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AlienVault closes financing round after record year

Unified Security Management provider AlienVault announced today it closed a $52 million Series E funding round, which brings its total funding raised to $116, with investments from Institutional Venture Partners, Trident Capital and more. alienvault

The funds raised are set to help AlienVault scale its global sales and marketing programs and invest in product innovation for its USM platform and Open Threat Exchange, its open threat intelligence community.

“With today’s rapidly changing threat landscape, technology alone is not enough in the battle against cybercrime.  At AlienVault, we unify the security products, intelligence and community which enable all organizations – regardless of size – to quickly detect and respond to today’s threats,” said Barmak Meftah, president and CEO of AlienVault. “This round of funding will allow us to make the investments needed to rapidly expand our reach into this large market opportunity.”

AlienVault recorded strong progress throughout the last year, with a 75 percent increase in new customer growth and more than 65 percent bookings growth year over year. It was also named to the Visionary quadrant of the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM.

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AlienVault and Intel Collaborate to Expand Enterprise Threat Intelligence Sharing

AlienVault, a crowd-sourced threat intelligence and Unified Security Management provider, announced today collaboration with Intel Security in which Intel Security will integrate AlienVault Open Threat Exchange and the two companies will share real-time, actionable threat data.

"Intel Security is committed to industry collaborations which will help provide critical threat intelligence and better protection to our customers. Working with AlienVault will enable us to exchange threat data and enhance the level of customer protection delivered via McAfee's Global Threat Intelligence system," said David Coffey, vice president for GTI, McAfee Labs, part of Intel Security.

AlienVault OTX supports 26,000 participants globally with more than 1 million threat indicators daily, and the Intel Security GTI cloud provides active protection to more than 6 million customers in myriad customer deployments.

AlienVault suggested an increasingly complex threat landscape requires robust cybersecurity measures and more collaborative sharing of threat data.

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