Cyber Security Funding M&A Infosec startup December 2020

$919M in Funding, 11 Acquisitions for Security Vendors

Well, 2020 is over and hopefully we’re approaching the tail-end of the pandemic. As we all try to predict the long-term impact of this event on the economy and society at large, a near certainty is that cyber security will be in demand.

The question – amplified by the devastation of the SolarWinds breach – of course is: what approach or combination of strategies will be best suited to protect endpoints, personal data, the cloud, critical infrastructure, applications, etc.?  

While I don’t have the answer, we’re tracking funding and acquisition trends to understand the educated guesses of those investing in, and purchasing innovative startups.

Here’s detailed look at December’s infosec investment.

December’s 26 cyber security funding rounds and mergers & acquisitions

VendorMarket SegmentActivity TypeAcquiring Co.Financials
GlasswallFile-based protectionP/E Funding $24M
EclecticIQThreat IntelFunding, C-round $24M
GoSecureMDRFunding, E+ -round $35M
SSL247SSL CertsAcquisitionSectigoUndisclosed 
XolphinSSL CertsAcquisitionSectigoUndisclosed 
AviraAnti VirusAcquisitionNorton Life Lock$360M
AccessDataGRC / InvestigationsAcquisitionExterroUndisclosed 
Orca SecurityCloudFunding, B-round $55M
SkyflowData PrivacyFunding, A-round $17.5M
At-BayCyber Insurance Funding, C-round $34M
DragosICSFunding, C-round $110M
Salt SecurityAPIFunding, B-round $30M
Beyond IdentityPasswordless SecurityFunding, B-round $75M
Viking CloudCloud ComplianceAcquisitionSysnet GlobalUndisclosed 
PanoptaNetwork MonitoringAcquisitionFortinetUndisclosed 
WizCloud SecurityFunding, A-round $100M
VMRayThreat Analysis/DetectionFunding, B-round $25M
VenafiMachine Identity ProtectionP/E Funding Undisclosed 
BigIDData Privacy / ComplianceFunding, D-round $70M
LogicGateGRCP/E Funding $8.75M
UpGuard CoreCompliance/MonitoringAcquisitionCloudhouse TechUndisclosed 
PlainIDAuthorizationFunding, B-round $11M
OneTrustData Privacy / ComplianceFunding, C-round $300M
VeraData SecurityAcquisitionHelpSystemsUndisclosed 
White OpsFraud/Bot DetectionAcquisitionGoldman SachsUndisclosed 

Sources of data: SecurityWeek Crunchbase News | Venture Beat | TechCrunch | Dark ReadingHelp Net Security | ZDNet | Security Boulevard | Infosec Magazine | CRN | cyberscoop | citybizlist

Click here for November’s cyber security vendor transactions


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