Ann Arbor’s Censys Closes $35M in Series B Funding to Limit Cybersecurity Threats

Ann Arbor’s Censys announced the closing of a $35 million Series B funding round led by Intel Capital. // stock photo

Ann Arbor-based Censys, a provider of continuous attack surface management aimed at preventing cybersecurity breaches, has announced it has closed 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, product and sales activities. In addition, the company has appointed Brad Brooks as CEO. He was formerly CEO of OneLogin.

“Censys provides a consolidated view of both the internal and external attack surface and dependencies, enabling security leaders to make informed risk decisions and respond to issues faster,” said Sunil Kurkure, managing director of Intel Capital.

“As organizations continue to seek additional protection against today’s modern cyber threats, Censys has an opportunity to further expand its attack surface management solution to help CISOs better manage the ever-expanding security perimeter. We are very excited to be part of the exciting journey that lies ahead.”

Internet-connected cloud assets were implicated in 73 percent of reported cybersecurity incidents, according to the 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report. Censys provides attack surface management that enables organizations to comprehensively manage their internet-facing assets and risks regardless of host location, including detection of previously unknown internet assets.

The platform continually discovers and monitors corporate Internet assets as part of a comprehensive inventory, identifying egregious security issues and preventing oversights from becoming vulnerabilities by ensuring assets are protected through integration with existing security solutions.

“Censys has created an excellent attack surface management platform that organizations see as a solution to security problems,” says Brooks. “This industry leadership is reflected in the significant triple-digit annual recurring revenue growth the company has experienced year over year and the organizations it names as customers, including Google and the US Department of Homeland Security. I look forward to joining Censys as we begin this exciting new chapter and help bring more innovative capabilities to this fast-growing attack surface management market.”

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