StrikeReady raises $12 million to reduce complexity in SOC environments

StrikeReady has received $12 million in Series A funding, led by 33N Ventures, with participation from Hitachi Ventures, Monta Vista Capital, and industry luminaries Brian NeSmith, executive chairman and former CEO at Arctic Wolf, and Rod Beckstrom, former CEO of ICANN and Founding Director of the U.S. National Cybersecurity Center (now CISA).

StrikeReady is revolutionizing cybersecurity with its vendor-neutral AI security operations platform. This solution seamlessly integrates with organizations existing security tools, unifying the entire tech stack. StrikeReady’s command center makes SOC teams more efficient and effective by uniting, centralizing and operationalizing security, fostering smarter, faster decision-making and proactive security defense.

SOC environments are complex, and the tools traditionally used to manage security have proven ineffective and inefficient in bringing disparate technologies together and keeping companies ahead of threats. Further complicating the issue is the perpetual shortage of skilled security professionals, which hampers the ability to manage and respond to security incidents, leaving organizations vulnerable to cyber threats.

These challenges are driving the growth of StrikeReady, which is transforming the way modern security teams operate by reinventing how everything works together, while delivering a comprehensive, trustworthy view of security threats.

“Our security management platform up-levels and scales the capability of any SOC by making AI automation accessible and affordable for everyone,” CEO Yasir Khalid said. “The platform leverages AI to streamline and automate the routine and empower better, faster response to complex threats. Until now, our customers have referred to StrikeReady as a ‘well-kept secret’, but this funding will accelerate market awareness and growth.”

StrikeReady has secured Series A funding amidst challenging investment conditions, a testament to the sophistication of its AI solution and the pressing cybersecurity challenges it addresses. Despite turbulent times, StrikeReady’s innovative approach to how security teams work has garnered significant investor confidence.

StrikeReady intends to use its new funding to extend its product leadership in AI-based SOC technology, ramp its global go-to-market team, and continue scaling its infrastructure.

“StrikeReady is breaking the mold of conventional security solutions. We refuse to believe that security-centric companies should be confined to one platform. Instead, we champion the idea that teams should have the freedom to utilize the best-of-breed technology available,” said Carlos Moreira da Silva, partner at 33N Ventures. “StrikeReady turns this belief into reality through its dedication to seamless integrations, ensuring compatibility with the diverse array of tools utilized by SOC teams today and tomorrow.”

“StrikeReady pioneers a groundbreaking AI-powered Security Command Center. Their hybrid model augments human intuition with cutting-edge AI and ML technologies. The mission: Streamlining tool sprawl, bridging the cybersecurity skills gap, all while placing humans – equipped with guidance and automation – firmly at the helm of the cyber defense arsenal,” said Galina Sagan, Principal at Hitachi Ventures.

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