Censys announced it completed 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.
With this funding, Censys will continue to accelerate its R&D, engineering, product and sales operations. In addition, Brad Brooks, former CEO of OneLogin, has been appointed the company’s new chief executive officer to help accelerate the next phase of the company’s growth and product development.
Organizations’ unmanaged internet assets continue to jeopardize their overall security posture with expansive attack surfaces for bad actors to exploit and introduce new risks and incidents. In 2020, internet-facing cloud assets were involved in 73% of reported cybersecurity incidents. Censys’ mission is to provide intuitive attack surface management, enabling organizations to comprehensively manage their Internet-facing assets and risks regardless of host location, including discovering previously unknown internet assets.
Censys’ attack surface management platform continuously discovers organizations’ internet assets and monitors them as part of a comprehensive inventory, identifies egregious security issues, and prevents oversights from becoming vulnerabilities by ensuring that assets are protected by integrating with existing security solutions.
“Censys provides a consolidated view into both internal and external attack surface and dependencies enabling security leaders to make informed risk decisions and provide swifter response to issues,” said Sunil Kurkure, Managing Director, Intel Capital. “As organizations continue to seek added protection against today’s advanced cyber threats, Censys has an opportunity to further build its attack surface management solution to help CISOs better manage the ever-expanding security perimeter. We’re thrilled to be a part of the exciting journey ahead.”
Brooks, a seasoned senior technology executive with over 25 years of experience working with management teams at DocuSign, Juniper Networks and Microsoft to innovate product lines and grow customer base, succeeds Lorne Groe, who served as interim CEO and will return to his role of CFO and COO. At Censys, Brooks will help lead the company into its next growth phase and accelerate its solutions roadmap that will provide more asset discovery and self-service capabilities for enterprises and government agencies.
“Censys has created a stellar attack surface management platform that organizations view as a security problem solver. This industry leadership is reflected in the significant triple digit annual recurring revenue growth it has experienced year over year and the organizations it calls customers, including Google and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security,” said Brad Brooks, CEO, Censys. “I’m excited to join Censys as we begin this exciting new chapter and help bring more innovative capabilities to this rapidly growing attack surface management marketplace.”