Capsule8, a Brooklyn, New York-based provider of an attack disruption platform for cloud-native environments, completed a $6m Series A round of funding.
The round, which brings total funding to more than $8.5m, was led by Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from strategic investors. In conjunction with the funding, ClearSky Security Managing Director Jay Leek joined Capsule8’s board of directors, joining Bessemer’s Bob Goodman and former RSA Chairman and Capsule8 investor Art Coviello.
The company will use the funds to further develop its platform and to prepare the launch into general availability toward the end of this year.
Founded in fall 2016 and led by John Viega, CEO, Capsule8 is developing an automated attack protection and response platform purpose-built for cloud-native environments that enables organizations to detect, isolate, and even shut down attacks in the instant they happen without impacting performance.
The platform will also support legacy Linux production environments.