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网络安全创企Exabeam获5000万美元D轮融资,有望成为下一个Splunk

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网络安全创企Exabeam获5000万美元D轮融资,有望成为下一个Splunk

Exabeam是一家利用大数据、机器学习和机器分析来检测和应对网络威胁的网络安全创业公司。目前,Exabeam在D轮融资中获得了5000万美元的资金,该轮融资由Lightspeed Venture Partners主导,Cisco Investments、Norwest Venture Partners、Aspect Ventures、Icon Ventures和Shlomo Kramer等风险投资公司参与。

Exabeam成立于2013年,总部位于美国加州圣马特奥市,是安全信息和事件管理(SIEM)平台之一。与其它安全信息和事件管理平台一样,Exabeam从事公司日志数据源的分析工作,通过分析确定什么是正常行为,从而指出非正常行为,并给出风险评分。所检测到的异常行为越多,该公司的风险评分就越高。通常情况下,对于正常行为的评定可能需要几周的观测时间,但是,通过访问历史数据,这段时间可以缩短到几天之内。

此前,Exabeam共筹集到6500万美元的资金,其中包括去年获得的3000万美元。本次获得的5000万美元融资,Exabeam计划将其用于发展云计算组合,并实现全球业务的翻倍。

下一个Splunk

目前,Exabeam面临着许多声名赫赫的竞争对手,六年前在纳斯达克上市的Splunk就是其中之一。Splunk的股票价格一直在顶峰波动,在过去的六个月里,该公司的股价已经超过100美元,远远高于首次公开募股时的17美元。即使对手风头正盛,Exabeam依然信心满满,公司宣称其投资者认为他们会成为下一个Splunk。

Exabeam首席执行官Nir Polak说:“新注入的资金使我们能够实现对云解决方案的大规模投入,这样,云解决方案才能覆盖全球更多的企业。我们有望超越Splunk,并成为SIEM市场下一个领导者。”

与此同时,SIEM领域的另一家公司AlienVault在上个月获得了美国电话电报公司(AT&T)的投资。近几个月里,网络安全领域的大额融资频频出现,其中,市值30亿美元的CrowdStrike获得了2亿美元的融资,而Cylance公司则获得1.2亿美元的融资。

据称,SIEM网络安全市场的市场总值在2019年将达到45亿美元。

Lightspeed Venture Partners的Ravi Mhatre补充道:“Exabeam仅仅运营五年,就迅速获得70%的市场交易份额,目前,该公司已经可以与行业领头者进行正面交锋,这种发展势头简直不容忽视!”

Exabeam, a cybersecurity startup that leverages big data, machine learning, and analytics to detect and respond to cyber threats, has raised $50 million in a series D round of funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from Cisco Investments, Norwest Venture Partners, Aspect Ventures, Icon Ventures, and Shlomo Kramer.

Founded in 2013, San Mateo-based Exabeam is one of a number of security information and event management (SIEM) platforms that analyzes companies’ log data sources to establish what “normal” behavior looks so it can flag abnormal activities and allocate a risk score. The more abnormal activities detected, the higher the risk score. It can take a few weeks to build up a picture of what constitutes “normality” in a company, but with access to historical data this can be reduced to days.

Exabeam had previously raised around $65 million in funding, including a $30 million raise last year, and with another $50 million in the bank it plans to “grow its cloud portfolio” and double down on global expansion.

“The next Splunk”

Exabeam faces a number of big-name competitors, such as Splunk, which went public on the Nasdaq six years ago. Splunk‘s shares are riding on the crest of a wave, having been at well over $100 for the past six months — significantly over its 2012 IPO price of $17. With full confidence, Exabeam claims its investors are actually touting the startup as “the next Splunk.”

“The new funding will allow us to invest heavily in our new cloud solutions and reach even more enterprises around the world,” said Exabeam CEO Nir Polak. “We are on track to overtake Splunk and be the next SIEM market leader.”

Elsewhere, AlienVault, which also operates in the SIEM realm, was snapped up by AT&T just last month. A number of big funding rounds have emerged in the broader cybersecurity sphere in recent months, including CrowdStrike, which raised $200 million at a $3 billion valuation and Cylance, which raised $120 million.

The SIEM cybersecurity market is reportedly set to reach $4.5 billion in 2019.

“After just five years in business, Exabeam is rapidly gaining market share and winning deals 70 percent of the time when pitted head-to-head with the incumbent,” added Lightspeed Venture Partners’ Ravi Mhatre. “That simply cannot be ignored.”

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