NeuVector, a San Jose, CA-based provider of a platform to deliver continuous network security for containers, raised $7m in Series A funding.
The round was led by Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.
The company intends to use the funds to expand the sales and engineering teams supporting the cloud-native container firewall.
Launched in January 2017 and led by Fei Huang, CEO, NeuVector combines cloud-native intelligence with traditional network and firewall security to effectively automate container protections. The container firewall security solution – itself a container that can be added to existing container environments – leverages behavioral learning to automatically recognize and whitelist normal behavior, applying zero-configuration security policies that safeguard container traffic.
The solution provides application-layer segmentation to fully isolate container traffic, enabling it to proactively detect and block all suspicious connections within the container environment before malicious software or attackers can do any harm.
In this way, NeuVector delivers continuous network container security that protects application containers throughout the build, ship, and runtime phases of devops. This includes runtime vulnerability scanning active across all running containers and hosts, and threat detection designed to mitigate attempted DDoS, DNS, and other attacks.