the market leader in this space.”

“I am very excited to have high-caliber investors like Volition Capital and Eight Roads that understand our business and share our passion for innovation, customer satisfaction, and global market leadership,” said Sachin Nayyar, CEO and Founder of Securonix. “We have a tremendous opportunity to establish Securonix as a platform of choice for security analytics, and this investment and the experience the partners bring will help us reach that next level of growth.”

About Securonix
Securonix, the leader in Security Analytics, uses the power of Hadoop and machine learning technology to radically transform enterprise security with actionable intelligence. Our purpose-built UEBA and Next-Gen SIEM platforms consume, enrich and analyze massive volumes of data in real-time to detect and prioritize the highest risk threats to organizations. Using out of the box content, Securonix detects insider threat, cyber threat, cloud and fraud attacks automatically and accurately. Visit us at https://www.securonix.com.

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