Corelight, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a cybersecurity network visibility solution, closed a $9.2m Series A funding.
The round was led by Accel Partners, with participation from Osage University Partners and Riverbed Technology Co-founder Dr. Steve McCanne.
The funding will be used to accelerate the company’s growth plans through investments in sales, marketing and engineering.
Founded by Dr. Vern Paxson (a Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley and Chief Scientist at Corelight), Robin Sommer (CTO), Seth Hall (Chief Evangelist), and led by Greg Bell, CEO, Corelight delivers network visibility solutions for cybersecurity built on an open source framework called Bro.
Corelight Sensor, the company’s first product, is a data recorder for network that allows users to go back in time to understand sophisticated cyber attacks effectively. It incorporates a host of features, including a comprehensive API, enterprise integrations for Splunk, Amazon S3 and Kafka, performance optimizations yielding 3-4x higher data processing throughput compared to standard servers, a high performance FPGA-based network interface card (NIC), optimized file extraction and log filtering.
Corelight is used to investigate and prevent ransomware, denial of service, unauthorized access, misconfiguration, abuse, exfiltration of data, malware infection, insider threat, port scanning, advanced persistent threat (APT) as well as phishing or other mail-based attacks or incidents.